SENIOR LECTURER
CENTRE FOR COMMUNICATION , MEDIA AND SOCIETY (CCMS)
Eliza Govender (PhD) is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS), University of KwaZulu-Natal. She teaches research methodology and social change and health communication. Her research interests include entertainment education, social and behavioural change communication and participatory methodologies to HIV prevention and implementation science research. Her specific interests centres on the use of a participatory action research approach (PAR) to explore HIV prevention strategies among adolescent girls and women. Govender is recipient of the Thuthuka grant that explores user Readiness for oral Pre-exposure Prophylaxis: Strengthening HIV prevention efforts in the high HIV disease burden district of Umgungundlovu, KwaZulu-Natal. She has also been guest editor for two special editions of the African Communication Research journals in HIV Communication in Africa (2010) and Entertainment Education in Africa (2014) and is on the Editorial Board for journal, Communicare.