Research Projects


Expert Research Project
Ruth Mampane

The determinants of family resilience

Liesel Ebersöhn 

Terre Des Homes, Gqeberha (2021-2023)

UKRI-ESRC, Northwest Province (2020-2023)

UNICEF (2020–2022)

Irma Eloff

Tech4Reach (2021-2023)

Student Wellbeing@UP (2018-longitudinal)
Ronél Ferreira 

Support to visually impaired learners

Schools/community-based interventions in support of coping
Kobus Maree

JuniorTukkie Project

Good Work Foundation Project
SA Career Development Association Project 
UNESCO/ UNITWIN Project: Facilitating access to sustainable decent work for all people that are able and willing to work.
Funke Omidire

Primary learners’ multilingual intervention

Inkhulumo: students' high-level comprehension of texts

Strategies supporting learning for culturally and linguistically diverse students

Linda Theron

Patterns of resilience among youth in contexts of petrochemical production and consumption in the Global North and Global South [Short title: RYSE; CIHR-funded; 2016-2024].

The multisystemic sources of human resilience to COVID-19-related stress: Learning from emerging adults in India and South Africa. [Short title: RYSE-InSA; NIHSS funded; 2021—2022].

Positive adaptation to compound risk: Learning about mental health resilience from African emerging adults. [Short title: RYSE-D.I.; BA-funded; 2021—2022]

Adolescent resilience to environmental and socioeconomic challenges: A study of multiple systems. [Short title: RYSE-RuSA; NRF& RFBR-funded; 2019-2021].

Reducing risk and promoting health among vulnerable teens and their families in the context of COVID-19: A multisite national and international implementation and evaluation stud [CIHR-funded; 2020-2021]

Suzanne Bester
Dynamic assessment
Response to intervention
Assessment of neurodevelopment
Charity Somo

Masidlale: Play-based interventions to support positive wellbeing outcomes for children and young people in residential care

(oosterland child and youth care centre, Port Elizabeth)

UNICEF-GENERATION UNITED: Online research capacity development: intervention Research Initiative

Intergenerational trauma as lens for social change international case studies and landscape scan: The Being and Transforming Think Tank’s work on intergenerational 

(George Town University)
Angelina Wilson-Fadiji

Psychosocial pathways to educational success: A qualitative exploration of relational adjustment and meaning making of African international students in a South African university

Exploring meaning making and relational adjustment among university students in the wake of COVID 19


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