Nicola Christofides

Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand

Nicola Christofides is an associate professor in the School of Public Health, where she heads up the Division of Health and Society. She is also the academic coordinator for the Master of Public Health Programme. She has more than 15 years research experience in the area of gender-based violence, reproductive health and evaluating social and behaviour change.

Her research has focused on how services for survivors of sexual violence are delivered, as well as the role that gender-based violence plays in reproductive and sexual health outcomes.

She is currently a principal investigator of a cluster randomised controlled trial which is evaluating the effectiveness of the Sonke community mobilisation and advocacy intervention to reduce men’s use of violence against women.

She leads the Wits team on a capacity strengthening project with the health promotion section of the Ministry of Health and nongovernmental organisations in Malawi. Wits is partnering with FHI 360 on this project. She has published in a range of different journals.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand