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Qualifications: MA (CFS) Cum Laude, PhD (UWC), Registered Psychometrist
Position: Director and SARChI Chair: Human Capabilities and Social Cohesion through the family
Tel: 021 959 2970/3674
Email: nroman@uwc.ac.za

Biography 

Professor Nicolette Roman has an MA in Child and Family Studies, a PhD in Psychology and rated as an Established Researcher. She currently holds the position of a South African Research Chair in Human Capabilities, Social Cohesion and the Family in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Children, Families and Society, in the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, at UWC. She is also the PI for Early Childhood Development on the HDI Grant at UWC and registered as a Psychometrist with the HPCSA.

In 2015, she achieved the Chancellor’s Outstanding Alumni Award in Health Sciences as well as the Dean’s Research Excellence Merit Award in the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences. In 2018, she was awarded the Academic Achievers Award for an Established Researcher in the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences and more recently, in 2020, the Best Established Researcher award.

Her research focuses on strengthening the family through the parent-child relationship, understanding and strengthening the human capabilities and the transference of the capabilities to children in the family as well as understanding the role of the family in social cohesion. She has published and presented her research both locally and internationally.

She has been editor and co-editor on special editions for journals both locally and internationally as well as reviewer for various local and international journals. Professor Roman has also reviewed research proposals for the National Research Foundation and the Swiss Science Foundation Joint Project Proposal. Her books include: (1) Parenting: Behaviors, Cultural Influences and Impact on Childhood Health and Wellbeing published; (2) Self-Determination Theory: A Family Perspective (3) A Closer look at Parenting styles and Practices published by NOVA Science Publications in New York, USA. Professor Roman has grown the critical mass in family science in South Africa through staff and student development locally and internationally.

Staff development includes supervision of staff PhDs, training and mentoring in research development and continued mentoring post-PhD. Staff development extends into Africa partnerships. She provides supervision to students based at Maastricht University in The Netherlands.

Professor Roman has played a leading role in the establishment of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Children, Families and Society at UWC.

Publications 

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4506-437X
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&view_op=list_works&gmla=AJsN-F4EMGRAyNtIkucj0t7n5E0VE3a_TZj0GQFhoP3QhrSOHhp4gREzpZpOfx-6PBdgXlzGVfMKOmiOtkFtvX5Hyx0XHAtgXw&user=HsWYclQAAAAJ
Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nicolette_Roman
 
  2021
  F Benjamin, S Vickerman-Delport, & NV Roman (Accepted). Mental Health Awareness and Service Availability. How does this affect help seeking behaviour in Rural South Africa? A Human Capabilities Approach. Journal: Social Work in Mental Health.
  2020
112 Tessa Goldschmidt, Lisa Petersen, Shakierah Booley & Nicolette V Roman (Accepted). A developmental perspective of nurturance within the parent-child relationship in low socio-economic environments. Child Care Health and Development.
111 F Khaile, NV Roman & G Davids (Accepted). Possible effects of spatial injustice on the sense of belonging of black communities in South African metros. Journal of Culture, Society and Development.
110 Mujeeb Hoosen, Nicolette Vanessa Roman & Thuli Godfrey Mthembu (Accepted). The Development of Guidelines for the Inclusion of Spirituality and Spiritual Care in Unani Tibb Practice in South Africa: A Study Protocol. Journal of Religion and Health.
109 Isaacs, SA & Roman, NV. (2020). Fostering family resilience: A community participatory action research perspective, Child Care in Practice
108 Fred Bidandi, Nicolette V. Roman, Gregory Davids & Fundiswa Khaile (Accepted). The responsibility of government and society towards social cohesion in South Africa: A Family Perspective.
107 Roman, NV., Mthembu, T. & Hoosen, M. (2020). Spiritual Care – ‘A Deeper Immunity’ – A response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Journal: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine.
106 Hoosen, M., Roman, NV., & Mthembu, T. (Accepted). The role of spirituality and spiritual care in complementary and alternative medicine: A scoping review, Bangladesh Journal of Medical Sciences.
105 Zainab Kader, Rik Crutzen & Nicolette V Roman (2020). Intervention to reduce adolescent hookah pipe use and satisfy basic psychological needs, Cogent Psychology.
104 Zainab Kader, Nicolette V Roman & Rik Crutzen (2020). Determinants of adolescent hookah pipe use: A systematic review, Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse
103 Wendy Ericksen-Pereira, Nicolette V Roman, Rina Swart (Accepted). A comparative analysis and evaluation of the naturopathic curriculum in South Africa. African Journal of Health Professionals Education
102 Wendy Ericksen-Pereira, Nicolette V Roman, Rina Swart (2020) The effect of legislation on the treatment practices and role of naturopaths in South Africa BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies
101 Fred Bidandi and NV Roman (Accepted). Social cohesion as an external factor affecting families: An analysis of the White Paper on families in South Africa. Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development
100 Ina Conradie, Anja Human-Hendricks, Nicolette Roman (2020). Sosiale weerbaarheid, strukturele kwesbaarheid en Instaatstellende Geleenthede in Genadendal, Suid-Afrika/ Social resilience, structural vulberability and capabilities in Gemadendal, South Africa. Tydskrif vir Geestewetenskappe, 60 (1): 164-181.
99 Davids, R., Roman, NV., Schenck, C (Accepted). Challenges of hearing parents when parenting a child with hearing loss Journal of Family Social Work.
98 Davids, R., Roman, NV., Schenck, C. (Accepted) Ouerskapbenaderings van horende moeders en vaders met kinders met verhoorverlies/Parenting approaches of hearing mothers and fathers parenting children with hearing loss, Tydskrif vir Geestewetenskappe.
  2019
97 Ryan, Jill & Roman, Nicolette V. (2019). Family centered interventions for intimate partner violence: A systematic review. African Safety Promotion Journal.
96 Roman N, Rich E, Davids C, Benjamin F, Taylor M. Family functioning and satisfaction: A comparative study between hookah users and non-users. Afr J Prm Health Care Fam Med. 2019;11(1), a2095. https://doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v11i1.2095
95 Maria Lucia T. Garcia, Olga Perez Soto, Gary Spolander & Nicolette Roman (2019). Social Development or Sisyphys Myth, Argumentum. 7º Encontro Internacional de Política Social 14º Encontro Nacional de Política Social Tema: Contrarreformas ou Revolução: respostas ao capitalismo em crise Vitória (ES, Brasil), 3 a 6 de junho de 2019.
94 Ryan, Jill & Roman, Nicolette V. (2019). Family-centered interventions for elder abuse: A narrative review. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 1-12. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10823-019-09377-5
93 Brown, Melissa Judith & Roman, Nicolette Vanessa (2019). Nutritional knowledge, parenting styles and feeding practices of a South African sample of parents. Ecology of food and nutrition, 1-19. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03670244.2019.1641800
 
92 Edna G Rich & Nicolette V. Roman (2019). Legislative policies and culture on parenting practices: A multi-level solution to improving the parent-child relationship in a South African context. Revista de Politicas Publicas (JOURNAL OF PUBLIC POLICY), 23(1), 389-401. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18764/2178-2865.v23n1p389-401
91 Inge Sonn & Nicolette Vanessa Roman (2019). A review of Early Childhood in South Africa: The effects on maternal and child health. Anais do encontro internacional e nacional de politica social, 1(1).
90 Simone Titus & Nicolette Roman (2019). Predictors of student agency: the relationship between student agency, learning support and learning experiences in an interprofessional health science faculty. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 33(3), 308-312. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2019.1596072
89 Zainab Kader, Nicolette V Roman & Crutzen, R. (2019) Systematic review of interventions aimed at reducing hookah pipe use: Implications for practitioners and clinicians. SAMJ: South African Medical Journal, 109(6), 392-406. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/samj.2019.v109i6.13892
 
88 Zainab Kader & Nicolette V Roman (2019). James House BEST Proactive Parenting Programme: Experiences of parents of adolescents displaying externalising behaviour in a resource constrained context in South Africa. Argumentum, 11, 1 213-229. DOI: http://10.18315/argumentum.v11i1.21853
87 Kim Jonas, Rik Crutzen, Anja Krumeich, Nicolette Roman, Bart van den Borne, Priscilla Reddy (2019). Nurses’ perceptions of adolescents accessing and utilizing sexual and reproductive healthcare services in Cape Town, South Africa: A qualitative study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 97, 84-93. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.08.008
 
  2018
86 Jenny Rose, Nicolette Roman & Kelvin Mwaba (2018) Circle of Security parenting program efficacy for improving parental self-efficacy in a South African setting: Preliminary evidence, Journal of Psychology in Africa, 28:6, 518-521, DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2018.1523308
85 BS Mthimunye, NV Roman, AS Pedro (2018). Factors which enhance or hinder meeting the educational needs of autistic children in Western Cape Province, South Africa, A parents’ perspective. International Journal of Special Education, 33(2), 279-294.
84 Verushka Daniels, Eugene Davids & Nicolette Roman (2018). The role of family structure and parenting in first year university adjustment. South African Journal of Psychology, 1-14. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0081246318805267
83 Lewaks, A., Rich, EG., & Roman, NV. (2018). The contribution of a South African intervention for fathers to child and family well-being: Recommendations for practitioners. Journal of Family Studies, 1-14. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13229400.2018.1500296
82 T.G. Mthembu, L. Wegner & N.V Roman (2018). Educators’ and students’ needs for teaching and learning strategies for integrating spirituality and spiritual care in occupational therapy education. African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences (AJPHES).
81 Ericksen-Pereira, W.G., Roman, N.V. & Swart, R., 2018, ‘An overview of the history and development of naturopathy in South Africa’, Health SA Gesondheid 23(0), a1078. http://doi.org/ 10.4102/hsag.v23i0.1078
 
80 Ryan, J., Esau., MV., Roman, NV (2018). Legislative response to the family violence in South Africa: A family centred perspective. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 42, 1-8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2018.06.009
79 Davids, R., Schenck, C., & Roman, NV (2018). Interventions on parenting styles of hearing parents parenting children with a hearing loss: a scoping review. Deafness and Education International, 20(1), 41-58. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14643154.2018.1445156
78 Esau, MV., Rondganger, CH., & Roman, NV (2018). Family political socialisation and its effect on youth trust in government: A South African perspective. Politikon, 46(1), 122-137. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02589346.2018.1525927
77 Kim Jonas, Rik Crutzen, Anja Krumeich, Nicolette Roman, Bart van den Borne, Priscilla Reddy (2018). Healthcare workers' beliefs, motivations and behaviours affecting adequate provision of sexual and reproductive healthcare services to adolescents in Cape Town, South Africa: A qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 18(1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-2917-0
76 Isaacs, S., Roman, NV., & Savahl, S. (2018). The development of a family resilience-strengthening programme for families in a South African rural community. Journal of Community Psychology, 46(5), 616-635. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.21962
75 Kader, Z & Roman, NV (2018). The effects of family conflict on preadolescent psychological needs and externalising behaviour. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 54(1), 37-52. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.15270/54-1-613
 
