Prof. Heidi Van Rooyen

DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
TELEPHONE: 031 242 5009
EMAIL: hvanrooyen@hsrc.ac.za

Professor Heidi van Rooyen is the Executive Director of the Human and Social Development Programme at the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa. This multidisciplinary programme employs critical humanities and social sciences lenses to explore complex questions about society and groups of people living in adversity over the life course. Heidi is an Honorary Professor at WITS University. For more than two decades her work has addressed HIV risks and vulnerability as well as the broader contexts and inequalities that shape this risk. Her current research focuses on two areas: the influence of sexual orientation and gender identity as social determinants of health, and issues of race and identity.

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HDA Strategic Support to DSD HAST Strategic Plan Provincial Implementation

This project provides strategic and technical support to the Department of Social Development to disseminate the DSD National HIV Strategic Plan at pr....