Dr Angelina Wilson

DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
TELEPHONE: 021 466 2000
EMAIL: awilson@hsrc.ac.za

In June 2017, Dr Angelina Wilson Fadiji was appointed as Postdoctoral fellow at the level of a Research Specialist in the Education and Skills Development research programme at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). She is an extraordinary senior lecturer at the North West University, Potchefstroom Campus. Dr Wilson Fadiji?s areas of research interest include understanding the pathways to psychological well-being among adolescents living in impoverished contexts; understanding positive experiences of hope, meaning, relational well-being, and satisfaction with life from the African cultural perspective. Her interests also lie in the impact of positive psychological interventions on mental health and reduction of psychological distress in different populations.

Dr Wilson Fadiji holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Ghana, a Master?s degree from the University of Bergen, and a PhD from the University of Stellenbosch. Her PhD thesis, in psychology, considered the aspects of mental health among adolescents in the Northern region of Ghana. At North West University, she worked with the Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research and participated in various research projects including FORT 3 and Eudaimonic Happiness Hedonic Inventory, targeted at understanding well-being in the African cultural context. She is also part of team of researchers exploring the measurement of well-being in the African context.

Dr Wilson Fadiji has presented her work at a number of local and international conferences and has co-authored over 10 journal articles. Amongst these are papers on adolescent mental health and social support (in the journals Child Indicators Research and International Journal of Mental Health Promotion); mental health in Ghana (Global Public Health); and adolescent wellbeing (Africa today). Dr Wilson Fadiji is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Student Affairs and is a founding member of the Africa Network for Positive Psychology.

Dr Wilson Fadiji is a member of the Psychological Society of South Africa. She is working on research publication on topics related to learner achievement in South Africa, and social well-being of Ghanaian young adults. She is a project leader for the NRF funded project on Violence and Well-being, She is also a project manager for the ?MasterCard foundation funded project?, and is working on The Imprint of Education (TIE) project, She is an Editorial member for an Edited book by the National Advisory Council for Innovation, and is a mentor to one of ESD?s PhD Interns.