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Psychology

Acting Head of Department
Prof Louise Stroud
Prof Louise Stroud
Position: Director of School
Department: School of Behavioural Sciences
Room: 07LG15
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2682/2569
Fax: 27 41 504 2101
Email: louise.stroud@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: MA (Cl); PhD
Expertise: Griffiths Development Scales, Neuropsychology, Child Development; Psychobiographies; Developmental psychology

Professors
Magnolia
Professor Magnolia Ngcobo-Sithole
Position: Professor
Department: Psychology
Room: 018
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: (+27) 41 504 4594
Email: Magnolia.Ngcobo-Sithole@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD (Behavioural Medicine)
Expertise: Childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, African psychology and professionalism
Responsibilities: Lecturer, supervisor and mentor

Lecturers
Yaseen
Dr Yaseen Ally
Position: Lecturer
Department: Psychology
Room: 11
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 0415044060
Email: yaseen.ally@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD Psychology
Expertise: Gender & Sexuality; Violence; Culture and mental health
Responsibilities: Psychology Honours Coordinator; Lecturing; Research supervision

Justin August
Mr Justin August
Position: Lecturer
Department: Psychology
Room: 07 00 15
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: +27 41 504 4061
Fax: +27 41 504 1581
Email: Justin.August@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD (c) MA Psychology (Research) BA Hons (Psychology)
Expertise: Psychometrics, Political Psychology
Responsibilities: Lecturer and Psychometrics Programme Co-ordinator

Mr Johan Cronje
Mr Johan Cronje
Position: Lecturer
Department: Psychology
Room: 070010
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 041 504 2334
Email: Johan.Cronje@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: MA (Research Psychology)
Expertise: Developing, refining, and revising psychological tests
Responsibilities: Lecturing undergraduate and postgraduate research modules

Mrs Lisa Currin
Mrs Lisa Currin
Position: Lecturer
Department: Psychology
Room: 07LG24
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: +27 41 504 4056
Fax: +27 41 504 1796
Email: lisa.currin@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: DPhil (c) (Psychology), MA (Co) Psych, BA Hons Psych, BCur
Expertise: Child development, Parenting, 2. Special needs/Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Health Psychology
Responsibilities: Lecturer and UCLIN Manager

Ulricha
Ms Ulricha De Klerk
Position: Lecturer and Registered Counsellor Co-ordinator
Department: Psychology
Room: 07OO09
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 0027415042977
Email: ulricha.deklerk@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BPsych, MA Health and Welfare
Expertise: Community Psychology; Primary and preventative Psychology; and Health Psychology
Responsibilities: Registered Counsellor coordinator and lecturer

Dr Tania Lambert
Dr Tania Lambert
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Psychology
Room: 07OO13
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2230
Email: tania.lambert@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSc(UPE), HDE(UPE),BScHons(US), MA (Counselling Psychology), PhD(NMMU)
Expertise: Relationship Psychology and Cyber Relationships

Ashwin Navsaria
Mr Ashwin Navsaria
Position: Lecturer
Department: Psychology
Room: 14
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 041 504 4595
Email: Ashwin.Navsaria@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: MA Clin Psych
Expertise: Psychotherapy ; Critical Perspectives in Mental Healthcare; Trauma
Responsibilities: Lecturing, Clinical supervision, Research Supervision

Konesh
Dr Konesh Navsaria
Position: Lecturer
Department: Psychology
Room: 12
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 0415044027
Email: konesh.navsaria@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Ma (Co).; PhD
Expertise: Psychobiography; Substance abuse
Responsibilities: Lecturer

Ms Alida Sandison
Ms Alida Sandison
Position: Lecturer
Department: Psychology
Room: 07OO24
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 4522
Fax: 27 41 5042101
Email: alida.sandison@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA, BA (Hons), MA (Co) Psych, PGCE
Expertise: Personality and Developmental Psychopathology
Responsibilities: Senior Lecturer

Research Associates
Prof Diane Elkonin
Prof Diane Elkonin
Position: HOD
Department: Psychology
Room: 021
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2916
Fax: 27 41 504 2101
Email: diane.elkonin@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: MA (Cl) Psych; PhD
Expertise: Ethics, education and training in professional psychological practice, HIV/Aids education, health and psychological aspects; Professional Development of Registered Counsellors
Responsibilities: HOD Department of Psychology

Professor Christopher  Hoelson
Prof Christopher Hoelson
Position: Professor
Department: Psychology
Room: 07 00 18
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 4594
Fax: 27 41 504 1795
Email: christophernorman.hoelson@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: MA (Cl); DPhil (UPE)
Expertise: Systemic research; Personal & Professional development of psych; Therapeutic psych
Responsibilities: Lecturer and Therapy Co-ordinator

Professor John Gregory Howcroft
Professor Greg Howcroft
Position: Professor and Clinic Director
Department: Psychology
Room: 07OO16
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 4542
Fax: 27 41 504 2101
Email: greg.howcroft@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: MA (Cl) Psych; PhD
Expertise: Cyberpsychology/Psychobiography
Responsibilities: UCLIN management
My site: University Psychology Clinic

Mr Kempie Van Rooyen
Mr Kempie Van Rooyen
Position: Lecturer
Department: Psychology
Room: 07OO25
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2780
Fax: 27 41 504 2101
Email: kempie.vanrooyen@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: MA (CL) (NMMU)
Expertise: Traumatic stress, childhood sexual abuse, cross-cultural diagnosis and treatment, clinical measurement tools (MMPI-2; MCMI-III)

Prof Mark Watson
Prof Mark Watson
Position: Professor
Department: Psychology
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2354
Fax: 27 41 504 2101
Email: mark.watson@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: DPhil (UPE) NHED (Rhodes)
Expertise: Career counselling/Research

Administrative Staff
Kerisha Moodley
Kerisha Moodley
Department: Academic Administration
Room: 070026
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 0415042776
Email: Kerisha.Moodley@mandela.ac.za

Amy Nienaber
Miss Amy Nienaber
Position: Undergraduate coordinator
Department: Psychology
Room: 070011
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 041 504 2780
Fax: 041 504 2101
Email: amy.nienaber@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA Psychology Honours
Expertise: Administration
Responsibilities: Psychology department administrative duties
My site: Psychology Department NMMU

Kimp
Mrs Kim Putnam
Position: PA to Director of Behavioural and Lifestyle Sciences
Department: School of Behavioural Sciences
Room: -15
Location: Bird Street Campus
Phone: 0415042569
Email: kim.putnam@mandela.ac.za

Mrs Yvonne Smith
Mrs Yvonne Smith
Position: Secretary
Department: Psychology
Room: 07-020
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 27 41 504 2354
Fax: 27 41 504 2101 / 1754
Email: yvonne.smith@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: NDip Office Management & Technology
Responsibilities: Psychology Administration

Laurenv
Miss Lauren Volker
Position: Administrative Assistant
Department: Psychology
Room: 07 00 26
Location: Summerstrand Campus (South)
Phone: 041 504 2776
Email: lauren.volker@mandela.ac.za