Inge Petersen
Position Professor
Discipline Psychology
Phone 031 260 7970
Email peterseni@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Howard College Campus
Office Address B21b MTB annex

Degrees Held

  • B.Sc, 
  • B.Sc (Hons), 
  • M.Sc (Counselling Psychology), 
  • PhD (Public Mental Health)
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Research Interests:

  • Public Mental Health with a specific focus on mental health promotion and prevention, mental health service strengthening for integrated mental health care and health systems strengthening of integrated chronic care; Health promotion; and Community Psychology. Also a NRF 'B' rated scientist.

Teaching Expertise:

  • Public mental health, qualitative research methods, evaluation research, health promotion.

Research Projects:

  • ProgRamme for Improving Mental Health CarE (PRIME) (2011-2017)
    PRIME is a research programme consortium comprising universities and Ministries of Health in five developing countries (Ethiopia, India, Nepal, South African, Uganda)funded by DFiD. The goal of PRIME is generate international evidence on the development, implementation and scaling up of integrated treatment packages for priority mental disorders in primary and maternal health care settings in low resource contexts. For more information visit www.prime.uct.ac.za
    Involvement: PI for South Africa
  • Emerging mental health systems in Low- and middle-income countries (EMERALD) (2012-2017).
    EMERALD is a research consortium that brings together collaborators from Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa & Uganda.to improve mental health outcomes by enhancing health systems funded by European Union's ‘Seventh Framework’ Programme. The project aims to establish systems requirements to ensure adequate, fair and sustainable resourcing, integrated provision of physical and mental health, and improved coverage of care in the participating countries. For more information visit www.emerald-project.eu
    Involvement: Co-leader of a work package on integrated provision of mental health services and site leader for South Africa.
  • Comorbid Affective Disorders, AIDS/HIV, and Long Term Health (COBALT) (2013-2018)
    COBALT is a pragmatic two-arm parallel cluster RCT in public sector PHC clinics funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). It will assess mental health and HIV outcomes for depressed adults receiving ART by measuring the real-world effectiveness of a facility-based collaborative stepped care intervention combining depression case detection by non-physician clinicians with group psychosocial intervention delivered by lay-health workers. 
    Role: Multiple PI
  • VUKA Family Program: Supporting Perinatally HIV-infected Youth in South Africa (2012-2017)
    The major goals of this project is to meet the urgent need for theory-driven, empirically-informed, effective, and sustainable HIV prevention and care approaches for the unprecedented numbers of peri-natally HIV-infected (PHIV+) youth in South Africa (SA). This study aims to 1) increase our understanding of behavioral and health risk in this emerging population, and 2) to examine the impact of a family/household-level intervention, the VUKA Family Program (VUKA), to promote youth overall health and mental health, and reduce behavioral risk. Informed by Social Action Theory, (SAT); and the PRISM (Practical, Robust Implementation and Sustainability Model) theoretical framework. 
    Role: Co-investigator

Publications / Selected Publications

Books

  • Petersen, I., Bhana, A., Flisher, A.J., Swartz, L., & Richter, L. (Eds) (2010). Promoting mental health in scarce-resource contexts. Emerging evidence and practice. Cape Town: HSRC Press.

