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Sonto Madonsela

PhD student, Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand

I am a third-year PhD student in psychology at Wits University and a research assistant at the Health Communication Research Unit. My PhD research focuses on adolescent mental health. My PhD topic, ‘Mhealth services for adolescent mental health: a focus on Soweto’, looks at how technology can be leveraged to provide mental health services to adolescents. My research interests are in health communication, mental health and migration. Before starting my PhD, I worked as a research assistant and sessional lecturer in the School of Human and Community Development at Wits University. I have been involved in collaborative multidisciplinary projects, including research on African migration and health communication in diverse contexts.


  • 2022–present
    PhD student, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg