Dr Mpumi Precious Zungu

DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
TELEPHONE: 012 302 2000
EMAIL: mzungu@hsrc.ac.za

Dr Nompumelelo Zungu is a Research Director of the Interventions and Implementation Science Research (IISR) Unit at the Human Sciences Research Council. She is an Associate Researcher at the University of Pretoria, Department of Psychology. She is also the Editor in Chief of the SAHARA Journal. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Cape Town. She has expertise and special interest in social aspects and social determinants of health, HIV, mental health - specifically trauma and anxiety disorders, risk and sexual behaviour among men and adolescents. She has 21 years research experience and has been a PI, co-PI, and a chief of party on several national surveys and research projects on HIV and AIDS, health and mental health. She is one of the PI?s of the 5th National HIV Prevalence and Incidence Survey. She was recently a PI on PEPFAR Gender Analysis, and a Co-PI on the rapid ethnography study of the vulnerability of young women (aged 15-24 yrs.) to HIV infection in 3 provinces of South Africa. She has co-authored over 51 journal articles, 9 book chapters and 23 research reports. Bio on intranet.

Recent

Transactional sex and HIV incidence in South African tertiary sector: the search for appropriate interventions

Transactional sex is a leading risk factor for HIV infection among adolescent girls and young women. This is because the exchange of money and/or mate....

SAHARA J project management

7 will make a unique contribution by going beyond knowledge sharing through focusing on practical methods on bridging the gap between evidence and act....