School of Applied Human Sciences


Research Initiatives:

The Research and Higher Degrees committee aims to initiate and reinforce activities within the School of Applied Human Sciences which contribute towards high impact research and innovation. This includes specific activities which focus on three focus areas of research. 1) increasing the proportion of postgraduate students 2) increase the number of NRF-rated staff 3) increase impact research 4) increase the number of highly cited researchers and 5) increase the impact of research.

To initiate cutting edge globally relevant and locally-specific research that responds to the needs of African society.

To create a facilitative research environment for the education and graduation throughputs of postgraduate students (Masters and Doctoral) in the School of Applied Human Sciences.

Higher Degrees committee members:
Dr Maud Mthembu-Mhlongo. Academic Leader-Research and Higher Degrees (HC)
Dr Lauren Dyll. CCMS Representative (HC)
Dr Sazelo Mkhize. Criminology Representative (HC)
Prof Anna Meyer-Weitz. Psychology Representative (HC)
Dr Mary van Der Riet. Psychology Representative (PMB)
Ms Priya Konan. Post-graduate administrator (PMB)
Ms Ayanda Ntuli. Post-graduate administrator (HC)
Mr Nqobizizwe Memela. Post-graduate administrator (HC)
Prof Johannes John-Langba. Social Work Representative (HC)
-Dr Sibonisile Zerurcia Zibane. Social Work Representative (HC)
-Dr Ephraim Kevin Sibanyoni. Criminology Representative (PMB)