School of Applied Human Sciences

Carmel Rose Matthias


  • Details

  • Position Associate Professor
  • Discipline Social Work
  • CampusHoward College Campus
  • Office AddressA713 Shepstone Building,

Degrees Held

  • BA(SW)
  • Hons,
  • MA(SW),
  • PhD

 Research Interests

  • Socio-legal issues related to children.

Teaching Interests

  • Child Care and Protection
  • Child Justice
  • Children’s Rights
  • Family Policy


Journal Articles

  • Matthias, CR (2014). Preparing Social Workers for Alternative Dispute Resolution in Care and Protection Cases. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk 50(3).
  • Sewpaul, V and Matthias CR (eds) (2013). Special edition on Child Rights in Africa. International Social Work, 56(1).
  • Matthias, CR (2012). Applying the Children’s Act in care and protection cases: some lessons from the first eighteen months. The Social Work Practitioner-Researcher 24(2): 159-172.
  • Devnarain, B and Matthias (2011). Poor Access to Water and Sanitation. Agenda 25(2): 27-34.
  • Matthias, CR (2011). Protecting Child Witnesses: New Developments and Implications for Social Workers. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 47(2):195-204.
  • Matthias, CR and Zaal FN (2011). Intrusive Care and Protection Assessments: When should Children have a Right to Say ‘No’? South African Journal on Human Rights 27(3): 381-397.
  • Matthias, CR (2010). Removing Perpetrators of Abuse Rather Than Children: Options for Social Workers. Child Abuse Research in South Africa (CARSA) 11(1): 57-67.

Chapters in Books

  • Matthias, CR and Zaal FN (2012). Child in Need of Care and Protection (Chapter 9). IN: Davel, T and Skelton, A (eds) Commentary on the Children’s Act. Claremont: Juta & Co Ltd.

Student Supervision

  • I am currently supervising 7 Masters Students and 1 PhD candidate.