Dr Jupiter Shikunzi Simbeye Staff Profile

Lecturer in Statistics

PhD., MSc., BSc.
+265 1 524 936

Jupiter Shikunzi Simbeye holds a PhD from University College Dublin in Ireland, two masters’ degrees (Biostatistics and Applied Statistics) from Hasselt University in Belgium and also a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Malawi. He serves as Lecturer and Head in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Chancellor College. He is also President of Statistical Association of Malawi, External Moderator for the University of Namibia, Department of Statistical Methods and Techniques in the Faculty of Science, Institutional Lead for the DELTAS-S2ACABT project, Chancellor College.

He teaches Masters in Biostatistics students in Generalized Linear Models, practical statistics as well as research supervision. His current research interests are in Complex Survey Designs and Analysis, Generalized Linear Models, Spatial Data Analysis with Public Health applications including HIV & AIDS. He also has experience in design of studies, supervising large surveys, statistical training and analysis of different types of data, having been attached or provided consultancy services for several institutions including National Statistical Offices (NSO), ICF Macro –DHS Fellows program and Service Provision Assessments (SPA), Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industries (MCCCI), Reserve Bank of Malawi and Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa (MARA) Project among others.

Peer Reviewed Publications / Conference papers

  1. Namangale, J,J., Simbeye, J,S., Meke, E.,and Chimombo, J. (2010). Primary and secondary school teachers’ HIV/AIDS information needs, sources and its diffusion into Malawian society, International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 48:3 pp 94-96.
  2. Kazembe, L, N., Chirwa, T,F., Simbeye, J,S. and Namangale, J,J (2008). Application of Bayesian approach in modelling risk of malaria – related mortality in hospitals. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 8:6.
  3. Simbeye, J.S., Walsh, P.P., Masanjala, W.H. and Mariuzzo, F. (2011): Self Assessment of Health in Rural Malawi Women: A Dynamic Probit Model. Poster presentation at the Young Statisticians’ Meeting, August 19 -21, 2011, Trinity College Dublin, Satellite event of the 58th International Statistical Institute (ISI) World Congress, 21 –26 August, 2011
  4. Simbeye, J.S., Walsh, P.P., Masanjala, W.H. and Mariuzzo, F. (2011): Self Assessment of Health in Rural Malawi Women: What Really Matters. Presented at the 12th Biennial Sub-Sahara African Network (SUSAN) of the International Biometric Society (IBS) conference in Botswana, 27thJune – 1st July, 2011

Present Research Projects

Nsomba N’chuma Project: Improved processing and marketing of healthy fish products in inland fisheries in Malawi. A collaboration of Malawi Government’s Department of Fisheries, World Fish and Chancellor College. Working as Research Statistician. Date: 11/2014 to 05/2017. Value CAD 1.4 million. Funded by IDRC through the Cultivate Africa for the Future (CultiAF) programme. 

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