Visvaranie Jairam

Research Interests

  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality Education
  • Inclusive Education
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Behavioural Difficulties.

Teaching Interests

  • Psychological Interventions in Education
  • Psychological Assessments in Education
  • School Psycho-educational Support
  • Human Development and Learning
  • Perspectives on Human Nature
  • Introduction to Inclusive Education
  • Assessment and Educational Intervention
  • School Guidance
  • Education Studies
  • Life Orientation
  • Guidance and Counselling

Selected Publications

Community Involvement

  • Conduct pro bono psychological assessments on learners with learning difficulties.
  • Pro bono counselling to students.
  • Talks to schools on learning difficulties and psychosocial issues.
  • Enhancing well-being in schools and communities.


  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sexual Responsibility
  • Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism
  • Prenatal Care to Female Prisoners at Westville Prison
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Bereavement Counselling
  • Crisis Intervention/Trauma Counselling
  • Sexuality Education
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Assertiveness Skills
  • Study Methods
  • Hosted the initial learning barriers workshop attended by teachers and UKZN student teachers from various schools in the Wentworth, Bluff and Merewent areas

Teaching Expertise

  • 19.5 years experience as a lecturer at tertiary level
  • Co-ordinating the honours and masters qualification at discipline level.
  • Co-ordinating the discipline of educational psychology.


Student Supervision