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Chief Research Specialist, Human Sciences Research Council

Dr Andrea Juan is a Chief Research Specialist in the Inclusive Economic Development research Division at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). She holds a Social Sciences undergraduate degree in Legal Studies and Psychology and Honours, Master's and PhD degrees in Policy and Development Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Her doctoral thesis focused on governance and policy management in South African further education institutions. In 2003 Dr Juan was awarded an Andrew Mellow fellowship to study public policy. Through this fellowship she has undergone advanced training in monitoring and evaluation, policy analysis and policy formulation.

Dr Juan joined the HSRC in 2008 and during her time at the institution has conducted a number of research projects for the national departments of Science and Technology, Labour, Basic Education and Higher Education. Dr Juan's publication record includes the authoring and co-authoring of journal articles, policy briefs and conference presentations.


  • –present
    Research Specialist- Education and Skills Development, Human Sciences Research Council


  • 2015 
    UKZN, PhD majoring in Policy and Development Studies