Dr. Nompumelelo Zungu is a Research Director at the Human Sciences Research Council. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Cape Town. She was a scientific member and the co-chair for track 4: Best Practices, Programmes and Ethics for the 7 th SA AIDS conference. She was a Ford Foundation International Fellow from 2007-2010. She has over 18 years research experience and has been a chief of party, a co-investigator, a study director on several national surveys on HIV and AIDS, health and mental health. She has an extensive experience managing national and international collaborations on HIV and AIDS research. She is widely published, and has co-authored over 45 journal articles, 8 chapters, and 20 research reports. Dr Zungu has expertise and special interest on risk and sexual behaviour among men and adolescents. She is currently a PI on the 5 th National HIV Prevalence and Incidence Survey; PEPFAR Gender Analysis, and a Co-PI on the the rapid ethnography study of the vulnerability of young women (aged 15-24) to HIV infection in three provinces of South Africa.

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