Social Work
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Doctor Abigail Ornellas


Bachelor (Social Work) [Stellenbosch University]

MA (Social Work) [Stellenbosch University] (Cum Laude)

PhD (Social Work) [Stellenbosch University]

Practice experience

Supervisor of social work students, consultancy fieldwork with Department of Social Development and international groups

 Academic teaching


Practice education supervisor (Stellenbosch University)

Co-supervision of international Masters's student research

Guest lectures in Laurea University,  Hyvinka, Finland; ISCTE University,  Lisbon, Portugal; Coventry University,  United Kingdom; Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Fields of research specialisation


Social Policy

Social development

Civil society development

Mental health

Social protection

Child wellbeing