Dr. Reginald Dennis Gwisai

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science (University of
  • Botswana)Master of Science in Environmental Science (University of Botswana)
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health (Solusi University)

Email: rdgwisai@buse.ac.zw; reginalddgwisai@yahoo.co.uk, reginalddgwisai@gmail.com
Phone: +263 733817089, +263783565293, +263717234428

Dr R.D. Gwisai is an environmental health/pollution/quality management scientist with current teaching, research, extension and consultancy interests in waste management and pollution control, water, air and soil pollution, water resources development and management, safety health and environmental issues (law, risk and auditing) wastewater issues, and the impacts of point pollution sources (e.g. mines, smelters, farms and landfills) on both the environment and human health. Furthermore he has conducted EIAs and Environmental Management Plans in the mining, agriculture and waste management industries.

Dr Gwisai is a Researcher and Academic at Bindura University of Science Education, an Associate Consultant with ELWAS Consultancy Private Limited (Zimbabwe), Professional Associate to Geoflux Botswana Private Limited, Principal Advisor to HE Consultancy (Zimbabwe), and Principal Technical Advisor for CSR International (Zimbabwe). He is currently teaching the following courses; Environmental Impact Assessment; Principles of Industrial Processes; Food Safety and Meat Hygiene, Safety and Health Law I; Waste Water Treatment; Industrial and Labour Relations; and Safety Health and Environmental Auditing.

Dr Gwisai is a member of the following professional bodies Zimbabwe Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (MSZIOSH), Environmental Professional Council of Zimbabwe (EPCOZ) and Health Professions Council (HPC). Dr Gwisai is a member of several University wide committees and the SHEM UNIT research cluster. He holds the following academic qualifications; BSc. Environmental Health (Solusi University), MSc. Environmental Science (University of Botswana), PhD. Environmental Science (University of Botswana).

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

  • 2013: INTERNATIONAL GEOSPHERE BIOSPHERE PROGRAMME (IGBP)-BOTSWANA GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE (BGCC) SECOND BEST CONFERENCE POSTER PRESENTATION.
  • 2008: THE COUNCIL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH IN AFRICA (CODESRIA) SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME FOR THESIS WRITING.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Reginald Dennis Gwisai, Raban Chanda, and Thando Gwebu (2015). ASSESSING THE IMPACTS OF GASEOUS EMISSIONS ON HUMAN HEALTH AROUND SELEBI –PHIKWE BCL COPPER NICKEL MINE, BOTSWANA. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa. Volume 17 (7), 1 – 17. [Corresponding Author]
  2. Olusegun Areola, Eagilwe Segosebe and Reginald Dennis Gwisai (2015). ASSESSING PHYSICO – CHEMICAL POLLUTANTS AND HEAVY METALS IN WATER SOURCES AROUND LOBATSE SANITARY LANDFILL IN BOTSWANA. Open Journal of Applied & Theoretical Environmental Sciences (OJATES). Volume 1(1), 31 – 55. [Corresponding Author]
  3. Wadzanayi Cynthia Nyamombe and Reginald Dennis Gwisai (2015). ASSESSING THE SOURCE SEPARATION AND RECYCLING POTENTIAL OF HOUSEHOLD WASTE. A CASE STUDY OF GADZEMA SUBURB IN CHINHOYI, ZIMBABWE. Open Journal of Applied & Theoretical Environmental Sciences (OJATES). Volume 1(1), 56 – 71. [Corresponding Author]
  4. Reginald Dennis Gwisai, Olusegun Areola, and Eagilwe Segosebe (2014). RESPIRATORY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROBLEMS OF SCAVENGERS AND LANDFILL EMPLOYEES IN A MUNICIPAL LANDFILL SITE IN LOBATSE, BOTSWANA. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa. Volume 16 (1), 37 – 55. [Corresponding Author]

PROJECTS UNDERWAY

  • AN ASSESSMENT OF THE FLOOD PRONE AREAS AND IMPACTS OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS IN MUZARABANI, ZIMBABWE.
    Principal Investigator: Mrs. C. Katsinde, Bindura University of Science Education.
    Other Investigators: Dr. E. Mufunda, Zimbabwe Open University. Mrs L. Makuyana and Dr. R.D. Gwisai, Bindura University of Science Education.
  • FOOD SAFETY KNOWLEDGE ATTITUDE AND HYGIENE PRACTICES AMONG FOOD SERVICE PROVIDERS AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE BINDURA URBAN COMMUNITY, ZIMBABWE.
    Principal Investigator: Dr. R.D. Gwisai, Bindura University of Science Education.
    Other Investigators: Mr. F. Ncube, Bindura University of Science Education
    Research Group Assistants: Miss Yemurai Nyamande, Miss Sinodia Siniwa, Miss Vimbai Sajeni, Mr. Innocent Madora, Mr. Charles Masike, Mr Elliot Chakubva, Mr Morgan Gutsa, Mr Emmanuel Mhlanga, Mr Admire Zvipore, Bindura University of Science Education.
  • URBAN WATER USE STORAGE AND TRAINING. A PARTICIPATORY HEALTH AND HYGIENE EDUCATION SURVEY FOR BINDURA MUNICIPALITY, ZIMBABWE.
    Principal Investigator: Dr. R.D. Gwisai, Bindura University of Science Education.
    Research Group Assistant: Mr. Innocent Madora, Bindura University of Science Education
  • ASSESSING WASTE MANAGEMENT IN URBAN ZONES: THE CASE OF BINDURA MUNICIPALITY, MASHONALAND CENTRAL PROVINCE, ZIMBABWE.
    Principal Investigator: Dr. R.D. Gwisai, Bindura University of Science Education.
    Other Investigators and Research Assistants: Miss Yemurai Nyamande, Miss Sinodia Siniwa, Miss Vimbai Sajeni, Mr. Innocent Madora, Mr. Charles Masike, Mr Elliot Chakubva, Mr Morgan Gutsa, Mr Emmanuel Mhlanga, Mr Admire Zvipore, Bindura University of Science Education.

RESEARCH GRANTS AWARDED

  1. FOOD SAFETY KNOWLEDGE ATTITUDE AND HYGIENE PRACTICES AMONG FOOD SERVICE PROVIDERS AND THEIR IMPACT ON THE BINDURA URBAN COMMUNITY, ZIMBABWE [2016 – 2017].
  2. AN ASSESSMENT OF THE FLOOD PRONE AREAS AND IMPACTS OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS IN MUZARABANI, ZIMBABWE [2016 – 2017].