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African psychologist who has worked in the areas of inter-cultural conflict, racism, and the transformation of the South African education system. In recent years, she has focused primarily on psychosocial issues of forced migrants and people affected by armed conflict. Current research interests include the interrelationship between poverty, armed conflict, and psychosocial well-being; the coping strategies of children and young people in situations of armed conflict; and public health issues and debates on forced migration. She has a Ph.D. from the Centre for International Health Studies at Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh; her topic was the psychosocial well-being and the coping strategies of youths in Angola, including the cultural, religious, psychological, and communal strategies used by the displaced in dealing with the consequences of the war.

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