Dr Elizabeth Selemani Meke
Senior Research Fellow, Chancellor College, Centre for Educational Research and Training (CERT), University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi
Elizabeth Meke is Co-Investigator of the English as a School Subject project, and leads the research in Malawi. She is a Senior Research Fellow working with the University of Malawi, Chancellor College, at the Centre for Educational Research and Training (CERT). She is currently the Acting Director for the Centre. Elizabeth Holds a PhD in Teacher Education obtained from University of Fort Hare in South Africa. As a Senior Research Fellow, Elizabeth has conducted numerous research and consultancy projects for the Ministry of Education and different Development Partners, such as the Education Development Trust (EDT – UK), Firelight Foundation; USAID, UNICEF, JICA, Population Council, GIZ, Save the Children, UNESCO; MACRO International, ActionAid, Concern World Wide, Open Society Foundation, Plan Malawi, and others. Her work has mainly focused on all levels of education, especially primary education in the areas of Gender; Child rights; Teacher development; Teacher classroom practice; Teacher management; Inclusive education; Learning outcomes; Privatization of education; Literacy and numeracy; Curriculum issues; HIV/AIDS; Girl child education; Assessment; and Policy, among other areas. Elizabeth has also published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, the Journal of International Cooperation in Education, the Multidisciplinary Journal of the University of Fort Hare, the Anthropologist Journal, and the International Journal of Education Development.
She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for the Civil Society Education Coalition (CSEC), which is an umbrella body for Civil Society Organizations working in the education sector in Malawi.