A/Prof. Brian van Wyk
  • Position: Associate Professor
    Qualifications:  BSc (Hons) (Stellenbosch), 
    MSc Psychology (Stellenbosch), DPhil (Stellenbosch)
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    ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brian_Van_Wyk2

Brian van Wyk is a social psychologist with a passion for research methods. Prior to joining SOPH in January 2006, he was a chief researcher in the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Health research programme at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). He trained in health systems research at the South African Medical Research Council (MRC), and his current interests are in human resource management in health, socio-behavioural aspects of health and HIV and AIDS and community-based interventions.


Avong YK ,van Wyk B, Njab J, Abimiku AG, Ndembi N, Okuma J, Ogbanufe O, Ekong E, Dakum P & Blattner W. (2015). Adherence to anti-retroviral therapy in North Central Nigeria. Current HIV Research, 13(4), 268-278.

Davids A, Simbayi L & van Wyk B. (2015). Perceptions of HIV and sexual risk behaviours among community members in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Journal of Global Health Care Systems, 5(3). doi: http://www.jghcs.info/index.php/j/article/view/399

Larkan F, van Wyk B, Stevens P & Saris AJ (2015). Between the Clinic and the Community: Temporality and Patterns of ART Adherence in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. African Sociological Review, 19(2), 26-52.

Masquillier C, Wouters E, Mortelmans D & van Wyk B. (2015). On the road to HIV/AIDS competence in the household: building a health-enabling environment for people living with HIV/AIDS. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,12(3): 3264–3292. doi: 10.3390/ijerph120303264

Nduna T, Marais D & van Wyk B. (2015). An explorative qualitative study of experiences and challenges to exclusive breastfeeding among mothers in rural Zimbabwe. ICAN: Infant, Child & Adolescent Nutrition journal, 7(2). doi:10.1177/1941406414568562.

Caroline Masquillier, Edwin Wouters, Dimitri Mortelmans, Brian van Wyk, Harry Hausler, Wim Van Damme. HIV/AIDS Competent Households: Interaction between a Health-Enabling Environment and Community-Based Treatment Adherence Support for People Living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa. PLOS ONE | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0151379 March 10, 2016

Ferdinand C Mukumbang, Sara Van Belle, Bruno Marchal, Brian Van Wyk. Realist evaluation of the antiretroviral treatment adherence club programme in selected primary healthcare facilities in the metropolitan area of Western Cape Province, South Africa: a study protocol. BMJ Open 2016;6:e009977 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009977

Ferdinand C Mukumbang, Sara Van Belle, Bruno Marchal, Brian Van Wyk. Towards Developing an Initial Programme Theory: Programme Designers’ and Managers’ Assumptions on the Antiretroviral Treatment Adherence Club Programme in Primary Health Care Facilities in the Metropolitan Area of Western Cape Province, South Africa. PLoS ONE. 10.1371/journal.pone.0161790

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