Institute for Social and Health Sciences (ISHS)

Dr Lu-Anne Swart

College of Graduate Studies
School of Transdisciplinary Research Institutes (STRI)
Social and Health Studies (ISHS)
Senior Researcher
Tel: 011 670 9608


  • DPhil Psychology (Unisa)

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Fields of academic interests

  • Violence prevention
  • The epidemiology, situational context and social ecology of homicide
  • Unintentional injury prevention
  • Evaluation of community-based injury prevention


  • Swart, L., Kramer, S., Ratele, K., & Seedat, M. (2019). Non-experimental research designs: Investigating the spatial distribution and social ecology of male homicide. In S. Laher, A., Fynn, & S. Kramer, Transforming Research Methods in the Social Sciences: Case Studies from South Africa (pp.19-35). Johannesburg: Wits University Press.

Journal articles

  • Swart, L., Buthelezi, S., & Seedat, M. (2019). The incidence and characteristics of elderly homicide compared with nonelderly adult homicides in the city of Johannesburg. South African Medical Journal, 109(6), 437-442.
  • Swart, L., Seedat, M., & Nel, J. (2018) The situational context of adolescent homicide victimisation in Johannesburg, South Africa. International Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33(4), 637-661. doi: 10.1177/0886260515613342.
  • Buthelezi, S., Swart, L., & Seedat, M. (2017). The incidence and epidemiology of elder eldercide in the City of Johannesburg, South Africa. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 52, 82-88.
  • Van Niekerk, A., Govender, R., Hornsby, N., & Swart, L. (2017). Household and caregiver characteristics and behaviours as predictors of unsafe exposure of children to paraffin appliances. Burns, 43(4), 866-876.
  • Swart, L., Seedat, M., & Nel, J. (2016). Neighborhood sociostructure and adolescent homicide victimization in Johannesburg, South Africa. Homicide Studies, 20(3), 220-238.
  • Swart, L., Seedat, M., & Nel, J. (2016). Adolescent homicide victimization in Johannesburg, South Africa: Incidence and epidemiological characteristics (2001-2009). International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, 23(3), 323-331.
  • Swart, L., Seedat, M., & Nel, J. (2015). Alcohol consumption in adolescent homicide victims in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. Addiction, 110, 595-601.