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Health communication research
Start: 04/11/2022, 12:00
End: 04/11/2022, 13:30
Contact:Susan Lotz - 021 808 2167
Location: iThemba 2-lokaal/venue, Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management

​​Health communication research: The power of photo novels and vignettes

The Language Centre is hosting a health communication research talk where three dynamic researchers will discuss their latest research activities.

Health communication researchers Prof Carel Jansen (Research fellow, SU Language Centre) and Dr Burt Davis (Senior Lecturer, Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management, SU) will discuss their new study in which they test the effectiveness of a 'fotonovela', or photo novel, to communicate preventative health information about type 2 diabetes to the general public. In addition, Prof Elizabeth Lubinga (HOD, Department of Strategic Communication, University of Johannesburg) will share how using vignettes has helped to provoke mixed-gender cancer prevention discussion among university students.

The event will be held from 12:00 to 13:30 in the iThemba 2 venue on the first floor of the Africa Centre for HIV/Aids on the corner of Joubert and Banhoek Street, Stellenbosch. Contact Susan Lotz (021 808 2167) as soon as possible if you wish to attend the event, or for the link in order to join online.

  • Photo: Dr Burt Davis