Recent publications

“Nothing green can grow without being on the land”: Mine-affected communities’ psychological experiences of ecological degradation and resistance in Rustenburg, South Africa from Community Psychology in Global Perspective – Special Issue: Communities in the face of climate change (2020)

Critical reflections from South Africa: Using the Power Threat Meaning Framework to place climate-related distress in its socio-political context for British Psychology Society Clinical Psychology Forum Special Issue: Psychology and the Climate and Environmental Crises (2020)

Other writing 

The coronavirus outbreak & mental health: What you need to know for Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism (2020) 

Behind the scenes of South Africa’s asylum procedure:  a qualitative study on long-term asylum-seekers from the Democratic Republic of Congo for Refugee Survey Quarterly (2020) 

When Climate Change & Health Collide: Will South Africa’s policy have the teeth – or the money? for Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism (2019) 

Bugs, borers & heatwaves: Life and mental health in a hotter Joburg for Daily Maverick (2019)

Book review: Earth Emotions: New Words for a New World by Glenn Albrecht for the Climate Psychology Alliance (2019) 

White Papers highlight Gigaba’s antipoor and anti-African approach for Business Day (2018) 

Climate change and the long walk back to ourselves for Mail & Guardian and the Psychology Society of South Africa’s Thought Leader (2018).

Co-author of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres’ (MSF) submission to the Office of Health Standards Compliance on healthcare provision in Lindela Detention Facility (2018).

Lead-author and researcher for MSF’s Untreated Violence: Critical gaps in medical and clinical forensic care for survivors of sexual violence in South Africa (2017).

Lead-author and photographer for MSF’s Untreated Violence: The need for patient-centred care for survivors of sexual violence in the platinum mining belt (2016). 

South African Psychologists need to get involved at grassroots level for News24 (2016). 

Hidden violence – women and attempted suicide for Daily Maverick (2016).

Master’s study Clinical Psychologists’ Perceived Barriers to the Provision of Psychological Services for People with First-Episode Schizophrenia in Urban Public Health Settings (2015).


Advisory Council – Global Network of Psychologists for Human Rights (2020).

Former President and Co-opted Board Member of MSF in Southern Africa (2013 – 2016).

Former Secretary for the Division of Psychology in Public Services, Psychology Society of South Africa (2015 – 2016).

Former Committee Member of South Africa’s Rural Mental Health Campaign (2014 – 2016).

Selected Workshops and Presentations

Ecopsychosocial Safeguarding – one-day workshop | EarthLore Foundation (2020).

Earth Accompaniment Seminar – Accompaniment in a Time of Pandemic and Forced Migration | The Retreat at Pacifica Graduate Institute (2020)

Guest Lecture – Frontiers of Ecopsychology | Environmental Justice Studies and Movements | Depth Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute (2020) 

Oral Presentation – A Terrapsychology of Sacred Spaces with Traumatic Pasts | Holos Institute 

Ecopsychology Conference (2019) Services for Survivors of Sexual Violence – One-day Workshop | NACOSA Funded by the Gobal Fund to Fight Aids, TB and Malaria (2018)


Bongani Mayosi’s National Health Scholars Programme (2019 – 2021).


Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans Award in the health category (2016). Nelson Mandela University’s Alumni Award for Humanitarian Service (2014).