Olagoke Akintola
Position Senior Lecturer
Discipline Psychology
Phone 031 260 7426
Email akintolao@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Howard College Campus
Office Address

Degrees Held

  • B.sc., 
  • MBA, 
  • MPH, 
  • PhD

Research Interests

  • Global public health
  • Health policy and systems
  • Knowledge translation and uptake
  • Primary and community health care
  • Human resources for health
  • Political and social economy of community health care
  • Health promotion and education, and school health
  • Health psychology & health behaviour

Teaching Interests

  • Health Promotion
  • Community Health
  • Public Health
  • Global Health
  • Health Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Ethnography

Selected Publications

* indicates student author

Books

  • 2011 Dageid, W., Sliep, Y., Akintola, O. & Duckert. F. Editors. Responsibility in the era of AIDS: building social capital in care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS Sun Press: Bloemfontein. 289

Journal Articles

  • 2014. Gibbs, A., Campbell, C., Akintola, O. & Colvin, C. Social contexts and building social capital for collective action: three case studies of volunteers in the context of HIV and AIDS in South Africa. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology doi:10.1002/casp.2199
  • 2014 Akintola, O. & *Hangulu, L. Infection control in home-based care for people living with HIV/AIDS/TB in South Africa: An exploratory study. Global Public Health 9 (4), 382-393 doi:10.1080/17441692.2014.895405
  • 2013 Akintola, O., *Hlengwa, M. & Dageid, W. Perceived stress and burnout among volunteer caregivers working in AIDS care in South Africa. Journal of Advanced Nursing 69(12), 2738-2749 doi: 10.111/jan.12166
  • 2013 *Mbotho, M., *Cilliers, M., & Akintola, O. Sailing against the tide: Sustaining abstinence among Christian university students Journal of Health and Religion 52(1), 208-222 doi 10.1007/s10943-011-9466-8
  • 2012 Akintola, O. *Ngubane, L. & Makhaba, L. “I did it for him, not for me”: An exploratory study of factors influencing sexual debut among female university students in Durban, South Africa. Journal of Health Psychology 17 (1), 143-153 doi:10.1177/1359105311410512
  • 2011 Bhagwanjee, A., Govender, K., Akintola, O., Petersen I & George, G. Patterns of disclosure and antiretroviral treatment adherence in a South Africa mining workplace program: implications for HIV prevention African Journal of AIDS Research 10(supplement), 357-368 doi:10.2989/16085906.2011.637737
  • 2011 Govender, K., Akintola, O., Bhagwanjee, A., Petersen I, George, G. & Reardon, C. (2011) Psychosocial and behavioural correlates of attitudes towards antiretroviral therapy (ART) in a sample of South African mineworkers Sahara J: Journal of Social Aspect of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance 8(2), 55-64 doi: 10.1080/17290376.2011.9724986
  • 2011 Akintola, O. What Motivates People to Volunteer? The case of volunteer AIDS caregivers in faith-based organizations in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Health Policy and Planning. 26, 53-62 doi:10.1093/heapol/czq019
  • 2010 Li-Wei, C., Gow, J., Akintola, O., Pauly, M. HIV/AIDS stigma attitudes among educators in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Journal of School Health 80(11), 561-569 doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1561.2010.00542.x
  • 2010 Akintola, O. Perceptions of rewards among volunteer caregivers of people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa: A qualitative study. Journal of the International AIDS Society 13:22 doi:10.1186/1758-2652-13-22
  • 2010 Li-Wei, C., Gow, J., Akintola, O & Pauly, M. A comparative evaluation of two interventions for educator training in HIV/AIDS in South Africa. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT. 6(1), 1-14

Chapters in Books

  • 2012 Akintola, O. Unpaid HIV/AIDS Care: Forms, Context, and Implications: in Cecilia Conrad and Cheryl Doss. AIDS, Gender, and Economic Development, Routledge: London. pp. 117-142
  • 2011 Sliep, Y., Dageid, W., Akintola, O. & Duckert. F. The role of social capital in promoting community-based care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: in Dageid, W., Sliep, Y Akintola, O. & Duckert. F. Response-ability in the era of AIDS: building social capital in care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS, Sun Press: Bloemfontein. pp. 1-22
  • 2011 Akintola, O. Home-based care and social capital: Exploring the role of social capital in resource creation and access: in Dageid, W., Sliep, Y Akintola, O. & Duckert. F. Response-ability in the era of AIDS: building social capital in care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS, Sun Press: Bloemfontein. pp. 227-244
  • 2011 Sliep, Y., Dageid, W., Akintola, O. & Duckert. F. Conclusions and visions: in Dageid, W., Sliep, Y Akintola, O. & Duckert. F. Response-ability in the era of AIDS: building social capital in care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS. Sun Press: Bloemfontein. pp. 267-282
  • 2010 Akintola, O. Unpaid HIV/AIDS Care, Gender and Poverty: Exploring the links: in Rania Antonopoulos and Indira Hirway (eds). Unpaid Work and the Economy: Gender, Time Use and Poverty. Palgrave-Mcmillan: London. pp. 112-139.

Community Involvement

  • Community Outreach Centre, St Mary’s Hospital, Marianhill, Liberty for Youth, Hamilton, ON, Canada, International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), Nebraska, USA.

Student Supervision (Honours, Matser, PhD …)

  • Phirri, T: Male partner involvement in pregnancy and antenatal issues among pregnant university students
  • Mulapo, C: Sanitation and hygiene practices in community home based care: perspectives of community care providers
  • Shumba, K: Traditional male circumcisers’ perspectives of medical male circumcision for HIV prevention in Mberengwa district of rural Zimbabwe
  • Khoza, N.: Exploring the experiences of women in leadership positions at Lonmin Platinum Mine in Marikana, North West Province
  • Zondi, L.: Experiences of secondary stigma among volunteer caregivers of people living with HIV/AIDS. Funded through my National Research Foundation researcher-linked funding for graduate students

PhD

  • Hangulu, L.: Policy and practice of health waste management in home/community-based care for people living with HIV/AIDS in Durban, South Africa
  • Zihindula, G.: Access to health care services by refugees in South Africa: A case study of Congolese community living in Durban, South Africa. (2013-) [co-supervisor with Prof. A. Meyerweitz]

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