Dr Michelle De Jong

PhD (Rhodes University)

Senior Researcher
E: michelletofts@gmail.com

Michelle is a social science researcher who joined the School of Public Health in 2018 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with Prof Asha George.

Michelle has a PhD from Rhodes University department of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and a Masters degree in Psychology from University of KwaZulu Natal. Her previous research has adopted a social constructionist theoretical framework and explored discourse and the constitution of identities. More recent work has focused on gender and sexual and reproductive health including surrogacy, drinking during pregnancy as well as policy related research focused on child and adolescent health.