Dr Merridy Grant

SMhINT Community Component Lead

Merridy Grant is a social scientist with a Master’s Degree in Research Psychology, and has experience in coordinating research in the context of the South African health system, including maternal and child health, community health and mental health care. Merridy has several years of experience in the design, implementation and analysis of qualitative research, and has a particular interest in participatory methodologies.

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Durrheim, K., Boettiger, M., Essack, Z., Maarschalk, S., & Ranchod, C. (2007).
The Colour of Success: A discursive exploration of black academics’ experiences of affirmative action. Transformation, 64, 112-139.

Boettiger, M. Presenter: The state of the art: A critical reflection on participatory research methodology and the voices of children and youth, ICYR Net Conference, Child and Youth Research in the 21st Century: A Critical Appraisal, Cyprus, May 2008.

Van der Riet, M. & Boettiger, M. (2009). Shifting research dynamics: Addressing power and maximising participation through participatory research techniques in participatory research. South African Journal of Psychology, 39 (11).

Van Rooyen, H. Richter, L., Coates, T. & Boettiger, M. (2009). Approaches to HIV Counselling and Testing: Strengths and Weaknesses, and Challenges for the Way Forward. In P. Rohleder, L. Swartz, S. Kalichman (Eds,), HIV/AIDS in South Africa 25 Years On. New York: Springer

McGrath, N., Hosegood, V., Chirowodza, A., Joseph, P., Darbes, L., Boettiger, M. & Van Rooyen, H. (2010). Recruiting heterosexual couples from the general population for studies in rural South Africa – challenges and lessons (Project Accept, HPTN 043). South African Medical Journal. 100(10):658-660.

Grant, M. Haskins, L. Gaede, B. & Horwood, C. (2013). ) Bridging the gap: exploring the attitudes and beliefs of nurses and patients about coexisting traditional and biomedical healthcare systems in a rural setting in KwaZulu-Natal. South African Family Practice, 55 (10), 175-179.

Haskins, J.L.M., Phakathi, S., Grant, M. and Horwood, C.M. (2014). Attitudes of nurse towards patient care at a rural district hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery 16 (1): 32-44.

Orne-Gliemann, J., Zuma, T., Chikovore, J., Gillespie,N., Grant,M., Iwuji, C., Larmarange, J., McGrath,N., Lert,F., Imrie, J., TasP Study Group. (2016). Community perceptions of repeat HIV-testing: experiences of the ANRS 12249 Treatment as Prevention trial in rural South Africa. AIDS Care 28 (3), 14-23.

Haskins, L., Phakathi, S., Grant, M., Mntambo, N., Wilford, A., and Horwood, C. (2016). Fragmentation of maternal, child and HIV services: A missed opportunity to provide comprehensive care. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine, 8, dec. 2016. Available at: . Date accessed: 06 Jan. 2017.

Haskins, L., Grant, M., Phakathi, S., & Horwood, C. (2017) Factors influencing recruitment and retention of professional nurses, doctors and allied health professionals in rural hospitals in KwaZulu Natal. Health SA Gesondheid 22,174-183.

Grant, M., Wilford, A., Haskins, L., Phakathi, S., Mntambo, N. and Horwood, C. (2017). Trust of community health workers influences the acceptance of community-based maternal and child health services African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine

Haskins, L., Grant, M., Phakathi, S., Wilford, A., Jama, N., and Horwood, C. (2017). Insights into healthcare seeking behavior for children in communities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine