Dr Jacque Mthembu

DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
TELEPHONE: 012 302 8062
EMAIL: jmthembu@hsrc.ac.za

Ms Jacqueline Mthembu is a post-doctoral fellow at research specialist level in the HIV/AIDS, STI and TB programme. She holds an MA in Research Psychology from the University of the Western Cape and is currently awaiting results for her PhD at the University of Cape Town.

Before joining the HSRC in September 2005, she worked as a fieldworker/intervention specialist in an international research project headed by Stellenbosch University, focusing on the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, STI?s, TB and hepatitis in correctional services institutions in the Western Cape. She has also spend three months studying conflicting laws around teen sexual activities at the Gender, Health and Justice Research unit of the University of Cape Town prior to returning to the HSRC.

Her areas of research interest include: comprehensive HIV intervention development; men and masculinities; gender development; intimate partner violence and risky sexual behaviour.

Ms Mthembu?s publication record spans the authoring and co-authoring of journal articles and conference presentations HIV, risk behaviours and masculinities.