Dr Malvern Chiweshe

Malvern Tatenda Chiweshe is a Research Associate at the Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction at Rhodes University, South Africa. Malvern is also a Research Consultant with the London School of Economics where he works on a 3-country adolescent contraceptive use and abortion study. He is also a Data Analyst with Clinical Survey Outcomes and is responsible for the design and analyses of ongoing rare disease patient reported outcomes studies and is the mixed methods lead for the organization. Malvern holds a PhD in Psychology and an MA Clinical Psychology from Rhodes University. He also holds a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Women’s and Reproductive Health and Certificates in Adolescent Health and in Maternal and Child Health from Johns Hopkins. Malvern’s research interests are African feminism, abortion, maternal and child health and adolescent health.


Mavuso, J, Chiweshe, M. & Macleod, C (2019). Overcoming Essentialism In Community Psychology: The Use Of A Narrative-Discursive Approach Within African Feminism. Book Chapter in Re-envisioning Community Psychology: Feminist Decolonial Disruptions.

Macleod, C., Mavuso, J, Chiweshe, M. & Du toit, R. (2019). Psychological knowledge production about abortion: the politics of location and representation. BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health, BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health, 45: 290-295.

Chiweshe M. (2018). African men and feminism. Reflections on using African feminism in research. Agenda, DOI: 10.1080/10130950.2018.1460088.

Chiweshe M. & Macleod C. (2018). Cultural De-colonisation versus Liberal Approaches to Abortion in Africa: The Politics of Representation and Voice. African Reproductive Health Journal, 22(2), 52. DOI: 10.29063/ajrh2018/v22i2.5.

Chiweshe, M., Mavuso, J. & Macleod, C. (2017). Reproductive justice in context: South African and Zimbabwean women’s narratives of their abortion decision. Feminism and Psychology. Feminism & Psychology, 27(2), 203-224.

Chiweshe MK & Chiweshe M. (2017). Not my child’: Parents’ denial about adolescent sexuality in Harare, Zimbabwe." Journal of Family and Reproductive Health, 11(3), September 2017.

Chiweshe, M. & Macleod, C. (2017). ‘If You Choose to Abort, You Have Acted As an Instrument of Satan’: Zimbabwean Health Service Providers’ Negative Constructions of Women Presenting for Post Abortion Care. International Journal of Behaviour Medicine, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12529-017-9694-8.

Macleod, C, Böhmke, W, Mavuso, J, Baker, K & Chiweshe, M. (2018). Contesting sexual violence policies in higher education: the case of Rhodes University. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/JACPR-05-2017-0295.

Macleod, C., Chiweshe, M. & Mavuso, J. (2016). A critical review of sanctioned knowledge production concerning abortion in Africa: Implications for feminist health psychology.

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