Dr. Violet P. Dudu


  • PhD in Environmental Science (North West University)
  • MSc. Meteorology and Air Quality (Wageningen University and Research Centre)
  • BSc. Ed (Hons) Chemistry (BUSE)
  • Diploma in Science Education (UZ), Certificate in Family and Health Life studies
  • Certificate in Nuclear Security
  • Certificate in Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to responsible research practices in chemical and biological sciences.

Research interests:

  • Air Quality – Emission studies, Measurements and monitoring, modelling, Regulatory and legal Issues
  • Radionuclides – Health and Environmental Effects
  • Climate Change
  • Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA)
  • Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) for the Zimbabwe National Chapter and an international member of the OWSD.


  1. Madzunya D, Dudu VP, Mathuthu M and Manjoro M (2020) Radiological health risk assessment of drinking water and soil dust from Gauteng and North West Provinces, in South Africa: Heliyon 6:1-7.
  2. Kanda A, Ncube F, Gadaga T, Dudu VP, Makumbe P, Nyamadzawo G (2019) Contamination of soil around an abandoned gold mine tailings dam with trace elements in a small town, northern Zimbabwe, International Journal of Global Environmental Issues: 18(4):283-302.
  3. Mathuthu M, Dudu VP*, and Manjoro M (2019) Source apportionment of air particulates in South Africa: A review. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences 9(1):100-113.
  4. Dudu VP*, Mathuthu M and Manjoro M (2018) Assessment of heavy metals and radionuclides in dust fallout in the West Rand mining area of South Africa. Clean Air Journal 28(2):42-52.
  5. Okuku C, Dudu V, Thabethe N, Ashworth K and Young P. (2018) Air Pollution in Emerging Mega-Cities: Sources, Evolution and Impacts Workshop, Clean Air Journal 28(2):10
  6. Dudu V.P* and Jeche T. (2015) An Assessment of Occupational Noise Levels in a Plastic Manufacturing Industry in Zimbabwe, Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, 4(1):21-27.
  7. Gotosa J, Nyamadzawo G, Mtetwa T, Kanda A and Dudu V.P* (2015) Comparative Road Dust Suppression Capacity of Molasses Stillage and Water on Gravel road in Zimbabwe, Advances in Research, 3(2):1-11.
  8. Masamha B., Kanda A., Mapuwei T., Gotosa, J and Dudu V.P. (2014) Multinomial regression modelling of factors determining choice of household water treatment technology in Bindura rural district of Zimbabwe, Research Journal of Mathematics and Statistics 6(2):12-15.
  9. Dudu V.P*, Mapfaire L., Masamha B., Kanda A and Nemadire S. (2013) Characterization of particulate matter from power plant stack emissions in Southern Zimbabwe, Atmospheric and Climate Sciences 3:313-320.
  10. Dudu V.P*, Masamha B., Mapfaire L., Machingura B and Chivuraise G. (2013) Onsite bioremediation using bio gel on petroleum hydrocarbons contaminated soil in Zimbabwe, Environmental Management and Sustainable Development 2(1):143-153.
  11. Dudu V.P* (2012) Stakeholder Analysis and Adaptation Strategies to the Impacts of Climate Change on Coffee farming in Ethiopia, Lambert Academic Publishers, Germany, 85pp.
  12. Manyumwa D., Mafuse N., Matovore M., Musara J., Munyati V.T., Chimvuramabwe J., Chagwiza G., Zivenge E and Dudu V. (2013) Extent and adoption determinants of floating tray technology by smallholder tobacco farmers: A case of Zimbabwe, Journal of Development and Agricultural economics 5(10): 416-424.