Nonhlanhla Mkumbuzi is a sports physiotherapist and has a Ph.D. in Exercise Science. In her clinical career, she has served Zimbabwe's national men's, women's and youth rugby, netball, football, and Olympic teams. She also has teaching experience from institutions in Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Anglophone Southern Africa. Currently, she splits her time between research and consultancy work. Her research work is in marginalised athletes such as women and girls of colour, and those from low- and middle-income settings such as in Africa. Her research focuses on the intersection of biology, race, gender, society and culture, and economics in athletic participation, performance, injury rehabilitation, and sports medicine policy. Additionally, she is the founder and executive director at NtombiSport where she develops research programs, clinical strategies and sports medicine policies that are situated in the lived realities of African women and girls in sport. In her free time, she enjoys culinary experiments, pole artistry, hiking, and training for half-Ironmans. She is, however, yet to compete in a half-Ironman race.