Dr Anam Nyembezi
BA (Hons), MPP (UKZN), PhD (Maastricht University, Netherlands)
Anam Nyembezi’s training is in work and social psychology with a passion for men’s health research. Prior joining SOPH in January 2018, he was a research specialist in the Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation at the Human Sciences Research Council conducting research focused on maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and non-communicable diseases.
He also spent several years at the South African Medical Research Council conducting research on youth risk behaviours, including understanding the determinants of HIV behaviours among traditionally circumcised men. His research interests continue to be on men’s health with a focus on socio-behavioural aspects of sexual reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, mental health and non-communicable diseases. Anam teaches and convenes the Health Promotion and Alcohol Problems modules.