Dr Roisin Drysdale


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After completing a BA (Hons) in Geography at the University of Plymouth (UK), Dr Drysdale  then moved to South Africa to pursue a Masters Degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. It was during this period, in 2014, that she started working for the CRH as a research assistant on the following projects: Transformation in Medical Education (TiME), Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS), Grownut, and Fit for Purpose. She has since moved on to complete a PhD looking at how climatic variations impact household food security and child nutrition, with a specific focus on the KZN drought in 2016.

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Drysdale, R. Moshabela, M. & Bob, U. 2019. Food security in the District of iLembe, 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