Temba has published in the area of forensic genetics, neuropathology and immunology. His current focus is in translational medicine working in neuropathology of brain tumours and cancer immunology. Interests include exploring the relationship between respiratory diseases associated with primary lung cancers that metastasise to the brain.
Temba was involved in the setup and running of the BSc Medical Sciences Foundation programme after joining the School of Medicine from the School of Forensics and Applied Sciences. He has led a number of modules including: Investigative Sciences using Mathematics; Biology and Chemical Systems; Body Systems; Scientific Communication; and Case Based Study for Scientific Problem Solving. He currently leads on the Molecular Medicine module on the BSc Medical Sciences Accelerated programme.
Temba is a member of the Brain Tumour North West - an organisation that involves a number of universities, and hospitals in a strategic alliance to consolidate and exploit clinical and research based expertise within the region. He has presented in a number of local and international conferences in the field of medicine and forensic science.
Temba has also gained training in Medical Education in the area of assessments to an advanced level, joint training course in molecular pathology approach to cancer with the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Temba also provides consultant services abroad as a member of the Health Cluster for Southern Africa working with their Ministries of Health.