British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM)
Nonhlanhla (Noe) Mkumbuzi is a sports physiotherapist and has a Ph.D. in Exercise Science. In her clinical career, she has served Zimbabwe’s national men’s, women’s and youth rugby, netball, football, and Olympic teams. She also has teaching experience from institutions in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Anglophone Southern Africa, and the United Kingdom. Currently, she splits her time between teaching and research at Northumbria University (UK), Midlands State University (Zimbabwe), Nelson Mandela University (South Africa), and consultancy work for FIFA’s Women’s Football Department and the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Her academic work is in marginalised athletes such as women and girls of colour, and those from low- and middle-income settings such as in Africa. Her research focuses on the intersection of biology, race, gender, society and culture, and economics in athletic participation, performance, injury rehabilitation, and sports medicine policy. Additionally, she is the founder and executive director at NtombiSport where she develops research programs, clinical strategies and sports medicine policies that are situated in the lived realities of African women and girls in sport.