Naeemah Abrahams

Deputy director of the Gender and Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council

Naeemah Abrahams is the deputy director of the Gender and Health Research Unit of the Medical Research Council. She has a nursing background and completed a Masters in Public Health at UWC in 1997, followed by a PhD in Community Health in 2002 at UCT. Her research focus includes gender-based violence and the interface between this and HIV. Her work on intimate partner violence has included a range of topics like men as perpetrators; risk factors for perpetrating intimate partner violence; femicide; the role of guns in gender-based violence; health sector responses to gender-based violence; sexual assault services; prevention of HIV following a sexual assault; HIV stigma; mental health; and burden of disease studies exploring gender-based violence as a risk factor for health outcomes.

Experience

  • –present
    Deputy director of the Gender and Health Research Unit , South African Medical Research Council