Dr Candice Chetty-Makkan PhD

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Dr Candice Chetty-Makkan PhD

SANTHE Collaborative Grant Awardee

Candice Chetty has a PhD in Research Psychology. Her key areas of focus include: Adolescent trials, HIV and TB prevention programmes, socio-behavioural and studies on medical male circumcision. She has a wealth of experience in scientific research development, quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis and is both an author and co-author of numerous publications. She is also a mentor for the HIV Vaccine Trials  Network (HVTN) Research and Mentorship Programme (RAMP) Mentorship Programme and supervises both local and international students. Chetty-Makkan is interested in understanding the behaviour of adolescents and would like to explore the development on an incentivised mobile strategy to improve adolescents and young adults’ uptake to HIV testing services. In addition, she would like to evaluate adolescent preparedness for HIV prevention trials. Data obtained from these proposed studies will increase knowledge base to inform future HIV prevention trials involving adolescents and potentially encourage adolescents to access HIV testing services.