Short CV/Education and training


  • 2003 – 2004
    MSc Social Policy, Oxford University

  • 2001 – 2003
    MScDipSW Applied Social Studies and Social Work, Oxford University

  • 1998 – 2001
    MA Classics, University of Cambridge

Research posts:

  • 2004 – 2007
    Oxford University, D.Phil (PhD) Studentship, Economic and Social Research Council (UK)

  • 2007
    Columbia University, Academic Visitor, HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies

  • 2007 – 2009
    Oxford University, Departmental Lecturer, Post-Doctoral HIV/AIDS Fellow, Centre for Evidence-Based Social Intervention, Dept of Social Policy & Social Work

  • since 2009
    University of Cape Town, Honorary Lecturer, Division of Neuropsychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health

  • 2009 – 2015
    Oxford University: Associate Professor, Governing Body Fellow of Wolfson College Centre for Evidence-Based Social Intervention, Dept of Social Policy & Intervention

  • since 2015
    Oxford University: Professor in Child and Family Social Work Governing Body Fellow of Wolfson College Centre for Evidence-Based Social Intervention, Dept of Social Policy & Intervention

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • Preventing Abuse of Children Affected by AIDS in Southern Africa: a cluster randomised trial of the Sinovuyo Teen parenting programme, part of 'Parenting for Lifelong Health' with WHO and UNICEF

  • Pathways to Survival – Mzantsi Wakho – a study of ART adherence amongst HIV+ adolescents in South Africa

  • The Young Carers Study – a national longitudinal study of adolescents in South Africa

Media coverage

  • Daily Nation (Kenya): 2013:

  • Times live (South Africa) 2013:

  • E-News Channel Africa (Africa)

  • Google News (international) 2013:

  • Business Day Live (South Africa) 2013:

  • Independent Online (South Africa) 2013

  • The Sowetan (2013)

  • Malaysian Insider (2013)

  • Modern Ghana News (Ghana) 2013

  • Naharnet (Lebanon) 2013:

  • Global Post (USA) 2013:

  • The Malay Mail Online (Malaysia) 2013:

  • The Nation (Sri Lanka) 2013:

  • BBC News (UK) 2013:

  • Med India (India) 2013:

  • The Gleaner (Jamaica) 2013:

  • Drum (South Africa) 2013:

    Nigeria Daily News (Nigeria) 2013:

  • Wararka (Somalia) 2013:

  • France 24 (France) 2013:

  • MSN News (New Zealand) 2013:

  • News China (China) 2013:

  • The Saturday Star (South Africa)

  • The Cape Argus (South Africa) 2013:

  • Suedostschweiz (Austria) 2013:

  • Guardian (UK) 22/5/2010: South Africa's children caring for parents with AIDS.

    Mail and Guardian. 25/5/2010. ‘Telling secrets’

  • Saturday Star: 3/6/2010. A burden too heavy for a child. or

  • Science Daily 1/12/2011: The hidden impact of AIDS on South African Children

  • 1/12/2011: The hidden impact of aids on South African children:$21386008$365399.htm

  • eScience News: The hidden impact of aids on South African children:

  • Destination Sante: SIDA : le front recule, la guerre continue.

  • The Medical News: Children who care for parents with AIDS have higher level of mental illness

  • Inter Press News Agency ‘Trauma of children caring for HIV-positive parents’

  • Saturday Star (SA) 20/08/2011 ‘The scars of a tortured generation’

  • OVC bulletin 1/12/2012

  • The Mail and Guardian 18/6/2013

Television and radio interviews and educational podcasts:

  • BBC Women's Hour (2013)

  • Zambia Children's Radio (Zambia) 2013: East Coast Radio (South Africa) 2013:

  • Voice of America (US) 2013:

  • Radio Islam (South Africa) 2013

  • Talk Radio 702 (South Africa) 2013

  • Channel Africa (Regional) 2013

  • 567 Cape Talk Radio (South Africa) 2013

  • News 24 (South Africa, television)

    BBC World Service Health Check, BBC Radio 4, SABC Women’s Hour, Voice of America

    12,010 views: Voice of America Special Health Report:

    585 views: Rafiki.vids on stigma, children and HIV

    391 views: Presentation to SADC:

  • webinar series:

  • The Communication Initiative Network:

  • Keeping Children Safe Report:

  • The South African Magazine

Additional qualifications

  • Professor Cluver works closely with the South African government, USAID-PEPFAR, UNICEF, Save the Children and the World Health Organisation on research to improve the health of AIDS-affected children in Southern Africa. She works with an incredible team of postdoctoral and doctoral students and volunteers, without whom nothing would be achieved!


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