SARChI Chair

Prof. Catriona Ida Macleod

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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
  • Ms Yanela Ndabula
  • Dr Tracey Feltham-King
  • Ms Nqobile Msomi

 Research Associates

  • Dr Jabulile Mavuso
  • Dr Malvern Chiweshe
  • Dr Jacqueline Marx
  • Dr Pedro Pinto
  • Dr Catriona Towriss
  • Dr Ingrid Lynch
  • Dr Tracy Morison
  • Dr Dale Moodley

Collaborators within Rhodes University

  • Werner Bohmke
  • Lindsay Kelland
  • Charles Young
  • Lisa Saville Young

Collaborators outside Rhodes University

CSSR PhD students

  • Sibonginkosi Mpofu
  • Kudzai Marise
  • Sithembele Xhegwana
  • Kudzanayi Mvududu
  • Yolisa Bomela
  • Yamini Kalyanaraman
  • Megaera Jones
  • Sarah-Ann Moore
  • Agnes Sanyangore
  • Yanela Ndabula
  • Cassandra Robertson
  • Kim Barker
  • Nicola Graham
  • Angie Vorster
  • Gerrit Moritz
  • Ryan du Toit

CSSR MA Students

  • Zizipho Ludidi
  • Chanelle Descroizilles
  • Donica Walton
  • Bulelwa Faya
  • Thobile Mthethwa
  • Megan Reuvers
  • Laurah Mogonong
  • Mihlali Simukandla
  • Pieter Bredenkamp
  • Alison Barnard


Last Modified: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:29:06 SAST