New@HSRC

The Research Use & Impact Assessment (RIA) unit at the HSRC has made several new appointments:

Mrs Rachel Adams, a senior researcher on civil and political rights at the South African Human Rights Commission, has been appointed as a chief research specialist in the Research Use & Impact Assessment (RIA) unit.
Dr Edmore Marinda has been appointed as a research director in RIA and will head monitoring and evaluation in this unit.


Dr Edmore Marinda has been appointed as a research director in RIA and will head monitoring and evaluation in this unit.


Dr Stephen Rule, an independent research consultant with extensive experience in the design and management of social and industry-related surveys and data analysis throughout Africa, has been appointed as a director in RIA.

Prof Leickness Simbayi, who has a rich history within the HSRC, spanning over 15 years, has been appointed as the Deputy CEO for Research at the HSRC. He is the founding executive director of the HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (HAST) research programme, the largest research programme in the HSRC.