Shingai Machingaidze is an epidemiologist and public health specialist. She has fourteen years of experience in the public health and clinical research fields where she has gained considerable experience leading workforce development programs that build the capacity of Africa-based scientists and institutions. Her expertise includes conducting and managing clinical trials and clinical research; managing research grants and finances; advising and supporting public health programmes; as well as managing strategic partnerships and engagements with national, regional and international agencies. She is an alumna of ADVAC (Advanced Course of Vaccinology), a member of faculty for the Vaccines for Africa (VACFA) Annual Vaccinology Course as well as a Future Africa Forum Fellow. She is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Clinical Trial Community. She is currently the Senior Science Officer in the Office of the Director at Africa CDC as well as the CPHIA Secretariat Lead (2021, 2022, 2023).