Selected Journal Articles

  • Petersen, I., Evans-Lacko, S., Semrau, M., Barry, M. M., Chisholm, D., Gronholm, P., Egbe, C. O., Thornicroft, G. (2016). Promotion, prevention and protection: interventions at the population- and community-levels for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in low- and middle-income countries. International Journal of Mental Health Systems. 10.1186/s13033-016-0060-z
  • Jordans, M. J., Chisholm, D., Semrau, M., Upadhaya, N., Abdulmalik, J., Ahuja, S., Alem, A., Hanlon, C., Kigozi, F., Mugisha, J., Petersen, I., Shidhaye, R., Lund, C., Thornicroft, G., Gureje, O. (2016). Indicators for routine monitoring of effective mental healthcare coverage in low- and middle-income settings: a Delphi study. Health Policy and Planning. 10.1093/heapol/czw040
  • Brooke-Sumner C, Lund C, Petersen I. Bridging the gap: investigating challenges and way forward for intersectoral provision of psychosocial rehabilitation in South Africa (2016). Int J Ment Health Syst. 10:21. PubMed PMID: 26962328. Pubmed Central PMCID: 4784432.
  • Mall S, Hailemariam M, Selamu M, Fekadu A, Lund C, Patel V, Petersen, I. Hanlon, C. (2016). 'Restoring the person's life': a qualitative study to inform development of care for people with severe mental disorders in rural Ethiopia. Epidemiology and psychiatric sciences. 10:1-10. PubMed PMID: 26961343.
  • Baron, E. C., Hanlon, C., Mall, S., Honikman, S., Breuer, E., Kathree, T., . . . Tomlinson, M. (2016). Maternal mental health in primary care in five low- and middle-income countries: a situational analysis. BMC Health Serv Res, 16(1), 53. doi: 10.1186/s12913-016-1291-z
  • Breuer, E., De Silva, M. J., Shidaye, R., Petersen, I., Nakku, J., Jordans, M. J., . . . Lund, C. (2016). Planning and evaluating mental health services in low- and middle-income countries using theory of change. Br J Psychiatry, 208 Suppl 56, s55-62. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.153841
  • Chisholm, D., Burman-Roy, S., Fekadu, A., Kathree, T., Kizza, D., Luitel, N. P., . . . Lund, C. (2016). Estimating the cost of implementing district mental healthcare plans in five low- and middle-income countries: the PRIME study. Br J Psychiatry, 208 Suppl 56, s71-78. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.153866
  • De Silva, M. J., Rathod, S. D., Hanlon, C., Breuer, E., Chisholm, D., Fekadu, A., . . . Patel, V. (2016). Evaluation of district mental healthcare plans: the PRIME consortium methodology. Br J Psychiatry, 208 Suppl 56, s63-70. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.153858
  • Hanlon, C., Fekadu, A., Jordans, M., Kigozi, F., Petersen, I., Shidhaye, R., . . . Patel, V. (2016). District mental healthcare plans for five low- and middle-income countries: commonalities, variations and evidence gaps. Br J Psychiatry, 208 Suppl 56, s47-54. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.153767
  • Lentoor, A. G., Oppong Asante, K., Govender, K., & Petersen, I. (2016). Psychological functioning among vertically infected HIV-positive children and their primary caregivers. AIDS Care, 1-7. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2015.1124979
  • Petersen, I., Fairall, L., Bhana, A., Kathree, T., Selohilwe, O., Brooke-Sumner, C., . . . Patel, V. (2016). Integrating mental health into chronic care in South Africa: the development of a district mental healthcare plan. Br J Psychiatry, 208 Suppl 56, s29-39. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.153726
  • 79. Barry MM, Clarke AM, Petersen I. Promotion of mental health and prevention of mental disorders: priorities for implementation. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal.2015;21(7):503-516.
  • Patel, V., Chisholm, D., Parikh, R., Charlson, F. J., Degenhardt, L., Dua, T., Ferrari, A. J., Hyman, S., Laxminarayan, R., Levin, C., Lund, C., Medina Mora, M. E., Petersen, I… DCP MNS Group. (2015). Addressing the burden of mental, neurological, and substance use disorders: key messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition. Lancet. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00390-6
  • Oppong Asante, K., Meyer-Weitz, A., & Petersen, I. (2015). Mental Health and Health Risk Behaviours of Homeless Adolescents and Youth: A Mixed Methods Study. Child and Youth Care Forum, DOI: 10.1007/s10566-015-9335-9.
  • Bhana, A., Rathod, S. D., Selohilwe, O., Kathree, T., & Petersen, I. (2015). The validity of the Patient Health Questionnaire for screening depression in chronic care patients in primary health care in South Africa. BMC Psychiatry, 15(1), 118. doi: 10.1186/s12888-015-0503-0
  • Brooke-Sumner, C., Petersen, I., Asher, L., Mall, S., Egbe, C. O., & Lund, C. (2015). Systematic review of feasibility and acceptability of psychosocial interventions for schizophrenia in low and middle income countries. BMC Psychiatry, 15, 19. doi: 10.1186/s12888-015-0400-6
  • Lund, C., Alem, A., Schneider, M., Hanlon, C., Ahrens, J., Bandawe, C., . . . Susser, E. (2015). Generating evidence to narrow the treatment gap for mental disorders in sub-Saharan Africa: rationale, overview and methods of AFFIRM. Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci, 24(3), 233-240. doi: 10.1017/S2045796015000281
  • Marais, D. L., & Petersen, I. (2015). Health system governance to support integrated mental health care in South Africa: challenges and opportunities. Int J Ment Health Syst, 9, 14. doi: 10.1186/s13033-015-0004-z
  • Oppong Asante, K., Meyer-Weitz, A., & Petersen, I. (2015). Correlates of psychological functioning of homeless youth in Accra, Ghana: a cross-sectional study. Int J Ment Health Syst, 9(1), 1. doi: 10.1186/1752-4458-9-1
  • Semrau, M., Evans-Lacko, S., Alem, A., Ayuso-Mateos, J. L., Chisholm, D., Gureje, O., . . . Thornicroft, G. (2015). Strengthening mental health systems in low- and middle-income countries: the Emerald programme. BMC Med, 13, 79. doi: 10.1186/s12916-015-0309-4
  • Mellins, C.A., Nestadt, D., Bhana, A., Petersen, I., Abrams, E.J., Alicea, S., Holst, H., Myeza, N., John, S., Small, L., McKay, M. (2014). Adapting Evidence-Based Interventions to Meet the Needs of Adolescents Growing Up with HIVin South Africa: The VUKA Case Example. Glob Soc Welf, DOI 10.1007/s40609-014-0023-8
  • Mendenhall E, De Silva MJ, Hanlon C, et al. Acceptability and feasibility of using non-specialist health workers to deliver mental health care: Stakeholder perceptions from the PRIME district sites in Ethiopia, India, Nepal, South Africa, and Uganda. Social science & medicine 2014; 118C: 33-42.
  • Egbe CO, Brooke-Sumner C, Kathree T, Selohilwe O, Thornicroft G, Petersen I. Psychiatric stigma and discrimination in South Africa: perspectives from key stakeholders. BMC Psychiatry 2014; 14(1): 191
  • Jack, H. Wagner, R.G., Petersen, I., Thom, R., Newton, C.R., Stein, A., Kahn, K, Tollman, S., Hofman, K.J. (2014). Glob Health Action, 7: 23431 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v7.23431
  • Bhana, A., C. A. Mellins, I. Petersen, S. Alicea, N. Myeza, H. Holst, E. Abrams, S. John, M. Chhagan, D. F. Nestadt, C. S. Leu and M. McKay (2014). "The VUKA family program: piloting a family-based psychosocial intervention to promote health and mental health among HIV infected early adolescents in South Africa." AIDS Care 26(1): 1-11.
  • Breuer, E., M. J. De Silva, A. Fekadu, N. P. Luitel, V. Murhar, J. Nakku, I. Petersen and C. Lund (2014). "Using workshops to develop theories of change in five low and middle income countries: lessons from the programme for improving mental health care (PRIME)." Int J Ment Health Syst 8: 15.
  • Hanlon, C., N. P. Luitel, T. Kathree, V. Murhar, S. Shrivasta, G. Medhin, J. Ssebunnya, A. Fekadu, R. Shidhaye, I. Petersen, M. Jordans, F. Kigozi, G. Thornicroft, V. Patel, M. Tomlinson, C. Lund, E. Breuer, M. De Silva and M. Prince (2014). "Challenges and opportunities for implementing integrated mental health care: a district level situation analysis from five low- and middle-income countries." PLoS One 9(2): e88437.
  • Petersen, I., L. Fairall, C. O. Egbe and A. Bhana (2014). "Optimizing lay counsellor services for chronic care in South Africa: a qualitative systematic review." Patient Educ Couns 95(2): 201-210.
  • Petersen, I., J. Hanass Hancock, A. Bhana and K. Govender (2014). "A group-based counselling intervention for depression comorbid with HIV/AIDS using a task shifting approach in South Africa: a randomized controlled pilot study." J Affect Disord 158: 78-84
  • Egbe, C.O., Petersen, I., Meyer-Weitz, A. (2013). Community Participation in Tobacco Control in a Nigerian Setting. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 23(2), 311–316
  • Petersen, I., Hanass Hancock, J., Bhana, A., Govender, K. (2013). Closing the treatment gap for depression co-morbid with HIV in South Africa: Voices of afflicted women. Health. Vol.5, No.3A, 557-566. doi:10.4236/health.2013.53A074
  • D. F. Nestadt , S. Alicea , I. Petersen , S. John , N. P. Myeza , S. W. Nicholas ,
  • L. G. Cohen , H. Holst , A. Bhana , M. M. McKay , E. J. Abrams & C. A. Mellins (2013). HIV+ and HIV– youth living in group homes in South Africa need more psychosocial support, Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies: An International Interdisciplinary Journal for Research, Policy and Care, 8(3):195-205.
  • Petersen, I., Bhana, A., Govender, K. (2012) Beyond the Individual: A Model for Promoting Mental Health in Low – and Middle Income Countries. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 22(4), 563-569.
  • Lund C, Tomlinson M, De Silva M, Fekadu A, Shidhaye R, Jordans, M., Petersen, I. et al. (2012) PRIME: A Programme to Reduce the Treatment Gap for Mental Disorders in Five Low- and Middle-Income Countries. PLoS Med 9(12): e1001359. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.
  • Lund,C., Petersen, I., Kleintjes, S. & Bhana, A. (2012) Mental Health Services in South Africa: Taking stock. African Journal of Psychiatry, 15(6): 402-405.
  • Petersen, I. & Bhana, A., Swartz, L. (2012) Mental Health Promotion and the Prevention of Mental Disorders in South Africa. African Journal of Psychiatry, 15(6): 411-416.
  • Rawatlal, K.V. & Petersen, I. (2012). Factors impeding school connectedness. A case study. South African Journal of Psychology, 42(3), 2012, pp. 346-357
  • Petersen, I., Bhana, A., Baillie, K., & the MHaPP Research Programme Consortium (2012). Understanding the benefits and challenges of community engagement in the development of community mental health services for common mental disorders. Lessons from a case study in a rural South African sub-district site. Transcultural Psychiatry, 49 (3-4), pp. 418 - 437.
  • Petersen, I., Bhana, A., & Baillie, K. & the MHaPP Research Programme Consortium (2012). The feasibility of adapted group-based Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) for the treatment of depression by community health workers within the context of task shifting in South Africa. Community Mental Health Journal, 48, 3, 336-341.
  • Kathree, T. & Petersen, I. (2012). South African Indian women screened for postpartum depression: Multiple case study of postpartum experiences. South African Journal of Psychology, 42(1), 37-50.
  • Petersen, I., Lund, C., Bhana, A., & Flisher, A.J. (2012). A task-shifting approach to primary mental health care for adults in South Africa: Human resource requirements and costs for rural settings. Health Policy and Planning, 27 (1), 42-51.
  • Bhagwanjee, A. , Akintola, O., Petersen, I., George, G., Johnstone, L and Naidoo, K. (2011). Patterns of disclosure and antiretroviral treatment adherence in a South African mining workplace programme and implications for HIV prevention. African Journal of AIDS Research 2011, 10(supplement), 357–368
  • Petersen, I., & Lund, C. (2011). Mental health services in South Africa in the past decade (2000-2010). One step forward, one step back. South African Medical Journal, 101 (10), 751-757.
  • Govender, K., Akintola, O.A., George, G., Petersen, I., Bhagwanjee, A. & Reardon C.(2011). Psychosocial and behavioural correlates of attitudes towards Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) in a sample of South African mineworkers. Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, 8 (2),55-64.
  • Petersen, I., Lund, C., & Stein, D.J. (2011). Optimizing mental health services in low- and middle-income countries. Current Opinions in Psychiatry. 24(4), 318-323.
  • Petersen I., Ssebunnya, J., Bhana A., Baillie K., & MhaPP Research Programme Consortium (2011). Integrating mental health into primary health care. Case studies from South Africa and Uganda. International Journal of Mental Health Systems. Apr 15;5(1):8. [Epub]
  • Lund, C., Kleintjes, S., Cooper, S., Petersen, I., Bhana, A., Flisher, A. and the MHaPP Research Programme Consortium (2011). Challenges facing South Africa’s mental health care system: stakeholders’ perceptions of causes and potential solutions. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 4(1), 23-38.
  • Skeen, S., Kleintjes, S., Lund, C., Petersen, I., Bhana, A., Flisher, A. and the MHaPP Research Programme Consortium (2010). Mental health is everybody’s business: Roles for an inetrsectoral approach in South Africa. Inter-sectoral collaboration for mental health in SA. International Review of Psychiatry, 22(6), 611-623.
  • Petersen, I., Bhana, A., Myeza, N., Alicea, S., John, S., Holst, H., McKay, M., Mellins, C. (2010). Psychosocial challenges and protective influences for socio-emotional coping of HIV+ adolescents in South Africa. A qualitative investigation. AIDS Care, 22(8), 970-8.
  • Bhana, A., Petersen, I., Baillie, K., Flisher, A. and the MHaPP Research Programme Consortium (2010). Implementing the World Health Report 2001 recommendations for integrating mental health into primary healthcare: A situational analysis of three African countries: Ghana, South Africa and Uganda. International Review of Psychiatry, 22(6), 599-610.
  • Campbell-Hall, V., Petersen, I., Bhana, A., Mjadu, N., Hosegood, V., & Flisher, A.J. (2010). Collaboration between traditional practitioners and primary health care staff within one rural sub-district in South Africa: Developing a workable partnership for community mental health services. Transcultural Psychiatry, 47(4), 610-628.
  • Bhana, A., McKay, M.M., Mellins, C., Petersen, I., & Bell, C. (2010). Family-based HIV prevention and intervention services for youth living in poverty-affected contexts: The CHAMP model of collaborative, evidence-informed program development. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 13(Suppl 2), S8
  • Petersen, I., Swartz, L., Bhana, A & Flisher, A.J. (2010). Mental health promotion initiatives for children and youth in contexts of poverty. The case of South Africa. Health Promotion International, 25(3), 331-41.
  • Petersen, I., Bhana, A., Campbell-Hall, V., Mjadu, S., Lund, C., Kleintjes, S., Hosegood, V., & Flisher, A.J. (2009) Planning for district mental health services in South Africa. A situational analysis of a rural district site. Health Policy and Planning, 24(2), 140-150
  • Paruk, Z., Petersen, I., & Bhana, A. (2009). Facilitating health enabling social contexts for youth: A qualitative evaluation of the pilot study of a family-based HIV prevention programme. African Journal of AIDS Research, 8(1), 61-68.
  • Sperber, McKay, M., Bell, C., Bhana, A., Petersen, I., & Paikoff, R. (2008). Adapting and disseminating a community-collaborative evidence-based HIV/AIDS Prevention Program: Lessons from the History of CHAMP. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 3(2), 150-158.
  • Bell, C.C., Bhana, A., Petersen, I., McKay, M.M., Gibbons, R., Bannon, W., & Amatya, A. (2008). Building protective factors to offset sexually risky behaviors among black youths: A randomized control trial. Journal of the National Medical Association, 100, 936-944.
  • Flisher, A.J., Lund, C., Funk, M., Banda, M., Bhana, A., Doku, V., Drew, N., Kigozi, F.N., Knapp, M., Omar, M., Petersen, I. & Green, A. (2007). Mental health policy development and implementation in four African countries. Journal of Health Psychology, 12(2), 505-516.
  • Petersen, I., Mason, A., Bhana, A., Bell, C., & McKay, M. (2006) Mediating social representations using targeted micro media in the form of a cartoon narrative in the context of HIV/AIDS: The AmaQhawe family project (CHAMP) in South Africa. Journal of Health Psychology, 11 (2), 197-208.
  • Baptiste, D.R., Bhana, A., Petersen, I., McKay, M., Voisin, D., Bell, C., Martinez, D.D. (2006). Community collaborative youth-focused HIV/AIDS prevention in South Africa and Trinidad: Preliminary Findings. Journal of Pediatric Psychology , 1-12.
  • Paruk, Z., Petersen, I., Bhana, A., Bell, C., & McKay, M. (2005). Containment and contagion: How to strengthen families to support HIV prevention in South Africa. African Journal of AIDS Research, 4 (1), 57-63 .
  • Petersen, I., Bhana, A. & McKay, M. (2005) Risk, sexual abuse and youth in South Africa: the need for community-based prevention interventions. International Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect, 29 , 1233-1248.
  • Petersen, I., Bhagwanjee, A., Bhana, A., & Mahintsho, Z. (2004). The development and evaluation of a manualised participatory HIV/AIDS risk reduction programme (Sex & Risk) for tertiary level learners. African Journal of AIDS Research, 3 (1), 91-98
  • Bhana, A., Petersen, I., Mason, A., Mahinstsho, Z., Bell, C., & McKay, M. (2004). Children and youth at risk: Adaptation and pilot study of the CHAMP ( Amaqhawe) programme in South Africa. African Journal of AIDS Research, 3 (1), 33-41.
  • Petersen, I. (2004) Addressing the need for psychological services at the primary level of care in South Africa. Can a new psychological professional fill the gap? Health Policy and Planning, 19 (1), 33-40 .
  • Petersen, I., & Swartz, L. (2002). Transforming the health care system in support of comprehensive primary health care in South Africa: Contributions from a psychoanalytic perspective. Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of South Africa, 10 , 69-81 .
  • Petersen, I., & Swartz, L. (2002). Primary health care in the era of HIV/AIDS. Some implications for health systems reform. Social Science and Medicine, 55 (6), 1005- 1013 .
  • Petersen, I. (2000) Comprehensive integrated primary mental health care. Pipedream or possibility. Social Science and Medicine, 51 , 321-334.
  • Petersen, I. (1999). Training for transformation. Reorienting primary health care nurses for the provision of mental health care in South Africa. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 30, 907-915.
  • Bhagwanjee, A., Parekh, A., Paruk, Z., Petersen, I., & Subedar, H. (1998). Prevalence of minor psychiatric disorders in an African rural community in South Africa. Psychological Medicine, 28, 1137-1147.

