SARChI Chair - Professor Catriona Macleod

Catriona Ida Macleod is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and SARChI chair of Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction at Rhodes University, South Africa. She has written extensively in national and international journals in relation to teenage pregnancy, abortion, sexuality education, pregnancy support, reproductive decision-making, sexual violence, youth sexualities, and contraception. She is author of the multi-award winning book ‘Adolescence’, pregnancy and abortion published by Routledge in 2011, co-author (with Tracy Morison) of the book Men’s pathways to parenthood, published by HSRC Press, 2015, lead editor of The Palgrave Handbook of Ethics in Critical Research, published by Palgrave, 2018, and co-author (with Pedro Pinto) of the book A Genealogy of Puberty Science, published by Routledge, 2019. 

She is editor-in-chief of the international journal Feminism & Psychology, and has written several technical reports and policy briefs. Her work has informed the South African National Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Strategy Framework, and the National Abortion Guidelines. Her research has been taken up in interventions regarding alcohol use during pregnancy, abortion counselling and sexuality education. She has presented her work in multiple international forums, including to members of the House of Representatives, Congress and Senate in Washington DC. She is the recipient of the VC’s Distinguished Senior Research Award (2015), the VC’s Community Engagement Award (2015), the Social Change award (2017), and South African Women in Science Award (2019). 

CSSR Staff 

Dr Ulandi du Plessis (Project Manager and Senior Researcher)

Prof Tracey Feltham-King

Nangamso Myoli (Office Administrator)

CSSR PhD students

Sibonginkosi Mpofu

Sithembele Xhegwana

Yamini Kalyanaraman

Megaera Jones

Yanela Ndabula

Cassandra Robertson

Megan Reuvers

Khuselwa Tembani

Boipelo Madito

Matsepo Motsetse

Donica Walton

Mandisa Kitunka

Zola Mbinda

CSSR MA Students

Aphelele Nodo

Julia Braatvedt

Ziphozethu Salman

Britney Bengston

Aubrecia Zealand

Amukelani Tshuketa

Chanelle Descroizilles

Postdoctoral Fellows

Timalizge Zgambo

Shabnam Shaik

Research Associates

Dr Malvern Chiweshe

Dr Pedro Pinto

Dr Ingrid Lynch

Dr Tracy Morison

Dr Godfrey Kangaude

Dr Ryan du Toit

Collaborators within Rhodes University

Werner Bohmke (Psychology)

Lindsay Kelland (AGCLE)

Collaborators outside Rhodes University

Dr Rose Capdevila (The Open University)

Professor Jeanne Marecek (Swarthmore College)

Dr Meredith Manze (CUNY)

Dr Antonella Lavelenet (WHO)



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