Zethu Memela

Zethu Memela
Position Lecturer
Discipline Psychology
Phone 031-260-7428
Email memelan@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Howard College Campus
Office Address B10 MTB- Psychology Clinic

Degrees Held

  • Masters (Clinical Psychology)

Research Interests:

  • Brain-Behaviour relationships
  • Hypothelamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis and stress.
  • Psychoneuroendoc

Research Interests:

  • Brain-Behaviour relationships
  • Hypothelamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis and stress.
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology/ Pro-inflammatory cytokines and psychological conditions.
  • Social Cognition following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Autism
  • African Healing Systems.

Teaching Interests:

  • Neuropsychology
  • Paediatric/Developmental Neuropsychology.
  • Psychotherapy in the African context.

Publications / Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Memela, N.C & Makhaba, V.L. (2013). Culture as anchor or culture as impediment? The plight of Child Care Workers (CCWs) in dealing with HIV related deaths in a children’s home. Indilinga: African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, 12(1); 80-95.

Community Involvement

  • Action in Autism
  • South African Clinical Neuropsychology Association (SACNA) KZN-Chair

Teaching Expertise

  • Neuropsychology
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy in a Multicultural context

Student Supervision (Honours, Matser, PhD …)

  • Honours: 9
  • Masters: 2