Johannes John-Langba

Johannes John-Langba

Associate Professor

Discipline Social Work
Contact Number 031-260-2792
Campus Howard College Campus
Office Address F224, Memorial Tower Building
Last Updated 1 year ago

Degrees Held

  • PhD (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • MPH (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • MSW (Howard University, USA)
  • BSc. Ed (University of Sierra Leone)

Research Interests

  • Social dimensions of health and disease
  • Sexual and gender-based violence;
  • Antibiotic resistance and community level influences on antibiotic use/misuse
  • Social media use and psychosocial wellbeing
  • Migration and health
  • Evaluation and operations research
  • Mental health, Substance use and Family wellbeing;
  • Foster care an permanency planning

Teaching Interests

  • Critical Theory and Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice
  • Psycho-Social Functioning and Empowerment ( Mental Health)
  • Social Work Research Methods
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Contemporary Social Work Issues (HIV/AIDS)
  • Contemporary South African Families in a Changing Society


Community Outreach & Professional Engagement

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Cultural Analysis and Social Change ( 2016-present)
  • Mental Health Ambassador: Cape Mental Health, South Africa ( 2016-present)
  • Member: Board of Directors, Cape Mental Health, South Africa ( 2015-present)
  • Chairperson, Board of Directors, Mosiac, Cape Town, South Africa (2014-2015)
  • Founding Member, INDEPTH NETWORK Social Science Working Group (2013-Present)
  • Member, Management Committee, ThinkTwice, Cape Town, South Africa (2012-2016)
  • International Advisory Board Member, Journal of Ethics and Social Welfare (2014-present)
  • Editorial Board Member, African Journal of Population Studies (2012-present)
  • Lead Faculty for Public Health, WebMed Central-An Open Access Biomedical Publisher (2011-present)

Teaching Expertise

  • Social work research methods
  • Research methods in social and behavioral sciences
  • Public health research methods
  • Program monitoring and evaluation
  • The use of theoretical frameworks in social and behavioral research
  • Contemporary social work issues (HIIV/AIDS, Child poverty, gender-based violence)
  • Quantitative data analysis using SPSS
  • Mental Health, resilience and psychosocial functioning
  • Macros structural factors impacting contemporary African families
  • Social welfare and social policy
  • Social services management
  • Research ethics in social and behavioral research
Completed Postgraduate

Student Supervision