Upon graduating as a clinical psychologist in 1987, Mohamed Seedat joined the Unisa Health Psychology Unit and was involved in programming and co-ordinating community-based interventions for the containment and prevention of injuries including a psycho-educational and counselling service for victims of violent trauma and other apartheid generated stressors in the Soweto Primary Health Care System. In 1993 he completed his doctorate and subsequently in 1994 he was appointed to the post of associate professor. In 1996 he assumed Headship of the Health Psychology Unit which was subsequently amalgamated with the Unisa Institute for Behavioural Sciences to form the Institute for Social and Health Sciences (ISHS), a WHO Collaborating Centre for Violence and Injury Prevention Research and Training. He has published in the areas of community psychology, racism, psychohistory and community development and is chief editor of the first South African community psychology text, “Theory, Practice and Methods in Community Psychology: South African and other Perspectives”.


Institute for Social and Health Sciences, University of South Africa (UNISA)