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Catriona Macleod

Professor of Psychology, Rhodes University

Catriona Macleod is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Rhodes University, editor-in-chief of the international journal Feminism & Psychology, and SARChI Chair of the Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction research programme. Prof Macleod’s major scholastic contributions have been in two main areas: sexual and reproductive health and feminist theory in Psychology. She has written extensively in national and international journals in relation to teenage pregnancy, abortion, sex education, feminist psychology and postcolonialism. She is sole-author of a book entitled ‘Adolescence’, pregnancy and abortion: constructing a threat of degeneration (published by Routledge in 2011) which was awarded the Distinguished Publication Award by the Association for Women in Psychology, based in America, as well as the Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor's book award. She is author of the Department of Health (2010) document, Strategy framework. Sexual and reproductive health amongst adolescents: comprehensive preventive and promotion strategies that will inform the Department of Health’s national planning regarding adolescent sexual and reproductive health services. She received Vice-Chancellor awards for her research from the Universities of Zululand and Fort Hare, and research funding from the Johan Jacobs Foundation, the National Research Foundation, SANPAD, and the Mellon Foundation.


  • –present
    Professor of Psychology, Rhodes University

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Professor of Psychology
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation