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Prof. Zitha Mokomane
Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES)

Dr Zitha Mokomane is a senior research specialist in the Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation programme. She holds an MA and PhD in demography, both at the Australian National University.

Before joining the HSRC in April 2001, she was a senior lecturer in the Department of Population Studies at the University of Botswana. She has also consulted for a number of governments and national and international organisations on various social and demographic issues.

Her areas of research interest include: work-family interface, social policy analysis (with special emphasis on social protection), family demography, and HIV and AIDS operations and evaluation research.

Dr Mokomane's publication record spans the authoring and co-authoring of more than 30 journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations. Her most recent work, published in Child & Family Social Work, investigated the trends and patterns of adoption in South Africa.