School of Applied Human Sciences

Maud Mthembu


  • Details

  • Position Lecturer
  • Discipline Social Work
  • CampusHoward College Campus
  • Office AddressA723,7th Floor Shepstone Building,

Degrees Held

  • BA (Hon) Social Work;
  •  PhD

Research Interests:

  • My research interests are: Children and Health, vulnerable children and marginalized childhoods as well as children’s rights.

Teaching Interests:

  • Child protection and legislation
  • Research
  • Social work and Group Work

Publications / Selected Publications

Chapters in Books

  • ” Beyond the counselling room: HIV/AIDS and the role of the social worker (in Jones, A. D, Padmore, J. and Maharaj, P.E. (Eds.) (2009). HIV-AIDS and Social Work Practice in the Caribbean: Theory, Issues and Innovation. Kingston, Miami: Ian Randle Publishers)

Community Involvement:

  • Board member of Burns Rehabilitation Unit (Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital)
  • Board member of UKZN Core

Student Supervision (Honours, Master, PhD …)

Supervision of Masters students who are exploring topics such as:

  • Dynamics of caregiving for children infected by HIV/AIDS and taking HAART;
  • Migrant labour;
  • Professional response to working with children who have been sexually abused.