Associate Professor in Psychology and Head of school, University of the Witwatersrand

Mzikazi Nduna (PhD) is an NRF Y-rated scientist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Mzi has 21 years working experience as an educator, facilitator, and trainer. Mzi is registered with the South African Council of Educators. Mzi has worked in the fields of health, education and social development. Mzi has research interests in HIV/AIDS, Father Connections, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender and gender-based violence and sexual minorities.
Mzi has co-authored 45 peer reviewed journal articles, a book review, 3 book chapters; presented in international and local conferences and reviews manuscripts for international and local journals. She is an alumnus of the Sexuality Leadership Development, the Carnegie and the ICP CHANGE Fellowships. She is a member of the gender-based violence Prevention Network for the Horn, East and Southern Africa, the HIV Vaccines Network, and the SANAC Women’s Sector.
Mzi is a Lead Researcher of the DST/NRF CoE-HUMAN, and a principal investigator and regional coordinator of the Net10 Detasbilise Heteronomativity project. . Email:


  • –present
    Associate Professor in public health, University of the Witwatersrand

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Associate Professor in Psychology and Head of school
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation