Professor of Social Development Studies, University of Johannesburg

Leila Patel is Professor of Social Development Studies and holds the South African Research Chair in Welfare and Social Development at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). She is also the Director of the Centre for Social Development in Africa at UJ. In 2014 she was awarded the Disti​nguished Woman Scientist Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences by the Ministry of Science and Technology, SA. She played a leading role in the development of South Africa’s welfare policy after apartheid.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Prof Leila Patel, South African Research Chair in Welfare and Social Development, Centre for Social Development in Africa, University of Johannesburg

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Role:
    Professor of Social Development Studies
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation