Dr Lynn Hendricks

Dr Lynn Hendricks is a lecturer at the Division of Health Systems and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University (SU) and holds a joint PhD in Social Science and Public Health. She is an extraordinary associate professor in the Department of Social Sciences at KU Leuven. She has expertise in methods innovation, stakeholder engagement and knowledge translation, and leads the Social and Environmental Determinants of Health transdisciplinary interest group at SU. She is the founding director of the research consultancy Research Ambition and founding codirector of the NPO Hearts in Action. She is a fellow of Gilead Public Health as well as a fellow of Microsoft Society & AI. A long-standing previous executive member of the Psychological Society of South Africa, she now serves as a divisional executive for the Division of Climate and Environmental Psychology. She has a keen interest in creative and coproductive research in communities and works with digital mediums as well as primary arts-based methods. Her work includes coproducing a local and international public art exhibition with the Iziko South African Museum and a community-led documentary about young Cape Flats-based women who contracted HIV perinatally. She has received the Springer Nature Inclusive Health Research Award and the Cochrane Thomas C Chalmers Award in recognition of her work. 

“As a board member of the Africa Centre for HIV/Aids Management, I feel honoured by the opportunity to make a meaningful impact and contribute to the centre’s mission to improve environments for people affected by HIV/Aids.”

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