Ms Alicia North

DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
TELEPHONE: 021 466 7954

Alicia Davids is a senior researcher in the HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB research unit. She holds an MA in Research Psychology at the University of the Western Cape.

Before joining the HSRC in July 2007/01, she was a senior research technologist at the South African Medical Research Council (Cape Town). She has gained a knowledge base and worked in the following areas of research: intervention mapping, gender mainstreaming, HIV/AIDS, orphaned and vulnerable children, substance use and abuse, and tobacco control and harm minimisation.

Her areas of research interest include: adolescent development , with special emphasis on risk-taking behaviour and how this relates to HIV and AIDS.

Davids has authored and co-authored various research reports on orphaned and vulnerable children, published by the HRSC. In addition she was one of the editors for the Gender Mainstreaming in HIV/AIDS Seminar Proceedings Book published in HSRC: Gender Studies.