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Senior Research Specialist, Human Sciences Research Council

I am currently a Senior Research Specialist and the Head of Office (Durban) in Human and Social Development Programme, at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), South Africa. I hold a PhD in Gender Education and a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. My work focuses on men, masculinities, fatherhood, and male involvement in maternal and child health in the first 1000 days; the impact of poverty and HIV and AIDS on children and families. I have published nineteen (19) peer-reviewed journal articles and six (6) book chapters, twelve (12) conference presentations, and eight (8) client reports (without including articles, book chapters and books in press or submitted) on fatherhood, child well-being, men and masculinities and how they are impacted on by poverty, and HIV and AIDS in South Africa. Of great importance and relevance to the field of fatherhood in South Africa, I am a co-editor of the first State of the South Africa’s Fathers Report.


  • –present
    Senior Research Specialist, Human Sciences Research Council


  • 2014 
    University of KwaZulu-Natal, Social Sciences