PhD, Masters, Hons projects in the fields of Gender Education; Gender, Teenage pregnancy; Sexuality and HIV, Gender violence
Current: Project Title: Alcohol use at higher education institutions.
Overall goals: This project is funded by the NRF. Alcohol use is a growing concern in South Africa and has been associated with sexual risk and high rates of gender-based violence. Furthermore, sexual risk and gender based violence have been found to be closely connected to HIV infection, which continues to be serious threat in South Africa. This project will explore alcohol use at a selected South African higher education institution (HEI), with particular focus on gender and sexuality. It aims foster collaboration amongst researchers and students with a view to understand and intervene in creating higher education institutions as safe and conducive learning spaces. This study employs a gendered perspective to facilitate more nuanced understandings of student identities and its connections to drinking motives and alcohol-related behaviours amongst university students. Given the South African context of high levels of gender based violence and HIV, the association of alcohol use, sexual risk and gender based violence, is significant.
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