AFINet trustees: Candice Groenewald

Name: Candice Groenewald
Location: Human Sciences Research Council
Occupation: Post-doc fellow
Web site:
City: Durban
Country: South Africa
Phone: 031 2425520

Interests: I have been working in the area of adolescent substance abuse for the past five years and more recently completed my PhD which focused on the impacts of adolescent substance abuse on the family

Biography: Candice Groenewald is a Post-doctoral fellow at the Human and Social Development unit of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) of South Africa. She holds a Master’s degree in Research Psychology from the University of the Western Cape and has submitted her PhD in Psychology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She has received two NRF bursary awards to complete her post-graduate studies in Psychology (Hons) and Research Psychology (M.A.). She has been a co-investigator on various research projects including studies related to adolescent substance abuse, families affected by adolescent substance abuse (PhD study), early childhood development and education in African communities, youth and homelessness in Durban, race and identity studies, and adolescent exposure to community violence in the Western Cape. She is familiar with diverse research methodologies including survey methodologies, phenomenological investigations, programme evaluation, life history approaches and participatory action research. Ms Groenewald has published academic journal articles and technical reports pertaining to adolescent substance abuse, mothers affected by adolescent substance abuse, research methodologies, early childhood development and education and adolescents’ exposure to community violence. She has also presented numerous local and international conference papers and has taught psychology at an undergraduate level at the University of the Western Cape. Recent publications

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