Selected Chapters in Books

  • Petersen I, Evans-Lacko S, Semrau M, Barry MM, Chisholm D, Gronholm P, et al. (2015). Population and Community Level Interventions. In: Patel V, Chisholm D, Dua T, Laxminarayan R, Medina-Mora ME, (Eds). Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition. Disease Control Priorities for mental, neurological and substance use disorders. Washington, DC: World Bank.
  • Petersen, I., Bhana, A., Lund, C. Herrman, H. (in press). Primary prevention of mental disorders. In P. Byrne and A. Rosenberg (Eds). Early Intervention in Psychiatry.
  • Petersen, I., M. Barry, A. Bhana, C. Lund. (2014). Mental health promotion and prevention of mental disorders. In V. Patel, H. Minas, M. Cohen and M. Prince (Eds). Global Mental Health. (pp. 245-275). Oxford University Press.
  • Petersen, I. & Lund, C. (2013). Mental Health Promotion in Developing Contexts. In L. Knifeton and N. Quinn (Eds). Public Mental Health: Global Perspectives (pp.22-32). McGraw Hill, Open University Press.
  • Petersen, I., & Govender, K. (2012). Health and Health Promotion. In M.J. Visser & A. Moleko (Eds.) Community Psychology in South Africa (2nd Ed) (pp. 197-208). Pretoria: Van Schaik.
  • Petersen, I. (2010). At the heart of development. An introduction to mental health promotion and prevention for scarce-resource contexts. In I. Petersen, A. Bhana, L. Swartz, A. Flisher and L. Richter (Eds), Mental health promotion and prevention in scarce-resource contexts: Emerging evidence and practice (pp.3 – 20). Cape Town: HSRC Press.
  • Petersen, I. (2010). From science to service. In I. Petersen, A. Bhana, L. Swartz, A. Flisher and L. Richter (Eds), Mental health promotion and prevention in scarce-resource contexts: Emerging evidence and practice (pp. 82 – 96). Cape Town: HSRC Press.
  • Petersen, I., & Govender, K. (2010). Theoretical considerations: From understanding to intervening. In I. Petersen, A. Bhana, L. Swartz, A. Flisher and L. Richter (Eds), Mental health promotion and prevention in scarce-resource contexts: Emerging evidence and practice (pp. 21 – 48). Cape Town.
  • Petersen, I., Flisher, A.J., & Bhana. A (2010). Afterword. In I. Petersen, A. Bhana, L. Swartz, A. Flisher and L. Richter (Eds), Mental health promotion and prevention in scarce-resourced contexts: Emerging evidence and practice (pp. 208 – 213). Cape Town: HSRC Press.
  • Bhana, A., & Petersen, I. (2009). HIV and youth: A behavioural perspective. In P. Rohleder, L. Swartz, S.C. Kalichman and L.C. Simbayi (Eds), HIV/AIDS in South Africa 25 Years On (pp. 55-68). New York: Springer.
  • Bhana, A., Petersen, I., and Rochat, T. (2007). Community psychology in South Africa In S. Reich, M. Riemer, I. Prilleltensky, & M. Montero. International Community Psychology: History and Theories (pp. 337-391). New York: Springer.
  • Petersen, I., & Govender, K. (2007). Health and Health Promotion. In M.J. Visser (Ed.) Contextualizing Community Psychology in South Africa (pp. 167-177). Pretoria: Van Schaik.
  • Petersen, I., Bhana, A., Kvalsig, J., Allen, S., & Swartz, L. (2007). HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and parasites. In L. Swartz, C de la Rey & N. Duncan (Eds) (2nd Ed.). An Introduction to Psychology (pp.449-465). Oxford University Press.
  • Govender, K. & Petersen, I. (2007). Understanding risk and risk behaviour. In L. Swartz, C de la Rey & N. Duncan (Eds) (2nd Ed.). An Introduction to Psychology (pp.407-415). Oxford University Press.
  • Bell, C., Bhana, A., McKay, M., & Petersen, I. (2007). A commentary on the Triadic Theory of Influence as a guide for adapting HIV prevention programs for new contexts and populations: The CHAMP-South Africa story. In M.M. McKay & Paikoff, R.L. (Eds.), Community collaborative partnerships: The foundation for youth HIV prevention research efforts. CA: Haworth.
  • Petersen, I., Bhana, A., Kvalsig, J., Allen, S., & Swartz, L. (2004). HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and parasites. In L. Swartz, C de la Rey & N. Duncan (Eds). An Introduction to Psychology (pp.449-465). Oxford University Press.
  • Govender, K. & Petersen, I. (2004). Understanding risk and risk behaviour. In L. Swartz, C de la Rey & N. Duncan (Eds). An Introduction to Psychology (pp.407-415). Oxford University Press.
  • Petersen, I., Bhagwanjee, A.M. & Bhana, A. with Mzimela, F. (2004). Public health challenges in an era of HIV/AIDS. In P Robinson, C Forster and J McCarthy (Eds), Urban Reconstruction in the Developing World, (pp.285-308). Heinemann, Cape Town.

Student Supervision:

  • Masters and PhDs in the area of Public Mental Health, Health Promotion, Community Psychology

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