Dr. K.K. Naidoo

Director | Dr. KK. Naidoo

Dr Naidoo

Dr. KK. Naidoo


Dr Kamsaladevi Kumudini Naidoo [B.Pharm (UDW), MBL (UNISA), DBL (UNISA)] has a broad knowledge of business and leadership. She owned and managed a community pharmacy for approximately ten years and was also employed in the corporate environment as a Responsible Pharmacist.

She also has extensive academic leadership and management experience. During her time as an academic at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), she not only lectured Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and Applied Clinical Chemistry to pharmacy students, but was also a member of the Faculty Board and the University Senate, the B.Pharm Program Coordinator, the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Discipline Chair, the School Representative on both the Faculty and University merger committees, and the School Representative on staff selection committees.

She was also the Academic Manager and Principal of two business schools and the General Manager of an educational services group. She also taught strategic management, leadership, operations management, entrepreneurship and project management to postgraduate students.

She has supervised and examined research projects at both the honors and masters levels and she has also co-supervised a Doctoral thesis. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed publications and presented at both national and international conferences. Her specific research interests are:

  • Drug stability in resource constrained, tropical, and sub-tropical
  • Quality assurance, business ethics, good corporate governance, strategy, operations management, supply chain management, project management, competitive advantage in turbulent environments, entrepreneurship, leadership, and human resources management.

As a medical editor, she has, from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, edited more than 950 articles across a broad spectrum of medical disciplines and facilitated the publication of 11 articles in peer reviewed journals.

She served as a Council Member (by ministerial appointment) on the South African Interim Nursing Council, which served to unify the then four existing Nursing Councils and to prepare for a democratic permanent Council. She was appointed as a course evaluator by the South African Pharmacy Council and has served as a program and institutional evaluator for the Council of Higher Education.

She is currently the Branch Director of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Coastal Branch and the South African Association of Community Pharmacists  KwaZulu-Natal Coastal Branch and the Executive Director of two companies, one of which is a public benefit organization. Being mindful of the importance of the next generation to the future of pharmacy, she also delivers ad hoc lectures to pharmacy students at UKZN

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