74 Meuser, TM, Mthembu, TG, Overton, BL, Roman, NV, Miller, RD, Lyons, KP, & Carpenter, BD (2018). Legacy Beliefs Across Generations: Comparing Views of Older Parents and their Adult Children. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 88(2), 168-186. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/009145018757212
73 Isaacs, S., Roman, NV., & Savahl, S.  & Sui, Xin Chen. (2018). Adapting and validating the Family Resilience Assessment Scale in an Afrikaans rural community in South Africa, Community Mental Health Journal, 54(1), 73-83. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-017-0091-1
  2017
72 Isaacs, S., Roman, NV., & Savahl, S., (2017). An exploration of the family resilience needs of a rural community in South Africa: A sequential explanatory mixed methodological study design. Current Psychology, 1-15. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-017-9722-5
71 Mervyn Ronald Petro, Edna Grace Rich, Charlene Erasmus & Nicolette Vanessa Roman (2017). The effect of religion on parenting in order to guide parents in the way they parent: A systematic review. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 20(2), 114-139. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/19349637.2017.1341823
70 Jawad, A., Shalaweh, S., Kamal, W., & Roman, N. (2017). The Relationship Between Quality of Life, Psychological Distress and Coping Strategies of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS in Cairo, Egypt. International Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 4 (5).
69 Davids, EL., Leach, L & Roman, NV. (2017). The link between parenting approaches and health behaviours: A systematic review. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 27(6), 589-608. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10911359.2017.1311816
68 Makunga, B., Schenck, CJ., Roman, NV., & Spolander, G (2017). Illiteracy among caregivers: Implications for children’s educational and social development. South African Journal of Social Work and Social Development, 29(3), 1-19. DOI: 10.02189/2415-5829/2577
67 Mthembu, T, Wegner, L. & Roman, N (2017). Spirituality in the Occupational Therapy Community Fieldwork Process: A qualitative study in the South African context. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, 47(1), 16-23. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2310-3833/2016/v46n3a4
66 Mthembu, T., Wegner, L. & Roman, NV (2017). Exploring occupational therapy students’ perceptions regarding spirituality in occupational therapy groups: A qualitative study. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 33(2), 141-167. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/0164212X.2016.1245595
65 Roman, NV., Rondganger, C., & Grosse, A. (2017).  An exploration of the experiences of trainers in the acquisition of knowledge and skill development to enhance responsible parenting: A multi-country perspective. Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, 30(1)
64 Frantz, JM, Roman, NV & DeJager, M. (2017). An exploration of learning styles used by social work students: A systematic review. Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development, 29(1), 92-106. DOI: 10.25159/2415-5829/2241
63 Mthembu, T, Wegner, L. & Roman, N (2017). Guidelines to integrate spirituality and spiritual care in occupational therapy education: A Delphi study.  Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 34(2), 181-201. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/0164212X.2017.1362367
63 Ryan, J., & Roman, NV (2017). A phased approach to developing a family-centred programme to reduce family violence. The Open Journal of Family Studies, 9(1), 15-20. DOI: 10.2174/1874922401709010015
61 Rose, J., Roman, NV., Mwaba, K. & Ismail, K. (2017). The relationship between parenting and internalizing behaviors of children: A systematic review. Early Child Development and Care, 188(10), 1468-1486. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2016.1269762
60 Schenck, C., Roman, N.V., Erasmus, C., Blaauw, D., & Ryan, J. (2017). Homeless in observatory, cape town through the lens of Max-Neef's Fundamental Human Needs Taxonomy. Social Work/Maatskaplike, 53(2), 266-287. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.15270/52-2-568
59 Isaacs, S., Roman, NV., Savahl, S., & Sui, Xin Chen (2017). Using the RE-AIM framework to identify best practice models for family intervention development: A systematic review, Child and Family Social Work.
  2016
58 Mthembu, T., Wegner, L. & Roman, NV (2016). Teaching spirituality and spiritual care in health sciences education: A systematic review. African Journal of Physical Health Education and Science, 22(41), 1036-1057.
57 Davids, EL., Roman, NV., & Kerchhoff, LJ (2016). Adolescents goals and aspirations in search of psychological well-being: From the perspective of Self Determination Theory, South African Journal of Psychology, 47(1), 121-132. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0081246316653744
56 Mthembu, T., & Roman, NV Wegner, L. (2016). A cross-sectional descriptive study of Occupational Therapy students’ perceptions and attitudes towards spirituality and spiritual care in Occupational Therapy Education. Journal of Religion & Health, 55(5), 1529-1545. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-015-0125-3
55 Frantz, J., Roman, N., Mlenzana, N., Keim, M., Laattoe, N., Schenck, C., Waggie, F., & Rhoda, A. (2016). Reflection on an interprofessional community based participatory research project. African Journal of Health Professions Education, 8 (2), 234-237. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7196/AJHPE.2016.v8i2.851.
54 Grosse, A. & Roman, NV (2016). Building Caregivers and Communities for Sustainable Transformation. Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, 29(4).
53 Roman, NV., Rondganger, C & Frantz, JM. (2016). Community-university partnership to enhance well-being of families: Factors that sustain it. Social Work Practitioner-Researcher, 28 (3), 278-287.
52 Rhoda, A., Laattoe, N., Smithdorf, G., Roman, NV., & Frantz, J. (2016). Facilitating community-based interprofessional education and collaborative practice in a health sciences faculty: Student perceptions and experiences. African Journal of Health Professions Education, 8(2), 225-228. https://dx.doi.org/10.7196/AJHPE.2016.v8i2.846
51 Davids, EL., Roman, NV., Leach, LL. (2016). Perceived parenting, decision making and healthy lifestyle behaviours: Are male and female learners significantly different? Gender and Behaviour, 14 (1): 6869-6873.
50 Mthembu, T., Wegner, & Roman, NV (2016). Barriers to integrating Spirituality and Spiritual Care in Occupational Therapy Education Journal of spirituality in Mental Health
49 Roman, NV., Isaacs, SA., Davids, C., & Sui X. (2016). How well are families doing? A description of family well-being in South Africa. Family Medicine and Community Health, 4(3), 9-18. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/FMCH.2016.0115
48 Davids, EL., Ryan, J., Yassin, Z., Hendrickse, S. & Roman, NV. (2016). Family structure and functioning: Influences on adolescents psychological needs, goals and aspirations in a South African setting. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 26:4, 351-356. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14330237.2016.1208929
47 September, S., Rich, E., & Roman, NV (2016). Association between knowledge of child development and parenting: A Systematic Review. The Open Journal of Family Studies, 9(1), 1-14. DOI: 10.2174/1874922401709010001
46 Roman, NV., Titus, S. & Dison, A. (2016). The relationship between student preparedness, learning experiences and agency: Perspectives from FCHS African Journal of Health Professions Education, 8(1), 30-32. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7196/AJHPE.2016.v8i1.490
45 Roman, N.V., Makwakwa, T., & Lacante, M. (2016). Perceptions of parenting styles in South Africa: The effects of gender and ethnicity, Cogent Psychology, 3(1), 1153231. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/23311908.2016.1153231
44 Ryan, J., Rich, E., & Roman, NV (2016). Perceived childhood exposure to domestic violence: The risk for adult revictimization African Safety Promotion: A Journal of Injury and Violence Prevention, 13(2), 1-16.
43 Mthembu, T., & Roman, NV Wegner, L. (2016). Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Spirituality Care Giving Scale, Spirituality and Spiritual Care Rating Scale and Spirituality in Occupational Therapy Scale in the South African context. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, 46(1), 74-82. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2310-3833/2016/v46n1a14
42 Roman, NV., Schenck, C., Jacobs, L. & September, S. (2016). Hookah use: Could families be a risk factor for future addiction? Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 26(1), 11-17. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1067828X.2016.1175985
41 Magqibelo, L., Londt, M., September, S. & Roman, NV. (2016). Challenges faced by unaccompanied minor-refugees in South Africa. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 52 (1), 73-89. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.15270/52-1-480
40 Hendricks, M., Erasmus, C. J. & Roman, N.V. (2016). Familial needs: Comparing traditional and non-traditional families of public officials. Journal of Community Health Sciences
 
  2015
39 Gantana, H., Londt, MP., Ryan, J., & Roman, NV. (2015). The Revolving Door: Factors that contribute to the recidivism of incarcerated sex offenders in the Western Cape, Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology, 28(2), 78-91.
38 Jacobs, L., Roman, NV & Schenk, C., (2015). Gender performativity and addiction within the family: Focus on the hookah. Gender and Behaviour, 13(2), 6753-6759.
37 Mthembu, T., Roman, NV, & Wegner, L. (2015). A cross-sectional descriptive study of occupational therapy students’ perceptions and attitudes towards spirituality and spiritual care in occupational therapy education. Journal of Religion and Health, 55(5), 1529-1545. DOI: https://doi.oeg/10.1007/s10943-015-0125-3
36 Davids, EL., Roman, NV., Leach, L. (2015). The effect of family structure on decision making, parenting styles and healthy lifestyle behaviour of adolescents in rural South Africa, African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 21 (3:2): 953-967.
35 September, S., Rich, E., Roman, NV. (2015). The role of parenting styles and socio-economic status in parents' knowledge of child development. Journal of early child development and care, 186(7), 1060-1078. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2015.1076399
34 Davids, EL., Roman, NV., Leach, LL., & Sekot, A. (2015). A model examining the relationship between parenting, and decision making on healthy lifestyle behaviours of adolescents in rural Western Cape, African Journal of Physical Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 21(Supplement 1), 272-292.
33 Roman, N.V., Davids, E.L., Moyo, A., Schilder, L., Lacante, M., Lens, W. (2015). Parenting Styles and Psychological Needs Influences on Adolescent Life Goals and Aspirations in a South African Setting. Journal of Psychology in Africa 25(4), 305-312. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14330237.2015.1078087
32 Davids, EL., Roman, NV., Leach, LL. (2015). Decision Making Styles: A Systematic Review of their Associations with Parenting. Adolescent Research Review, DOI 10.1007/s40894-015-0003-y
31 Topkin, B., Roman, N.V., & Mwaba, K. (2015). Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD): South African primary school teachers’ knowledge of symptoms, treatment and managing classroom behavior. South African Journal of Education, 35 (2), 1-8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15700/saje.v35n2a988
30 Kim Jonas, Pamela Naidoo and Nicolette V. Roman, Luis Angel Saúl Gutiérrez³, and Guillem Feixas Viaplana (2015). Predictors of Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction in Individuals Living with HIV and AIDS in a Resource-Constrained Setting in South Africa. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 25 (2).
29 Ryan, J., Roman, NV., & Okwany, A. (2015). The effects of parental monitoring and communication on adolescent substance use and risky sexual activity: A systematic review. The Open Family Studies Journal, 7(1). DOI: 10.2174/1874922401507010012
28 Somsetsu, NW., Erasmus, C., Lukelelo, N., & Roman, NV (2015). Experiences of adolescents who lost a parent to AIDS in the Western Cape, South Africa: A qualitative study. Journal of Community and Health Sciences, 10(1)
  2014
27 Cottee, G., & Roman, NV. (2014). Perceptions of parental practices which place children at risk for abuse and neglect. Child Abuse Research in South Africa, 15 (2), 26-34.
26 Brown, M. & Roman, N.V. (2014). Nutritional knowledge, feeding practices and body mass index of primary caregivers: A cross-sectional study. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 20(Supplement 1), 312-324.
25 Davids, E.L. & Roman, N.V. (2014). A systematic review of the relationship between parenting styles and children’s physical activity African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 20(Supplement 2), 228-246.
24 Ybarra, M., Mwaba, K., Prescott, T., Roman, N., Rooi, B., Bull, S. (2014). Opportunities for technology-based HIV prevention programming among secondary students in Cape Town, South Africa, AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2014.936814.
23 Masureik, N., Roman, NV., Roman, NJ., & Toefy, A., (2014). Stress, anxiety levels and decision-making styles of South African senior learners: Results of a Science Fair Project, International Journal of Education, 6(3), 57. DOI: 10.5296/ije.v6i3.6128.
22 Londt, M. & Roman, N.V. (2014). The effect of child abuse on adult perpetrators of sex offences: A developmental perspective, Child Abuse Research in South Africa, 15 (1), 9-14.
21 Frantz, J., Leach, L.L., Pharaoh, H., Bassett, S.H., Roman, N., Smith, M., Travill, A. (2014). Research capacity development in a South African higher education institution through a north-south collaboration, South African Journal of Higher Education, 28 (4), 1216-1229.
20 Essop, R., Roman, NV., & Rich, E. (2014). An evaluation of a pilot intervention for prenatal care and support for expectant mothers in a low socio-economic community, Journal of Community and Health Sciences, 9(2).
19 Lakey, A., & Roman, N.V. (2014). An explorative study of parental experiences after the disclosure of child abuse, Journal of Community and Health Sciences, 9(2)
  2013
18 Davids, E.L., & Roman, N.V. (2013). Does family structure matter? Comparing the life goals and aspirations of learners in secondary schools. South African Journal of Education, 33(3). DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.15700/201503070745
17 Daniels, K.E., & Roman, N.V. (2013). A descriptive study of the perceptions and behaviors of waterpipe use by university students in the Western Cape, South Africa. Journal: Tobacco Induced Diseases, 11, (4), doi:10.1186/1617-9625-11-4.
16 Roman, N.V., & Frantz, J.M. (2013). The prevalence of intimate partner violence in the family: A review of the implications for adolescents in Africa. Journal of Family Practice, 30(3), 256-265. doi:10.1093/fampra/cms084.
15 Roman, N.V., & Davids, E.L. (2013). “To do or not to do”: examining decision-making styles of university students in South Africa: comparing family structure, gender and living arrangements, Journal of Community and Health Sciences, 8(2) 41-48.
14 Tsweleng, M.P., & Roman, N., (2013). “My mother has AIDS”: Stories from adolescents living in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Journal of Community and Health Sciences, 8(1) 47-56.
  2012
13 Roman, N.V., Human, A., & Hiss, D. (2012). Young South African adults’ perceptions of parental psychological control and antisocial behavior. Social Behavior and Personality, 40 (7), 1163-1174. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2012.40.7.1163
12 Roman, Nicolette and Lens, Willy and Moyo, Alice, (2012). "The association between parenting practices and the goals and aspirations of learners at secondary schools in the Western Cape", International Journal of Psychology, 47, 312-312.
11 Roman, Nicolette and Schilder, Lauren and Lens, Willy, (2012). "The influence of basic psychological needs on the goals and aspirations of grade 11 learners at secondary schools in the Western Cape", International Journal of Psychology, 47, pp. 313.
10 Roman, N. (2012). Preadolescent psychological well-being: Determining the association with maternal psychological control and family environment, Journal of Community and Health Sciences, 7, 2, 1-8.
  2011
9 Popovac, M., Mwaba, K., & Roman, N.V. (2011). Smoking behavior, risk perception and attitudes toward antismoking legislation among a sample of South African students, African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 17(3), 473-480.
8 Roman, N.V. (2011). Maternal parenting in single and two-parent families in South Africa from a child's perspective, Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal, 39, (5), 577-586. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2011.39.5.577
  2010
7 Coomer, R., Roman, N., & Rich, E. (2010). Conceptualisations of childhood in Namibia: New legislation versus public perception, Journal of Community and Health Sciences, 5(2), 1-8.
  2009
6 Mwaba, K., & Roman, N.V. (2009). Body image satisfaction among a sample of black South African female students. Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal 37(7), 905-910. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2009.37.7.905
5 Londt, M., & Roman, N. (2009). A descriptive analysis of a child sex offender in Cape Town South Africa. Forensische Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 16, 1.
4 Roman, N.V., Mwaba, K., & Lens, W. (2008). Exploring psychological well-being among South African mothers and children, Journal of Community and Health Sciences, 3(2), 31-38. 
3 Roman, N. (2006). A study of the relationships between single mothers’ self-esteem and the self-esteem of their children, in the phase of middle childhood development, living on the Cape Flats. Annual Journal of South African Association of Women Graduates.

Books 

  Books
5 Roman, NV & Ryan, J. (Accepted). Family violence: Prevalence, risk factors, and perspectives. NOVA Science Publications: New York.
4 Roman, NV., Davids, EL & Sonn, I (Accepted). Children in Africa. NOVA Science Publications: New York.
3 Roman, NV (2020). A Closer Look at Parenting Styles and Practices. NOVA Science Publications: New York (ISBN: 978-1-53617-410-6)
2 Roman, NV & Davids, EL (2016). Self-Determination Theory: A Family Perspective. NOVA Science Publications: New York (ISBN: 978-1-63485-502-0).
1 Roman, NV (2015). Parenting: Behaviors, Cultural Influences and Impact on Childhood Health and Wellbeing. NOVA Science Publications: New York (ISBN: 978-1-63482-651-8). 
  Book Chapters
  2021
  Nicolette V. Roman, Fatiema Benjamin, Kezia October & Inge Sonn (In Press). Human capabilities of families and the ‘transference’ to children living in a resource-constrained community: Implications for children in South Africa. Argumentum, 7º Encontro Internacional de Política Social 14º Encontro Nacional de Política Social Tema: Contrarreformas ou Revolução: respostas ao capitalismo em crise Vitória (ES, Brasil), 3 a 6 de junho de 2019
  Nicolette V. Roman, Marsha Van Heerden, Eugene L. Davids & Kerstin L. Adonis (Accepted). The relationship between parenting and identity styles among adolescents in South Africa: A focus on the mother-adolescent relationship. In Viviana Weekes-Shackelford and Todd Shackelford (2021). The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Parenting. Oxford University Press: New York.
  2020
19 Anja Human-Hendrick, Catherina Schenck & Nicolette V Roman (Accepted). The Fundamentals to understanding the intergenerational parent-child relationship and developing parenting competencies. In Roman, NV., Davids, EL., & Sonn, I (Accepted). Children in Africa. NOVA Science Publications: New York.
18 Nicolette V. Roman, Jill Ryan & José M. Frantz (Accepted). Reducing IPV in Africa to improve health outcomes: Exploring interventions through a REAIM Framework. In Roman, NV & Ryan, J. (Accepted). Family violence: prevalence, risk factors, and perspectives. NOVA Science Publications: New York.
17 Zainab Kader, Nicolette V Roman; Rik Crutzen (Accepted). Family Matters: The role of family in adolescent hookah pipe use and satisfaction of basic psychololgical needs. In Roman, NV., Davids, EL., & Sonn, I (Accepted). Children in Africa. NOVA Science Publications: New York.
16 Lisa Petersen, Abulele Hashe, Tessa Goldschmidt, Nicolette V Roman (Accepted). Communication across the developmental span in parent-child relationships from a human capability approach: A study of Calvinia and Lamberts Bay. In Roman, NV., Davids, EL., & Sonn, I (Accepted). Children in Africa. NOVA Science Publications: New York.
15 Rich, EG., Butler, L. & Roman, NV (2020). Parenting in the First1000 Days: A Systematic Review of the Strategies used to Improve Parenting Approaches. In Roman, NV (2020). A Closer Look at Parenting Styles and Practices. NOVA Science Publications: New York (ISBN: 978-1-53617-410-6).
14 Mijlof, S., Roman, NV., & Rich, EG. (2020). Understanding the Parent-Child Relationship in a South African Context: A Review of Parenting and Culture in Family Practice. In Roman, NV (2020). A Closer Look at Parenting Styles and Practices. NOVA Science Publications: New York (ISBN: 978-1-53617-410-6).
  2016
13 Zainab Kader & Nicolette V Roman Self-Determination Theory and Family Conflict: A theoretical overview. In Roman, NV & Davids, EL (2016). Self-Determination Theory: A Family Perspective. NOVA Science Publications: New York (ISBN: 978-1-63485-502-0).
12 Bronwyn Mthimunye, Athena Pedro & Nicolette V Roman Autism Spectrum Discorder and Self-Determination Theory: The importance of family involvement. In Roman, NV & Davids, EL (2016). Self-Determination Theory: A Family Perspective. NOVA Science Publications: New York (ISBN: 978-1-63485-502-0).
11 Anja R. Human-Hendricks & Nicolette V. Roman Psychologically controlling parenting: The effect of internal and external environments. In Roman, NV & Davids, EL (2016). Self-Determination Theory: A Family Perspective. NOVA Science Publications: New York (ISBN: 978-1-63485-502-0).
10 Khalida Sabi, Melissa Brown & Nicolette Vanessa Roman A review of SDT focusing on parenting styles and BMI scores of children in low and high socio-economic areas. In Roman, NV & Davids, EL (2016). Self-Determination Theory: A Family Perspective. NOVA Science Publications: New York (ISBN: 978-1-63485-502-0).
9 Karin Elizabeth Daniels, Eugene Lee Davids & Nicolette Vanessa Roman SDT: Perceptions of parents regarding the psychosocial health of their children in early childhood development. In Roman, NV & Davids, EL (2016). Self-Determination Theory: A Family Perspective. NOVA Science Publications: New York (ISBN: 978-1-63485-502-0).
  2015
8 Esau, M.V., & Roman, NV. (2015). Political socialization of the youth: An examination of the family as an agency for youth active citizenship in South Africa. In Nicolette V. Roman (ed) Parenting: Behaviors, Cultural Influences and Impact on Childhood Health and Wellbeing. NOVA Science Publications: New York (ISBN: 978-1-63482-651-8).
7 Human-Hendricks, AR, Roman, NV., & Rich, E. (2015). The role of parents, society and the state in the development of childhood: A retrospective qualitative study. In Nicolette V. Roman (ed) Parenting: Behaviors, Cultural Influences and Impact on Childhood Health and Wellbeing. NOVA Science Publications: New York (ISBN: 978-1-63482-651-8).
6 Roman, NV. & Jacobs, L. (2015). A perspective of mothers’ experiences of parenting preadolescents. In Nicolette V. Roman (ed) Parenting: Behaviors, Cultural Influences and Impact on Childhood Health and Wellbeing. NOVA Science Publications: New York (ISBN: 978-1-63482-651-8).
5 Davids, E.L., & Roman, N.V. (2015). Parenting: The association with health responsibility, physical activity, and nutrition among adolescents in rural South Africa. In Nicolette V. Roman (ed) Parenting: Behaviors, Cultural Influences and Impact on Childhood Health and Wellbeing. NOVA Science Publications: New York (ISBN: 978-1-63482-651-8).
4 Titus, S., Rose, J.L., & Roman, N.V. (2015). The consequences of parenting styles in the adjustment of adults. In Nicolette V. Roman (ed) Parenting: Behaviors, Cultural Influences and Impact on Childhood Health and Wellbeing. NOVA Science Publications: New York (ISBN: 978-1-63482-651-8).
  2014
3 Human-Hendricks, AR, & Roman, NV. (2014). What is the link between antisocial behaviour of adolescents and parenting: A systematic review of parental practices to manage antisocial behavior. In Justine H. Gallo (Ed) Antisocial Behavior: Etiology, Genetic and Environmental Influences and Clinical Management. NOVA Science Publications: New York (ISBN: 978-1-63321-521-4).
2 *Roman, N.V. (2014). Parenting in a rainbow nation: A South African perspective of parenting. H. Selin (Ed), In Parenting Across Cultures: Childrearing, Motherhood and Fatherhood in Non-Western Cultures. Springer Publishers: Netherlands (ISBN 978-94-007-7502-2).
  2009
1 *Roman, N. (2009). The perfect merger? The incorporation of the School of Oral Health Sciences of the University of Stellenbosch into the Dentistry Faculty of the University of the Western Cape. In T. Barnes, N Baijnath & K Sattar (Ed) The restructuring of South African higher education: Rocky roads from policy formulation to institutional mergers, 2001-2004, Unisa Press: South Africa (ISBN 978-1-86888-524-4).

Science Engagement 

Networks
  • Staff exchanges to the University of Missouri, USA
  • Staff exchanges to the Katholieke Universitiet Leuven, Belgium
  • Visiting Professor to Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  • Visiting Professor to Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), Vitoria, Brazil
  • Southern African Faimer Institute (SAFRI)
  • South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
  • Research Consortium: UK, Cuba, Brazil, South Africa
  • Academic Consortium: Frankfurt University of Applied Science in Germany, UWC in SA, Universiti Kebangsaan in Malaysia, Tata Institute of Social Sciences in India
  • Strengthening Capacity for Research and Policy Engagement in Shifting Notions of Motherhood and Fatherhood for Improved Children’s Wellbeing in Africa (SCaRPE) Consortium – Makarere, UWC, Wits, University of Ibadan, University of Rwanda, Moi University
  • University of Stellenbosch – Fatherhood Project
  • University of KwaZulu Natal – Youth Project
  • Research Development in Libya – Faculty of Medicine, Misurate University
  • Sekwele Centre for Family Studies – NGO – Free State
  • Western Cape Family Forum - DSD
  • Department of Health Western Cape
  • Rural Impact – Lamberts Bay
  • Society for Research in Child Development - USA

Academic Staff

Qualifications: MA, PhD (UWC), Registered Research Psychologist
Position: Associate Professor
Tel: 021 959 2826
Fax: 021 959 2755
Email: ssavahl@uwc.ac.za

Biography 

Professor Shazly Savahl is a registered research psychologist and associate professor based at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Children, Families and Society (University of the Western Cape).

He obtained a Masters and a Doctoral degree from the University of the Western Cape, funded through the Vlaamse Interuniversiteit Raad Doctoral Scholarship Programme.

His research interests include the study of childhood, children’s subjective well-being, child well-being indicators and social psychology.

Currently, he is the principal investigator of the Children’s Worlds International Survey of Children’s Well-Being, and the Multinational Qualitative Study on Children’s Understanding of their Well-Being.

He is a founding and current executive member of the South African Positive Psychology Association, a member of the National Children’s Rights Intersectoral Coordinating Committee and an executive board member of the International Society for Child Indicators.

