Medical and Health Humanities Africa

A network for practitioners and researchers across Africa


Ten questions about the medical and health humanities in South and southern Africa
posed to researchers and practitioners whose work connects with this field.

Andeline dos Santos is a registered Music Therapist. She holds both MMus(Music Therapy) and MA(Psychology) degrees from University of Pretoria, and co-directs the Music Therapy Masters programme at the University of Pretoria. She is currently working on her PhD. READ HER INTERVIEW HERE…

Michelle Pentecost is a DPhil candidate in Anthropology at the University of Oxford (Green Templeton College), and an affiliate of ‘The First Thousand Days’ research group at the University of Cape Town. READ HER INTERVIEW HERE…

Erica Penfold is a Research Fellow with SAIIA. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Cape Town and is currently enrolled as a PhD student at the University of Stellenbosch. Her research focuses on the securitisation of disease, with particular focus on HIV/AIDS, Ebola and SARS. READ HER INTERVIEW HERE…

Dhammameghā Annie Leatt is a Research Associate at WiSER (Wits Institute for Social & Economic Research) – focused on the intersection of religion, politics and society. READ HER INTERVIEW HERE…

More interviews coming soon. And related interviews about arts and health in SA can be found at


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