Full name: Angelina Maphula

Designation: Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BA Degree(Vista University), Honours in Psychology (Univen), MA Soc Science in Clinical Psychology (North-West University, Mafikeng Campus) PhD in Psychology (Univen)
Email address: angelina.maphula@univen.ac.za
Office No: office 09- Faculty of Human and Social Sciences Building



Dr Angelina Maphula is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology. She has worked for over 11 years in the higher education sector. She specialises in Clinical Psychology and has been registered with HPCSA since 2006. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed and accredited journals. Among her recent publications are:

1. Ruan-Iu, L., Pendergast, L.L., Rasheed, M., Tofail, F., Svensen, E., Maphula, A., Roshan, R., Nahar, B., Shrestha, R., Williams, B. and Schaefer, B.A., 2020. Assessing early childhood fluid reasoning in low-and middle-income nations: validity of the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence across seven MAL-ED sites. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment38(2), pp.256-262.

2. Scharf, R.J., Rogawski, E.T., Murray‐Kolb, L.E., Maphula, A., Svensen, E., Tofail, F., Rasheed, M., Abreu, C., Vasquez, A.O., Shrestha, R. and Pendergast, L., 2018. Early childhood growth and cognitive outcomes: Findings from the MAL‐ED study. Maternal & child nutrition14(3), p.e12584.

3. Maphula, A. and Mudhovozi, P., 2012. Suicide ideation: A study of secondary school learners in Limpopo province, South Africa. African Journal for Physical Health Education, Recreation and Dance18(sup-3), pp.104-116.

She has co-authored a book chapter as follows:

Scharf, R. J., Maphula, A., Pullen, P. C., Shrestha, R., Matherne, G. P., Roshan, R., & Koshy, B. (2017). Global disability: empowering children of all abilities. Pediatric Clinics64(4), 769-784.

She has supervised Honours, Masters and PhD students. Dr Maphula is the Vice Chairperson of the Division for Research and Methodology Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) and was an executive member from 2019, a member of Human and Clinical Trails Research Ethics Committee in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Venda, contributes to clinical supervision of students in training. She serves as an external examiner for various universities nationally and internationally, a reviewer for different journal houses. She is a renowned presenter both in the research fraternity and the community through research and SABC radio talk expert presentations on social, health and life skills related topics.

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LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/angelina-maphula-16486037

Orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8208-6618

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