mphil fellow

Nomakhawuta Moshani


University of Cape Town

Nomakhawuta Moshani is an MPhil fellow from South Africa currently studying towards a Master of Philosophy in Public Mental Health with the University of Cape Town (UCT). She is being funded by the African Mental Health Research Initiative (AMARI). Noma holds an Honours degree in Psychology from UCT, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from UWC.

She has a special interest in the field of psychology and education. Over the years Noma has worked in the disability and education sector – supporting individuals in their quest for self-knowledge and development. Currently, she is in the sphere of leadership and self-development where she lectures leadership and self-development to university undergraduate students.  

Noma’s main research interest is in the area of the significance of father involvement, especially the relationship between father involvements in their children’s well-being emotionally and culturally. Her current research focus is on “Exploring the experiences and perceptions of young Xhosa men who transition from adolescence to manhood in the absence of father presence or involvement in Cape Town.”


Dr Claire van der Westhuizen, University of Cape Town

Dr Carrie Brooke-Sumner, University of Cape Town