Department of Psychology

Mr K Mbatha

College of Human Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Department: Psychology
Tel: 012 429 8299
Fax: 012 429 3414


  • MA Research Psychology (specialising in Research Consultation) (Unisa)

Fields of academic interests

  • Social justice and inclusion
  • Sexuality with a specific focus on vulnerable groups
  • Nexus between public health system and mental health
  • Research methodologies

Journal articles

Victor, C.J., Nel, J.A., Lynch, I., & Mbatha, K. (2014). The Psychological Society of South Africa sexual and gender diversity position statement: contributing towards a just society. South African Journal of Psychology, 44 (3), 292-302.

Mbatha, K. (2012). Social support among black African women who have recently given birth: The narratives of postnatal women. New Voices in Psychology, 8 (1), 3-16.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Editor of the New Voices in Psychology Journal
  • Member of the PsySSA Community and Social Psychology Division


  • People behind the Papers
  • Students as knowledge producers
  • Hate/prejudice crimes in South Africa
  • The Psychology of Sexuality and Gender in South Africa
  • Inside-out-Outside-in corrections interest group