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Dr. Abigail Makuyana

Qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work , University of Fort Hare ,(2018); Master of Science in Social Work, University of Forte Hare (2015); Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) , University of Forte Hare (2013)

Academic Appointments:

Lecturer

Research Interests:

Child care and protection; Community development; Clinical social work interventions


Faculty: Social And Behavioural Sciences
Department: Social Work
Research Category: Behavioral Sciences
Biography:

Dr. Abigail Mikuyana lecturer in the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Zimbabwe. She joined the University in 2000. Teaching, research and community engagement forms the core of her career


Email: makuyanaaby@gmail.com
Phone: +263 242 772683391
Publications:

1. Mbulayi, S.P & Makuyana, A. (2021). Social work research: implications for growth and development of the profession. In V. Mabvurira, A. Fahrudin & E. Mtetwa (Eds.). Professional social work in Zimbabwe, past present and the future (pp. 104-129). Harare: National Association of Social Workers of Zimbabwe.

2. Makuyana, A &Mbulayi, S.P. (2021). Social work practice with refugees: challenges and prospects. In V. Mabvurira, A. Fahrudin & E. Mtetwa (Eds.). Professional social work in Zimbabwe, past present and the future (pp. 69-87). Harare: National Association of Social Workers of Zimbabwe.

3. Makuyana, A., & Mbulayi, S. P. (2019). Beyond the enclave: expediting the challenges and prospects of young girls doing STEM subjects in public High Schools in rural Zimbabwe. Selected Papers For, 1.
4. Mushonga, L. T., Mbulayi, S. P., & Makuyana, A. (2018). Rethinking 4 th year social work internship in South Africa: challenges, implications and prospects.
5. Mbulayi, S. P., Makuyana, A., & Kang’ethe, S. M. (2021). Psychosocial impacts of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Zimbabwe: citizens’ perspective. Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 19(5-6), 565-583.
6. Makuyana, A., Mbulayi, S. P., & Kangethe, S. M. (2020). Psychosocial deficits underpinning child headed households (CHHs) in Mabvuku and Tafara suburbs of Harare, Zimbabwe. Children and Youth Services Review, 115, 105093.
7. Mbulayi, S. P., Makuyana, A., & Kang'ethe, S. M. (2020). Street vending motherhood: implications on childcare in Harare, Zimbabwe. Children and Youth Services Review, 119, 105581.
8. Mbulayi, S. P., & Makuyana, A. (2017). From a vision to action: making the National Drug Master Plan (s) work in South Africa. Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology, 8(2), 82-88.
9. Kang’ethe, S. M., & Makuyana, A. (2015). Re-Thinking and reconceptualising child care Institutionalisation in South Africa: Effects and Impacts on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs). Journal of Social Sciences, 42(1-2), 21-128.
10. Makuyana, A., & Kang’ethe, S. M. (2015). Exploring care and protection Offered to OVCs in Care Institutions with Examples from South Africa and Botswana. Journal of Social Sciences, 42(1-2), 105-112.
11. Kangethe, S.M. and Makuyana, A., (2014). Orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) care institutions: Exploring their possible damage to children in a few countries of the developing world. Journal of Social Sciences, 38(2), 117-124.









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