Name  Gillian Black   •   Nationality  Scottish
Qualifications  BSc (GU), PhD (CANTAB)
Contact Gillian  gill.black@livelihoods.org.za

Gill’s background is in biomedical science and she has many years of post-doctoral experience in tuberculosis research, having worked in Malawi and South Africa since 1997.

Since moving to Cape Town in 2002, Gill has initiated and managed several community engagement events with the goal of promoting public health and improving awareness about local biomedical research activities. Through working together with youth, community leaders and health supporters, Gill uses participatory methods to learn more about the diseases that affect South African communities and to gain a better understanding of the social and cultural factors that influence health care choices. Through discovering the most effective methods of communication within specific local contexts Gill aims to help reduce stigma, enhance local knowledge and skills, and facilitate the sustainability and success of biomedical research projects, including clinical trials.

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Name Rory Liedeman

Rory Liedeman is undertaking an M.Sc. in the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Western Cape. Rory’s field-based research in Delft and Imizamo Yethu looks beyond the business aspect of informal life and focuses on violence, xenophobia and community cohesion. Rory’s main role in the Delft Youth Theatre for Health project was as a cameraman, collecting video footage and photographs of workshops, rehearsals and performances.

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Name David Muller

David Muller is a renowned South African actor who has written, produced, directed and performed within South Africa and internationally, including Cameroon and United Arab Emirates. David has extensive experience in teaching sciences through the medium of theatre, and is of the opinion that edutainment plays a key role in community development by increasing knowledge, imagination and wisdom while uplifting participants to improve their quality of life.

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Name Tola Okunlola

Tola Okunlola is a social science researcher who generally assisted the Delft Youth Theatre for Health project as an intern at Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation. Tola has an M.Sc. in Social Development from the University of the Western Cape and has over 4 years experience of working in the field of Social Development.

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Name Stephanie Müller

Stephanie Müller assisted the Delft Youth Theatre for Health Project as an intern at Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation. Stephanie has a Master’s of Arts degree in Media Studies from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and has also undertaken an internet marketing course at UCT. Stephanie is currently a sub- editor for the Media24 magazine, Finweek.