Recent selection of publications 

  • Savahl, S., Montserrat, C., Casas, F., Adams, S., Tiliouine, T., & Benninger, E. (2019). Children’s experiences of bullying and the impact on the subjective well-being: A multinational comparison. Child Development, 90(2):414-431. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.13135
  • Savahl, S., Adams, S., Benninger, E., Florence, M., Jackson, K., Manuel, D., Mpilo, M., Bawa, U., & Isobell, D. (2019). Researching children’s subjective well-being in South Africa: Considerations for method, theory and social policy. In I. Eloff (Ed), Quality-of-life in African societies (pp. 407-430). Dordrecht: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-15367-0
  • Varela, J.J., Savahl, S., Adams, S., & Reyes, F. (2019). Examining the relationship among bullying, school climate and adolescent well-being in Chile and South Africa: A cross cultural comparison. Child Indicators Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-019-09648-0
  • Witten, H., Savahl, S., & Adams, S. (2019). Adolescent flourishing: A systematic review, Cogent Psychology, 6(1), DOI:10.1080/23311908.2019.1640341
  • Adams, S., Savahl, S., Florence, M., Jackson, K., Manuel, D., Mpilo, M., & Isobell, D. (2019). Training emerging researchers in constrained contexts: Conducting quality of life research with children in South Africa. In G. Tonon (Ed), Teaching quality of life in different domains. Dordrecht: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-030-21550-7, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-21551-4
  • Savahl, S., Adams, S., Florence, M., Casas, F., Mpilo, M., Isobell, D., & Manuel, D. (2019). The relation between children’s participation in daily activities, their engagement with family and friends, and subjective well-being. Child Indicators Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-019-09699-3
  • Manuel, D., Florence, M., Adams, S., Mpilo, M., Delport, A., Pienaar, M., Sinclair, D., & Savahl, S. (2020). Preliminary structural validation of the Afrikaans version of the Children’s Hope Scale, Journal of Psychology in Africa, 30:2, 162-165, DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2020.1746568
  • Montserrat, C., Savahl, S., Adams, S. et al. (2020). Children’s perspectives on scale response options of subjective well-being measures: A comparison between numerical and verbal-response formats. Child Indicators Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-020-09748-2
  • Savahl, S. (2020). Children’s hope in South Africa: A population-based study. Frontiers in Psychology, 11:1023. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01023
  • Manuel, D., Savahl, S., Casas, F., Mpilo, M, Florence, M. Tiliouine, H., Sinclair, D. & Adams, S. (2020). The relation between subjective well-being and career aspirations amongst a sample of adolescents in low socio-economic status communities in Cape Town. Journal of Community Psychology. DOI:10.1002/jcop.22449.

Networks 

  • International Society for Child Indicators

Qualifications: BA (Hons) (Human Ecology), MPhil, PhD (UWC)
Position: Senior Lecturer
Tel: 021 959 2459
Email: cjerasmus@uwc.ac.za

Biography 

Dr Charlene Erasmus completed a BA Human Ecology at the University of the Western Cape (1984). This was followed by BA Honours Human Ecology (UWC, 1989), MPhil (Education, UWC, 1994) followed by a PhD (Human Ecology) at the University of the Western Cape (2008).

Her field of interest is early childhood development, families, households and their interaction with society. She has taught various modules and supervised students both at an undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Publications 

  • Danhouse, M. & Erasmus, C J. 2020. Family connectedness and families dealing with adolescents in conflict with the law. Social Work/Maatskaplike werk, 56(3);847-865. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.15270/52-2-862
  • Payne, J., Erasmus, C.J. & Carelse, S. 2020. Fathers experiences after their exposure to a fatherhood intervention programme. Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development, 32(1): 18-.
  • Adebiyi, B.O., Erasmus, C.J., & Mukumbang, F.C. 2019. The distribution of available Prevention and management interventions for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (2007 to 2017):  Implications for Collaborative Actions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(12):2244.
  • Yassin, Z., Erasmus, C. J., & Frantz, J. 2019. Qualitative exploration of HIV-related stigma and the psychosocial well-being of children orphaned by AIDS. Global Social Welfare, 1-12
  • Matlakele, K.M. & Erasmus, C J. 2018. Experiences and challenges of different family structures in dealing with delinquent children in Botswana. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 54(3): 382-394.
  • Yassin, Z., Erasmus, C.J. & Frantz, J. 2018. HIV-related stigma and the psychosocial well-being of children orphaned by AIDS: a systematic review, Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, page 1-43. DOI: 10.1080/17450128.2018.1457193
  • Wheater, K & Erasmus, C J. 2017. Experiences of secondary trauma amongst spouses of emergency service personnel. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 53(3): 470-478.
  • Petro, M., Rich, E, Erasmus, C., Roman, N. 2017. The Effect of Religion on Parenting in Order to Guide Parents in the Way They Parent: A Systematic Review, Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, DOI: 10.1080/19349637.2017.1341823
  • Schenck, R., Roman, N.V., Erasmus, C.J. & Ryan, J. 2017. Homeless in Observatory, Cape Town through the lens of Max Neef’s Fundamental Human Needs. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk
  • Yassin, Z. & Erasmus, C.J. 2016. The impact of HIV-related stigma on the psychological well-being of AIDS orphans. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies
  • Magidi, M., Schenck, C.J. & Erasmus, C.J. 2016. High School Learners’ Experiences of Gangsterism in Hanover Park. The Social Worker Practitioner Researcher Journal. Vol. 28 (1)
  • Somsetu, N.W., Erasmus, C.J., Lukelelo, N. & Roman, N.V. 2015. Experiences of adolescents who lost a parent to AIDS in the Western Cape, South Africa: A qualitative study. Journal of Community and Health Sciences. 10(1):1-12
  • Hendricks, M., Erasmus, C.J. & Roman, N.V. 2015. Familial needs: Comparing traditional and non-traditional families of public officials. Journal of Community and Health Sciences. 10(1):30-43
  • Erasmus, C. J. 2013. Concept mapping as a strategy to enhance learning and engage students in the classroom. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education 31(1):27-35
  • Erasmus, C. J. 2012. Developing reflective practice skills through the use of a road map. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education.  30(2), Fall/Winter
  • Ramuhaheli, R.M. & Erasmus, C.J. 2012. Challenges Experienced while Providing Home Based Care: A Community Organisation’s Experience. Journal of Community and Health Sciences, 7(1):21-27 
  • Erasmus, C J. 2010. Impact of low-cost housing on the perceived quality of life and well-being of its occupants. Nurture. 4(1):26-31
  • Erasmus, C J., Albertyn, R. & Schutte, D.W. 2009. ? Holistiese behuisingsevaluerings model: ? Instrument vir ontwikkelingpraktisyns in laekoste-behuising. Journal of Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences. Vol. 37, pp35-44

Qualifications: HDip (ETD), BSocSc (Hons) (UCT), MA (CFS), PhD (UWC)
Position: Senior Lecturer
Tel: 021 959 9486
Email: erich@uwc.ac.za

Biography 

Dr Edna Grace Rich holds an Honours degree in Clinical Social Work (Substance Abuse Addiction) (UCT), a Masters degree in Child and Families Studies and a PhD in Social Work at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).

