Professor and PhD programme convenor, Division of Disability Studies, and co-lead of Inclusive Practices Africa, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

Professor Theresa Lorenzo was the co-founder of the first Disability Studies postgraduate programmes in Africa in 2003, at the University of Cape Town.

Qualifications:

PhD in Public Health, UCT (2005) Thesis title: "We don't see ourselves as different": A web of possibilities for disabled women.
MSc in Community Disability Studies. University of London (1993) Thesis title: Evaluation of Community Based Rehabilitation programmes in South Africa.
Higher Diploma for Educators of Adults, University of Witwatersrand (1993).
BSc (Occupational Therapy), University of Witwatersrand (1985).

Expertise and teaching area
Community based rehabilitation, Disability Studies- Monitoring disability and social change; Particpatory action research and emancipatory disability research; disability inlcusive youth and women's development.

Disability and development in rural and impoverished communities
Disabled Youth Enabling Sustainable Livelihoods (DYESL)
Participatory action research on disabled women's development.
Evaluation of CBR programmes in African countries.
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Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor and Programme convenor for Disability Studies Postgraduate Programmes, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Role:
    Associate Professor and Programme convenor for Disability Studies Postgraduate Programmes, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation