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Dr Vendelin Tarmo Simon

Researcher, Lecturer Dept. Sociology and Anthropology, University of Dar es Salaam

Researcher, Lecturer  Dept. Sociology and Anthropology, University of Dar es Salaam


P.O.Box 35043
Dar es Salaam


+255 688 282133


Dr. Simonholds a BA degree in sociology and anthropology from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; a Master of Philosophy in Gender and Development from the University of Bergen, Norway; PhD in Anthropology from the University of Basel, Switzerland. Vendelin PhD study focused on ageing, health and care among the Coastal Community of Tanzania.

Vendelinworks extensively on livelihood of vulnerable groups, health and in the past six years on chronic and non-communicable diseases. Currently, Vendelin holds a permanent position at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Dar es Salaam. 

Key research/capacity building interests

Research Interests

  • Ageing and Health
  • Elderly Care
  • Vulnerable groups


  • Training

Key methodological skills

  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods

Current/planned research

  • Ageing, health and care in Tanzania
  • Ageing and HIV/AIDS in Tanzania
  • Reproductive health

Current engagement in capacity building

  • Training and curriculum development for the MA and PHD in Anthropology