Dr Rich currently serves as a staff member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies on Children, Families and Society at the University of the Western Cape. As a senior lecturer, she also serves as the Deputy HOD, as well as the co-ordinator of the Masters Research programme in the department. She lectures on a number of modules within the Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Studies such as: Parent-Child interaction; Substance Abuse in the Family, and co-lectures on the Applied Research and the Research Project modules. She supervises the dissertations of Honours, Masters, and PhD students in research in her field of interests, and has published and co-published both locally and internationally.

Her areas of research interest are: Parenting research (parenting approaches; caregiver-child relationships; absent fatherhood); Early Childhood Development (ECD); Child and youth development; Family functioning; Family resilience; Family well-being; and the factors that put family well-being at risk, such as Substance abuse in the family, and more recently, Human trafficking in South Africa.

She has been the recipient of three scholarships namely: Vlaamse Interuniveritaire Raad (VLIR) Scholarship; the National Research Foundation Prestigious Award; and the Erasmus Mundus Action2 EUSA Staff Mobility Scholarship.

Currently, she is an NRF grantholder and the area of funding focuses on Parenting: Enhancing the health and well-being of children younger than 18 years: Developing Parental and family guidelines and strategies.

She has also received funding from the Department of Science and Innovation (DST) to form part of an international multi-disciplinary team that conducts research on: The Nature and Scope of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) in South Africa through a buy-in by: DSI South Africa, USAID/Southern Africa, and USAID/LAB/CDR by LASER PULSE led by Purdue University in collaboration with other USA universities such as University of Missouri and the University of Washington.

Articles

  • Rich, E. (2019). An exploration of the understandings of drug use from young drug users’ perspectives in the Western Cape: Implications for Primary prevention. Vulnerable Children & Youth Studies, 15 (1) 68-76. DOI: 10.1080/17450128.2019.1695992
  • Rich, E G., Roman, N V. (2019). Legislative policies and culture on parenting practices: A multi-level solution to improving the parent-child relationship in a South African context. Revista de Politicas Publicas (Journal of Public Policy), 23(1), 389-401. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18764/2178-2865.v23n1p389-
  • Roman, N., Rich, E., Davids, C., Benjamin, F., & Taylor, M. (2019). Family functioning and satisfaction: A comparative study between hookah users and non-users. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine, 11(1), 6 pages. doi: https://doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v11i1.2095
  • Lewaks, A., Rich, E G.; Roman, N V. (2018). The contribution of a South African intervention for fathers to child and family well-being: recommendations for practitioners, Journal of Family Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13229400.2018.1500296
  • Petro, M., Rich, E., Erasmus, C., Roman, N. (2017): The Effect of Religion on Parenting in Order to Guide Parents in the Way They Parent: A Systematic Review, Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, DOI: 10.1080/19349637.2017.1341823
  • September, S., Rich, E., Roman, NV (2017). Association between knowledge of child development and parenting: A Systematic Review. The Open Family Studies Journal, DOI: 10.2174/1874922401709010001

Book chapters

  • Rich, EG., Butler, L. & Roman, NV (2020). Parenting in the First1000 Days: A Systematic Review of the Strategies used to Improve Parenting Approaches. In Roman, NV (ed). A Closer Look at Parenting Styles and Practices. NOVA Science Publications: New York (ISBN)
  • Mijlof, S., Roman, NV., & Rich, EG. (2020). Understanding the Parent-Child Relationship in a South African Context: A Review of Parenting and Culture in Family Practice. In Roman, NV (ed). A Closer Look at Parenting Styles and Practices. NOVA Science Publications: New York (ISBN)

Qualifications: BA (Hons), MA (CFS), PhD (UWC)
Position: Lecturer (nGap)
Tel: 021 959 4145
Fax: 021 959 4145
Email: zyassin@uwc.ac.za

Biography 

Dr Zeenat Yassin-Burns completed a BA at the University of the Western Cape (2014), followed by BA Honours (Psychology) (2015), MA (Child and Family Studies) (2016) and Ph.D. (Child and Family Studies) (2020).

She participates in the New Generations of Academic Programme as supported by the Staffing South African Universities Framework.

Her key interest area and expertise focuses on the social aspects of HIV/AIDS, specifically as it relates to stigma, discrimination and well-being.

She is an NRF grant holder and the area of funding focuses on the influence of HIV-related stigma on families.

Publications 

  • Yassin, Z., Erasmus, C. J., & Frantz, J. (2019). Qualitative exploration of HIV-related stigma and the psychosocial well-being of children orphaned by AIDS. Global Social Welfare, 1-12.
  • Yassin, Z., Erasmus, C. J., & Frantz, J. M. (2018). HIV-related stigma and the psychosocial well-being of children orphaned by AIDS: a systematic review. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 1-43.
  • Yassin, Z., & Erasmus, C. J. (2016). The impact of HIV-related stigma on the psychological well-being of children who have been orphaned by AIDS. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 1-27.
  • Filies, G., Frantz, J. M., & Yassin, Z. (2016). Students views of learning about an Interprofessional World Café method . African Journal of Health Professions Education ,8(2), 229-233. 
  • Davids, E. L., Ryan, J., & Yassin, Z., Hendrickse, S., & Roman, N. V. (2016). Family structure and functioning: Influences on adolescent’s psychological needs, goals and aspirations in a South African setting. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 26(4), 351-356.
  • Frantz, J. M., & Yassin, Z. (2016). A Self-Determination Theory Perspective of the Role of Family Structure. In R. V. Roman, & E. L. Davids, Self-Determination Theory: A Family Perspective (pp. 30-46). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Qualifications: BSc (OT) (UWC), MSc (OT) (SU)
Position: Researcher

Administrative Staff

Position: Administrative Officer
Email: gcpillay@uwc.ac.za
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