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Professor Lindy Wilbraham

Professor in Psychology

MA (Research Psychology), PhD (UCT)

Email: L.Wilbraham@ru.ac.za

Phone: +27(0)46 603-8815/8500

Registered as a Psychologist (Research) with the Professional Board for Psychology (HPCSA)

Teaching Areas

  • Developmental psychology
  • Qualitative research methodology
  • Researching public health and health promotion

Research Interests

  • Critical public health and health systems research
  • Psychosocial aspects of HIV/Aids, particularly related to children, youth and women
  • Households, families, parenting and intergenerational communication
  • Psychological expertise in mass/didactic media, particularly related to parenting and sexualities
  • Narrative, discourse analytic and archival research methodologies
  • Foucauldian discourse theory, subjectivity and power
  • Feminisms, post-colonialisms and gender/race/class intersections

Some recent publications

SAPSE-accredited journal articles

Wilbraham, L. (2008). Parental communication with children about sex in South African HIV/Aids epidemic: Raced, classed and cultural appropriations of Lovelines. African Journal of AIDS Research, 7 (1), 95-109.

Macleod, C., & Wilbraham, L. (2006). Re-deploying Parker, post-colonially. Review essay on ‘Qualitative psychology: An introduction to radical research’ (2005) and ‘Critical discursive psychology’ (2002), by Ian Parker. Psychology in Society, 34, 31-50.

Wilbraham, L. (2005). Formula two – developmental theories and contexts in text-boxes. Review essay on ‘Developmental psychology’, edited by D. Hook, J. Watts & K. Cockcraft (2002). Psychology in Society, 32, 65-80.

Morey, Y., Frith, H., & Wilbraham, L. (2003). Rep/hairing the ‘natural’: Black hair and identity in post-Apartheid South Africa. Psychology of Women Section Review, 5 (2), 12-16.

Yen, J. & Wilbraham, L. (2003a). Discourses of culture and illness in South African mental health care and indigenous healing, Part I: Western psychiatric power. Transcultural Psychiatry, 40(4), 542-561.

Yen, J. & Wilbraham, L. (2003b). Discourses of culture and illness in South African mental health care and indigenous healing, Part II: African mentality. Transcultural Psychiatry, 40(4), 562-584.

Wilbraham, L. (2002). Parents talking with youth about sex and AIDS: some problems with health education materials. AIDS Bulletin, 11 (4, December), 6-9.

Eagar, R. and Wilbraham, L. (1998). Putting it into practice: academic literacy integration in the Psychology 1 programme. Discourse, 9 (1), 1-10.

Wilbraham, L. (1996). Few of us are potential Miss South Africa’s, but...: psychological discourses about women’s bodies in advice columns. South African Journal of Psychology, 26 (3), 162-171.

Wilbraham, L. (1996). Avoiding the ultimate break-up after infidelity: the marketization of counselling and relationship-work for women in a South African advice column. Psychology in Society, 21, 27-48.

Wilbraham, L. (1996). Dear Doctor Delve-in: a feminist analysis of a sex advice column for women. Agenda, 30, 51-65.

Dixon, J., Foster, D., Durrheim, K. and Wilbraham, L. (1994). Discourse and the politics of space in South Africa: a ‘squatter crisis”. Discourse and Society, 5 (3), 277-296.

Book chapters

Wilbraham, L. (in press). Parental communication with youth about sex in HIV/Aids epidemic in South Africa: Gendered, raced, classed and cultural appropriations of western expertise. C. Squire & M. Davis (eds.), HIV/Aids technologies in developed and developing worlds. Palgrave: London.

Wilbraham, L. (2006). Looking at sexual abuse in advice columns (Box 14.8). In M. Terre Blanche, K. Durrheim & D. Painter (Eds.). Research in practice: applied methods for the social sciences, 2nd edition (pp. 341-343). University of Cape Town Press: Cape Town.

Wilbraham, L. (2004). Discursive practice: Analyzing a Lovelines text on sex communication for parents. In D. Hook (Ed.). Critical psychology (p. 487-522). UCT Press: Cape Town.

Wilbraham, L. (1999). What is the risk of the wife getting AIDS?: psychological regimes of body-regulation in talk about HIV/AIDS and monogamy-rules in advice columns. In M. Terre Blanche, K. Bhavnani and D. Hook (Eds.). Body Politics: Power, knowledge and the body in the social sciences (p. 160-171). Histories of the Present Press: Johannesburg.

Wilbraham, L. (1999). Looking at sexual abuse in advice columns (Box 8.7). In M. Terre Blanche and K. Durrheim (Eds.). Research in practice: applied methods for the social sciences (p. 170-171). University of Cape Town Press: Cape Town.

Wilbraham, L. (1997). The psychologization of monogamy in advice columns: surveillance, subjectivity and resistance. In E. Burman, A. Kottler, A. Levett and I. Parker (Eds.). Culture, Power and Difference: discourse analysis in South Africa (p. 65-82). Zed Books: London.

Book reviews

Wilbraham, L. (2007). Research in practice, take two. Book review of ‘Research in practice:Applied methods for the social sciences, 2nd edition’, edited by M. Terre Blanche, K. Durrheim and D. Painter, 2006. Psychology in Society, 35, 94-100.

Wilbraham, L. (2006). What’s beyond qualitative tools? Book review of ‘Finding your way in qualitative research’, by E. Henning (2004). Psychology in Society, 34, 74-8.

Wilbraham, L. (2000). Unbuttoning, appropriation, reconstruction: histories of the past and present. Book review of ‘Negotiating the past: histories of the present’, edited by S. Nuttall and C. Coetzee, 1998. Psychology in Society, 27, 78-81.

Wilbraham, L. (1999). Reading the (not so) loose threads of multifarious stories. Book review of ‘Psychology discourse practice: from regulation to resistance’, by E. Burman et al. (1996). Psychology in Society, 25, 87-91.

Editorials

Wilbraham, L. & Swartz, S. (2006). Obituary – Remembering Ann Levett, 1936-2006. Psychology in Society, 33, 53.

Wilbraham, L. (2000). Whither or wither TRC? Editorial for Special Issue on the South African Truth and Reconciliation commission. Psychology in Society, 27, 1-5.

Theses

Wilbraham, L.A. (2006). Governing mother-child communication about sex in HIV/Aids epidemic: Positioning Lovelines. Unpublished PhD dissertation, Psychology Department, University of Cape Town.

Wilbraham, L.A. (1994). Confession, surveillance and subjectivity: a discourse analytic approach to advice columns. Unpublished Master of Arts dissertation, Psychology Department, University of Cape Town.

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