Prof D R Nzima

Prof D R Nzima

Dean: Prof M Maphalala
+27 35 902 6240  

Prof D R Nzima is a registered Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). He obtained his doctoral degree in Community Psychology in 2002 from the University of Zululand, and has served as Head of Department (HOD) of Educational Psychology and Special Education from 2005 – 2014. During his tenure in office, the M Ed (Specialization in Educational Psychology) as well as the Child Guidance Clinic obtained full accreditation from the HPCSA in two consecutive 5-year cycles (i.e. in 2007 and 2012). Currently, he serves as Deputy Dean (Research and Internationalization) in the Faculty of Education.

To date Prof Nzima has supervised to completion more than 60 masters and 20 doctoral candidates. He has published (and contributed chapters in books) together with other colleagues in SAPSE journals, and has presented papers in local and international conferences. His area of interest is on Child Psychology, Research Methodology, HIV and AIDS, teenage pregnancy, Inclusive Education, school violence, bullying and cyberbullying, drug and substance abuse at schools and how all these factors affect learners in particular and the South African society in general.

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