Dr Ingrid Lynch
Dr Ingrid Lynch is a research specialist and post-doctoral research fellow in the Human and Social Development programme. She is also a research affiliate in the Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction Programme at Rhodes University, South Africa. She holds an MA in Research Psychology (2008) and a PhD in Psychology (2013) from the University of Pretoria. She competed a research residency at the University of Michigan in 2010 as part of the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholar (UMAPS) programme.
Before joining the HSRC in December 2014, she was appointed as research, advocacy and policy manager at Triangle Project - an NGO concerned with the rights and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons. Prior to this, she worked as lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pretoria.
Her areas of research interest include: genders and sexualities; feminist approaches to researching sexual- and gender-based violence (SGBV), and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
Dr Lynch has published in internationally accredited academic journals and has presented at conferences both locally and abroad. Her most recent work, published in Feminism & Psychology, investigated bisexual women's constructions of marriage and family, attending in particular to the implications of these for notions of heteronormativity.
A multidimensional understanding of wellbeing to address poverty and inequality in South Africa: A historical, methodological and practical approach