Nene Khanyisile

Nene Khanyisile


Discipline Psychology
Contact Number 031-260-5016
Campus Pietermaritzburg Campus
Office Address Rm 47, Psychology Building MTB Building
Last Updated 1 year ago

Degrees Held

  • Master of Social Science in Clinical Psychology, UKZN, 2017
  • Master of Social Science in Research Psychology, UKZN, 2014
  • Bachelor of Social Science Honours in Psychology, UKZN, 2012
  • Bachelor of Social Work, UKZN, 2010

Research Interests

Teaching Interests

  • Neuroplasticity, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Cognitive and Intellectual Abilities: Prevention of School Dropout.
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Promotion.
  • Addictive Disorders – Mental Health Prevention and Promotion.
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Child and Adolescent/Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavioural Theory/Therapies
  • Personality Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders


  • Kerry Frizelle, Olwethu Jwili & Khanyisile Nene (2013). ‘Vulnerable sexualities: Constructions of youth sexuality in South African newspaper articles aimed at an adult readership’. Agenda: Empowering women for gender equity, 27:3, 94-106.

Community involvement

  • 2020, Participation in Children’s Day Event hosted by Ikhono Foundation: Ms K Nene was invited to present and workshop Grade 7 learners on identifying and coping with Mental Health issues such Anxiety/Depressive Disorders; ADHD; Grief. Ms Nene.
  • 2021, Participation in a Church Event: KwaMashu Christian Centre Exhibition Day, Ms K Nene presented on Psychology as a field and workshopped student to the different fields of Psychology Registration categories as well as the CAO application process and minimum requirements; high school subject choices.
  • 2022, Designed and Implemented a Career Guidance Day with the CFC Psychology interns – at Zuzulwani Secondary School, Sweetwaters area, Pietermaritzburg. Ms Nene assisted 8 students with CAO application fees to learners from disadvantaged background.
  • 2022, Ms Nene contributed in the BMF Young Professionals KZN Webinar series and offered a mental health talk about Imposter Syndrome, which was appreciated. This participation contributed to the BMF winning the province of the year award from the BMF Young Professional’s national office.

Teaching Expertise

  • Child and Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapies
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Personality Disorders

Student Supervision