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Kim Jonas

Maastricht University, School of Public Health and Primary Care, Netherlands

Kim Jonas

Kim Jonas, BCM, MA
Research Fellow and PhD Student, Maastricht University, CAPHRI, Health Promotion, Maastricht, Netherlands
kim.jonas@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Kim Jonas was born in South Africa. She completed her undergraduate studies, BSc Complementary Health Sciences, and consequently completed her Bachelor of Complementary Medicine (BCM) from the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in 2009. She later pursued a master’s degree (MA) in Child and Family Studies from the same university. She then worked for Medical Research Council (MRC) of South Africa as a clinical research intern for 2 years and moved to the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) as a full-time researcher where she coordinated and managed various health research projects, such as the South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behaviour and Communication Survey, Improvement of Maternal and Child Morbidity and Mortality Surveillance System of South Africa, and the HIV and Substance Use Prevention for South African Youth and Families projects to name a few. She is currently a research fellow and a PhD student at Maastricht University, at the School for Public Health and Primary Care (CAPHRI). She is an enthusiastic young researcher who has her research interests centered on adolescent health, maternal and child healthcare, and healthcare systems. She is also interested on the use of e-Health technologies for improving access to and utilization of sexual and reproductive healthcare services in South Africa.

Publications

  • Priscilla Reddy, Khangelani Zuma, Olive Shisana, Kim Jonas, Ronel Sewpaul. Adult Tobacco Use Prevalence in South Africa: Results from the First South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. South African Medical Journal 2015; 105 (8): 648-655.
  • Kim Jonas, Pamela Naidoo, and Nicolette Roman, L.A. Saul, and G. Feixa, (2015). Predictors of quality of life enjoyment and satisfaction (Q-LES) among HIV positive individuals in South Africa (SA). Journal of Psychology in Africa, 25(2), 95-99.
  • Pamela Naidoo, Geri Donenberg, Alicia Davids, Kim Jonas, Redwaan Vermaak, Leickness Simbayi, Ashraf Kagee, Catherine Ward, and Erin Emersen. (2014). Exploring risk and protective mechanisms associated with HIV infection among adolescents in South Africa. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 24: 3, 232-240.

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