The Centre for Rural Health is proud to announce that former Research Assistant, Roisin Drysdale has now earned the title Dr Drysdale on the completion of her PHD and is now operating as a Postdoctoral Fellow for the CRH.
Dr Drysdale’s journey with the CRH began in 2014 as a research assistant on the following projects: Transformation in Medical Education (TiME), Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS), Grownut, and Fit for Purpose. Prior to this, she had completed a BA (Hons) in Geography at the University of Plymouth (UK) and then moved to South Africa to pursue a master’s degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Her doctoral thesis looked at how climatic variations impact household food security and child nutrition, with a specific focus on the KZN drought in 2016 under the supervision of the Dean of Nursing and Public Health, Prof. Moshabela, and the Dean of Research, Prof. Urmilla Bob.
Drysdale, R. Moshabela, M. & Bob, U. 2019. Food security in the District of iLemebe, KwaZulu-Natal: A comparison of coping strategies between urban and rural households. Ecology of Food and Nutrition. DOI: 10.1080/03670244.2019.1602528
Drysdale, R. Moshabela, M. & Bob, U. 2019. Adapting the Coping Strategies Index to measure food insecurity in the rural district of iLembe, South Africa. Food, Culture and Society. Vol.22 (1), 95-110. DOI: 10.1080/15528014.2018.1547067