Mr Adlai Davids

DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
TELEPHONE: 012 302 9512

Adlai Davids is Senior Research Manager in the HIV, AIDS, STIs and TB Research Programme. He holds an MSc in Geoinformation Systems from the Faculty of ITC, University of Twente, The Netherlands (1996). The title of his MSc dissertation was The potential of GIS in urban crime research : a case study of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Davids is currently pursuing a PhD in the School of Health Systems and Public Health at the University of Pretoria.

Before joining the HSRC in October 2002, he was a lecturer in Human Geography and GIS at the former University of Port Elizabeth, which is now part of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU).

His areas of research interest include: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) applications in public health, education and other social issues. He has also conducted research into a diversity of topics as reflected in his list of publications.

Davids?s publication record spans the authoring and co-authoring of journal articles, conference presentations, book chapters and research reports. His most recent publication was with Phaswana-Mafuya et al on Self-reported prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases and associated factors among older adults in South Africa published as Global Health Action 2013, 6: 20936 -


Research studies within the area of HIV in the world of work

HIV and AIDS has been declared a focal area of the South African-German development cooperation 2011 with the Multi-sector HIV Prevention Programme (M....

What works in HIV/AIDS and the world of works in the South African & Namibian tourism industry

The (HSRC in collaboration with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) and the Polytechnic of Namibia (PoN) has developed a study to investigat....