The Centre for Social Science Research congratulates Beth Vale, who won a Rhodes scholarship last week. Beth is a Master's student in the AIDS and Society Research Unit. Her MA thesis focuses on understandings of care among a group of community health workers.
From September 2012, Beth will begin a D.Phil in Social Intervention at Oxford University. She will be co-supervised by Dr Lucie Cluver, principle investigator in the department of Social Policy and Intervention, and Dr Jonny Steinberg, departmental lecturer in the African Studies Centre. Beth's doctoral thesis will be a qualitative study exploring how AIDS-effected families respond to primary healthcare services, with an aim to inform social policy and intervention in South Africa.