2. Universities - child protection and wellbeing

Posted: Tue May, 2019

This page lists the profiles of university members who challenging other forms of abuse against children or working on child protection and wellbeing 

Clement Nkosinathi Dlamini
University of Eswatini (formerly University of Swaziland), Swaziland
Faculty of Social Sciences

Clement Nkosinathi Dlamini is currently the Director of the Centre for Community Services at the University of Eswatini (UNESWA - formerly known as University of Swaziland). He is a member of the teaching staff in the Department of Sociology and Social Work in the same university. Clement participates in Qualitative Social Research, Child Protection, Community Resilience, Social Theory and Social Policy. He is a proud contributor of “Smart Risks: How small grants are helping to solve some of the world's biggest problems,” a book that explores how responsive grant making - focused on grassroots wisdom and close connections - can make a lasting impact in the Global South.

Philip Onyekachukwu Egbule
College of Education, Agbor, Nigeria
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

I am Mr. Egbule Philip Onyekachukwu, lecturer, Department of Social Studies, College of Education, Agbor, Nigeria. I hold B.Sc (Ed) and M.Sc (Ed) (Social Studies). I am a Nigerian. I began my lecturing and researching career in 2013. My areas of research interest includeglobalization studies, African culture and development, issues on nation building, national development and human capital development in Nigeria, as well as social problems. I am a member of few learned societies/professional associations. I have published 40 scholarly articles and presented research findings in local and international conferences/workshops in my area of interest. I have also contributed eleven chapters in textbooks. In addition, I have published one co-edited textbook, titled: “Nigerian Peoples, Cultures and Government” (2018), and co-authored another, titled: Globalization and the Crisis of Nation Building in Nigeria” (2017). I am endowed with a pleasant personality and capability to cope and work effectively in multi-cultural environments.

Franziska Meinck
University of Edinburgh, UK
School of Social and Political Sciences

Franziska is a Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Edinburgh School of Social and Political Science and an Honorary Professor at North-West University in South Africa. Her research is based predominantly in South Africa and focuses on risk and protective factors for child abuse victimisation, development and testing of child abuse prevention interventions, validation of child abuse measures for large scale surveys and intervention studies, and on intergenerational violence transmission. She holds a BA in Social Work from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy), an MSc in Evidence-Based Social Interventions and a DPhil in Social Interventions from the University of Oxford.

Aventura Social Project
University of Lisbon, Portugal
Faculty of Human Kinetics

Coordinated by Professor Margarida Gaspar de Matos, the Aventura Social Project has been developing several investigations in the field of health promotion and social behavior. The Social Adventure Project began in 1987, under what was then called the Center for Studies of Social Behavior at the Faculty of Human Kinetics, Technical University of Lisbon.