Andile Joyce Mthombeni HRDA 

Andile Mthombeni | Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Honors Degree in Sociology, University of Witwatersrand
  • B.A majoring in Sociology and Psychology , University of Witwatersrand

Previous experience

Andile J Mthombeni is currently a class of 2023 HRDA Masters student at the Centre of Human Rights at the University of Pretoria. She has worked as a Research Assistant at the Office of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Human Science at the University of South Africa (UNISA). She has attended and presented at national and international conferences and co-authored three peer-reviewed research articles. She has put together two Special Issue journals one on Father Connections in South Africa, and a second one as a co-editor on the Studying sexuality special issue published by the SAJHE. Andile co-chaired the inaugural HEAIDS Youth Conference (2017) and was appointed to serve as a board of trustees’ member in the SANAC Civil Society Sector. She is the 2018M&G Young 200 South African future leaders. As of 2020 Andile is a Lifelong Fellow of the Atlantic Fellows for Healthy Equity South Africa at Tekano.

Academic fields of interest

Public Health, Human Rights, GBV, Fatherhood, knowledge production in South African black fatherhood, evidence synthesis, qualitative research methods, young women & girls, gender-based violence, LGBTQIA+, as well as HIV/AIDS.

Position prior to the programme

Research Assistant: Office of Research and Graduate Studies (College of Human Sciences) - UNISA



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