Christina Francesca Kourie

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+27 (0) 82 464 9535

Christina Francesca Kourie

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Christina Kourie is a speech pathology and audiology graduate from the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa, who is currently completing her Masters in Speech Pathology part-time through Wits. She works as an audiologist full time. Kourie completed her undergraduate research in the field of Health Communications and has since developed a keen interest in it. Advocating for the population suffering from endemic chronic diseases in South Africa, her current research project is entitled, “Lived experiences of patients with chronic disease comorbidity of HIV and TB in a South African context.” It is a qualitative study.  Kourie hopes that the results of this study may have implications for potential further research relating to larger studies on frameworks of care provision, and determinants of health; practice based on needs of patients obtaining care for multiple conditions; policy related to how care is implemented for people living with co-morbidity; and theory related to ways in which we understand the lived experience of co-morbidity. She hopes to complete her Masters degree and to obtain a doctorate degree in the years to come.