Institute for Social and Health Sciences (ISHS)

Prof Mohamed Seedat

College of Graduate Studies
School of Transdisciplinary Research Institutes (STRI)
Social and Health Studies (ISHS)
Head
Tel: 011 670 9606
E-mail: seedama@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • D. Phil

NRF Rating

B2

Fields of academic interests

  • Liberatory community and social psychologies
  • Violence and injury prevention
  • Safety and peace promotion
  •  Protest violence
  • Psychology of liberation and humanisation
  • Community-engaged approaches to peace and safety promotion

Books

Books:

  • Seedat, M., Suffla, S., & Christie, D. J. (Eds.). (2017). Enlarging the scope of peace psychology: African and world-regional contributions. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
  • Seedat, M., Suffla, S., & Christie, D. (Eds). (2017). Emancipatory and participatory methodology in peace, critical, and community psychology. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
  • Van Niekerk, A., Suffla, S., & Seedat, M. (Eds.). (2012). Crime, violence and injury in South Africa: 21st century solutions for child safety. Johannesburg: PsySSA Press.
  • Van Niekerk, A., Suffla, S., & Seedat, M. (Eds). (2008). Crime, violence and injury prevention in South Africa: Data to action. Tygerberg: MRC Press. 

Chapters:

  • Malherbe, M., Suffla, S., Seedat, M., Bawa, U., El-sayed, H., & Abdo, H. A. (2018). Consciousness-raising capacities of photovoice: Youth understanding of Egypt’s transitional moment. In T. Shefer, J. Hearn, K. Ratele, & F. Boonzaier (Eds.), Engaging youth in activist research and pedagogical praxis: Transnational perspectives on gender, sex, and race (pp. 179-196). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Lazarus, S., Seedat, M., & Naidoo, T. (2017). Community building: Challenges of constructing community. In M. Bond, I. Serrano-Garcia, & C. B. Keys (Eds.-in-Chief) & M. Shinn (Assoc. Ed.), APA Handbook of Community Psychology: Vol. 2. Methods for community research and action for diverse groups and issues (pp. 215-234). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Christie, D. J., Seedat, M., & Suffla, S. (2017). Toward a socially transformative peace psychology: Overview of the symposium and proceedings. In M. Seedat, S. Suffla & D. J. Christie (Eds.), Enlarging the Scope of Peace Psychology (pp. 3-17). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
  • Seedat, M., Suffla, S., & Christie, D. J. (2017). Pluriversal readings of emancipatory engagements. In M. Seedat, S. Suffla, & D. J. Christie (Eds.), Emancipatory and participatory methodologies in peace, critical, and community psychology (pp. 1-4). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. 
  • Suffla, S., Seedat, M., & Christie, D. J. (2017). Interrogating the structure of knowledge: Some concluding thoughts. In M. Seedat, S. Suffla & D. J. Christie (Eds.), Enlarging the scope of peace psychology: African and world-regional contributions (pp. 297-300). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
  • Lau, U., & Seedat, M. (2017). Structural violence and the struggle for recognition: Examining community narratives in a post-apartheid democracy. In M. Seedat, S. Suffla & D. J. Christie (Eds.), Enlarging the Scope of Peace Psychology (pp. 203-220). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
  • Lazarus, S., Cochrane, J. R., Taliep, N., Simmons, C., & Seedat, M. (2017). Identifying and mobilising factors that promote community peace. In M. Seedat, S. Suffla & D. J. Christie (Eds.), Enlarging the Scope of Peace Psychology (pp. 161-183). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
  • Malherbe, N., Suffla, S., Seedat, M., & Bawa, U. (2017). Photovoice as liberatory enactment: The case of youth as epistemic agents. In M. Seedat, S. Suffla, & D. J. Christie (Eds.), Emancipatory and participatory methodologies in peace, critical, and community psychology (pp. 165-178). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. 
  • Seedat, M., Suffla, S., & Bawa, U. (2015). Photovoice as emancipatory praxis: A visual methodology toward critical consciousness and social action. In D. Bretherton, & S. F. Law (Eds.), Methodologies in peace psychology: Peace research by peaceful means (pp. 309-324). Peace Psychology Book Series, Vol. 26. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
  • Seedat, M., Suffla, S., & Ward, C. L. (2015). Community-engaged violence prevention: Approaches and principles. In P. D. Donnelly, & C. L. Ward (Eds.), The Oxford textbook of violence prevention: Epidemiology, evidence and policy (pp. 245-252). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

 

Journal articles

  • Day, S., Seedat, M., Cornell, J., & Suffla, S. (2019). A multimodal reading of public protests. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 37(6), 1005-1023.
  • 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, 106(9), 437-442.
  • Cornell, J., Malherbe, N., Suffla, S., & Seedat, M. (Online, 2019). Reflecting critically on the researcher-participant encounter in focus groups: Racialized interactions, contestations and (re)presentations of South Africa’s “protest culture”. Qualitative Research in Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/14780887.2019.1577519
  • Kimemia, D., Van Niekerk, A., Govender, R., & Seedat, M. (2018). Burns and fires in South Africa's informal settlements: Have approved kerosene stoves improved safety? Burns, 44(4), 969-979.
  • Swart, L. A., Seedat, M., & Nel, J. (2018). The situational context of adolescent homicide victimization in Johannesburg, South Africa. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33(4), 637-661.
  • Bangdiwala, S.I., Hassem, T., Swart, L., van Niekerk, A., Pretorius, K., Isobell, D., Taliep, N., Bulbulia, S., Suffla, S., & Seedat, M. (2017). Evaluating the effectiveness of complex, multi-component, dynamic, community- based injury prevention interventions: A statistical framework. Evaluation & the Health Professions, 1-21, doi: 10.1177/0163278717709562.
  • 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.
  • Seedat, M. (2017). Psychology and humanism in the democratic South African imagination. South African Journal of Psychology, 47(4) 520-530.
  • Seedat, M., & Suffla, S. (2017). Special Issue: Liberatory and critical voices in decolonising community psychology. South African Journal of Psychology, 47(4), 419-543.
  • Cutts, T., Olivier, J., Lazarus, S., Taliep, N., Cochrane, J. R., Seedat, M., van Reenen, R., Hendricks, C., & Carelse, H. (2016). Community asset mapping for violence prevention: A comparison of views in Western Cape, South Africa and Memphis, USA. African Safety Promotion Journal, 14(1), 1-25.
  • Taliep, N., Lazarus, S., Seedat, M., & Cochrane, J.R. (2016). The role of religious leaders in anti-Apartheid mobilization: Implications for violence prevention in contemporary South Africa. Religion, State and Society, DOI:10.1080/09637494.2016.1242890
  • Malherbe, N., Suffla, S., Seedat, M., & Bawa, U. (2016). Visually negotiating hegemonic discourse through Photovoice: Understanding youth representations of safety. Discourse & Society, 27(6), 589-606. DOI:0957926516664255.
  • 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. (2016). Neighborhood sociostructure and adolescent homicide victimization in Johannesburg, South Africa. Homicide Studies, 20(3), 220-238.
  • Nkadimeng, P., Lau, U., & Seedat, M. (2016). Research psychology interns’ formative training experiences. South African Journal of Psychology. 46(3), 401–414. doi: 10.1177/0081246315617135.
  • Isobell, D., S, Lazarus. Suffla, S., & Seedat, M. (2016). Research translation through participatory research: The case of two community-based projects in low-income African settings. Action Research, 1-20.
  • Suffla, S., & Seedat, M. (2016). The epidemiology of homicidal strangulation in the City of Johannesburg, South Africa. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 37, 97-107.
  • Swart, L., Seedat, M., & Nel, J. (2016). Adolescent homicide victimization in Johannesburg, South Africa: incidence and epidemiological characteristics (2001–2009). Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17457300.2015.1047870
  • Swart, L., Seedat, M., & Nel, J. (2016). The Situational Context of Adolescent Homicide Victimization in Johannesburg, South Africa. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Retrieved from http://jiv.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/11/05/0886260515613342.full.pdf+html
  • Swart, L., Seedat, M., & Nel, J. (2016). Neighborhood Sociostructure and Adolescent Homicide Victimization in Johannesburg, South Africa. Homicide Studies, 20(3), 220-238. Retrieved from http://hsx.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/08/13/1088767915611177.refs
  • Van Niekerk, A., Tonsing, S., Seedat, M., Jacobs, R., Ratele, K. & McClure, R. (2015). The invisibility of men in South African violence prevention policy: National prioritisation, male vulnerability, and framing prevention. Global Health Action, 8(27649). Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v8.27649
  • Swart, L., Seedat, M., & Nel, J. (2015). Alcohol consumption in adolescent homicide victims in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. Addiction, 110, 595-601.
  • MacKenzie, S., Baadjies, L., & Seedat, M. (2015). A Phenomenological study of volunteers' experiences in a South African waste management campaign. Voluntas. 26, 756-776.
  • Seedat, M. (2015). Oral history as an enactment of critical community psychology. Journal of Community Psychology, 43(1), 22-35.
  • Suffla, S. & Seedat, M. (2015). Reflexivity, positionality, context, and representation in African and Arab enactments of Community Psychology, Journal of Community Psychology, 43(1), 4-8.
  • Suffla, S., Seedat, M., & Bawa, U. (2015). Reflexivity as enactment of critical community psychologies: Dilemmas of voice and positionality in a multi-country Photovoice Study. Journal of Community Psychology, 43(1), 9-21.
  • Lau, U., & Seedat M. (2015). The community story, relationality and process: bridging tools for researching local knowledge in a peri-urban township. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 25, 369-383.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Seedat, M., Van Niekerk, A. & ISHS/VIPRU Staff (2016). PsySSA Award for Community Service 2016.
  • Seedat, M., Van Niekerk, A. & ISHS/VIPRU Staff (2015). UNISA Nomination for an outstanding contribution to Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) in South Africa over the past 5 years in the Category: Communication for outreach and creating awareness of SETI.

Other

Research Translation and Policy Documentation

  • Van Niekerk, A., Seedat, M. and VIPRU and SAMRC staff (2012). Integrated Strategic Framework for the Prevention of Injury and Violence in South Africa, 2012–2016. Pretoria: National Department of Health.