Lucie Cluver is a Professor of Child and Family Social Work, in the Centre for Evidence-Based Social Intervention in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, and an Honorary Lecturer in Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town. She works closely with the South African government, USAID-PEPFAR, UNICEF, the World Health Organisation and Save the Children, and with other international NGOs, to provide research evidence that can improve the lives of children affected by HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Lucie is lucky to work with an incredible and dedicated team of PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and colleagues at the Universities of Cape Town, University of Witwatersrand, Brown and KwaZulu-Natal. Recent projects include the ‘Young Carers Study’, the world’s largest study of risk and resilience amongst AIDS-affected children, following 6000 children longitudinally in South Africa, and the ‘Orphan Resilience Study’, which was the developing world’s first longitudinal study of the impacts of AIDS-orphanhood on children, following 1000 children over four years in urban South Africa.

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