Professor Cathy Ward is the new Director of the CSSR

15 Aug 2023 | By CSSR Website
Cathy Ward
15 Aug 2023 | By CSSR Website

Professor Cathy Ward, Director of the Safety and Violence Initiative and Professor in the Department of Psychology, is the new Director of the Centre for Social Science Research as of July 1st 2023. Professor Ward was previously the Head of Department in Psychology.

Much of her current work is focused on preventing child maltreatment, and on understanding the epidemiology of risk factors faced by South African children at school. She is the UCT lead of the Global Parenting Initiative.

Professor Ward takes over from Professor Jeremy Seekings, longtime Director of the Centre and acting Director of the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship, and Public Policy in Africa at UCT.  

Professor Catherine Ward Biography