School of Applied Human Sciences

Lucinda Johns

pillaydh@ukzn.ac.za

031-260-2006

  • Details

  • Position Lecturer
  • Discipline Psychology
  • CampusHoward College Campus
  • Office Address

Degrees Held

  • MA (Counselling
    Psychology)

Research Interests

  • · Lived experiences of breast cancer survivors, illness narrative and terminal illness

Teaching Interests

  • · Psychopathology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

Publications / Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • · Patel, C.J. and Johns, L. (2009). Gender role attitudes and attitudes tabortion: Are there gender differences? The Social Science Journal, 46, 493–505

Community Involvement

  • · Workshops for CANSA on coping styles, community mobility, lay counselling skills
  • · Articles on breast cancer for The Ripple Effect – a newspaper that focuses on general health and occupational health issues and safety in the workplace.

Teaching Expertise

  • · Psychopathology (Abnormal Psychology), Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

Student Supervision (Honours, Master, PhD …)

Honours (brief description)

  • Coping with the dying and death of a loved one due tcancer
  • Cancer in the workplace
  • Black African women’s understanding of the role of cultural and the breast cancer experience.
  • Body image and femininity: Breast reconstruction after a mastectomy
  • Breast cancer and social support
  • The fear of recurrence and coping styles

Masters

  • Lived Experiences of young adult stroke survivors
  • Cultural understanding of the breast cancer experience and awareness of breast self-examination amongst postgraduate students
  • Health Science student‘s experiences of the use of laboratory animals for experimental research purposes: A phenomenological inquiry.