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Siwe Toto is Deputy Course Convenor of two undergraduate public health course within the School of Public Health and Family Medicine. He is currently pursuing an MSc in Occupational Therapy at UCT. Siwe's thesis explores occupations (things that people do every day) that promote self-healing, health and wellbeing in South Africa. Having studied at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at UCT and having worked in different departments at UCT, Siwe understands the landscape that many students and staff experience, particularly experiences of otherness, marginalisation and exploitation. These ultimately lead to ill-health and disease.  He hopes that his research and practice can help students and staff who experience social injustice on a daily basis, to heal, to live more healthily and experience good wellbeing.

Siwe Toto


Kirsty Brittain is a Research Officer and PhD student in the Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. Her research interests include psychosocial aspects of maternal, child and adolescent health, including adherence and engagement in HIV care, behavioural risk factors, and mental health problems. Her current work focusses on pregnant and postpartum women living with HIV, with a particular emphasis on HIV-status disclosure and experiences of stigma. She teaches Introduction to Epidemiology as part of the Master of Public Health programme.



Kirsty Brittain


Terms of Reference

Health Sciences Students' Council Sensitisation Booklet 2019

Mental Health Working Group Report 2019