Core Staff

Prof Vikash Sewram
Director of the ACI
Prof Vikash Sewram is the Founding Director of the African Cancer Institute (ACI). In 2009 he was nominated to the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and, in 2014, to the Permanent Scientific Committee in the Oncology Section of the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus (OESO). Prof Sewram serves on the boards of Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Prevention and Control of Cancer in South Africa and Pharmaceutical and Analytical Committee of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) and as Vice Chair of its Good Practices Compliance Committee. He has earned 10 national and nine international research awards, for his work as a strong advocate for cancer research through his continuous service at the African Cancer Institute (ACI). Prof Sewram obtained a PhD degree in Medicinal Chemistry and Physiology from the University of Natal in 1998, an MPH in Cancer Epidemiology (with distinction) from the School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, in 2002, and a PhD in Public Health: Cancer Epidemiology from the same university in 2007.
Dr Yoshan Moodley
Senior Lecturer
Dr Yoshan Moodley is an epidemiologist and public health researcher who joined the African Cancer Institute as a senior lecturer on the MPhil Cancer Science programme in September 2021. He holds a master’s in public health (University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom) and a PhD in Clinical Medicine (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa). He has several years’ experience in postgraduate teaching and supervision, having previously been appointed as a senior lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and an associate professor (research) at the Wits School of Clinical Medicine. Yoshan has a keen interest in applying technological approaches, such as machine learning and spatial analysis, to address some of the setting-specific challenges associated with retaining patients in oncology care.