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Ashley Van Niekerk

Deputy Unit Director and Senior Specialist Scientist and Professor Extraordinarius: UNISA Institute for Social and Health Sciences, South African Medical Research Council

Ashley van Niekerk is the Deputy Director of the South African Medical Research Council - University of South Africa’s Violence, Injury and Peace Research Unit. He has a PhD in Social Medicine from the Karolinska Institute.

His research portfolio is embedded within critical socio-psychological and public health understandings of the multi-layered nature of injury, its causation and prevention. He has long-standing interests in unintentional injury and child safety, especially burns, with recent work also including road traffic and drowning injury prevention.

Experience

  • –present
    Deputy Unit Director and Senior Specialist Scientist and Professor Extraordinarius: UNISA Institute for Social and Health Sciences, South African Medical Research Council

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Role:
    Deputy Unit Director and Senior Specialist Scientist and Professor Extraordinarius: UNISA Institute for Social and Health Sciences
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation