SELECTED WORKS

Recent publications

Call for Proposals: Psychology in Society (PINS) Special Issue: “Psychology, Climate Change and the Environment: Foregrounding Justice”. PINS (2021)

“Mupo is Life”: Intergenerational community identities and safeguarding sacred natural sites in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Ecopsychology (2021).

“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 

Decolonising loss within climate psychology for Climate Psychology Alliance’s Climate Crises Digest (2021)

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) 

Review of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report for the Application for Environmental Authorisation and Change of Land Use for the Proposed Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Limpopo Province (2020)

Co-author with The Adaptation Network of Joint-Submission on the Revision of the Climate Change and Health Adaptation Plan (2020-2024) (2019) to South African National Department of Health

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).

Committees

Co-convener – Climate, Environment and Psychology Interest Group, Psychology Society of South Africa (2020-present).

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

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)

Scholarships 

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

Awards 

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