‘This book will be of great value to health practitioners and policy-makers, researchers
and students. Chapters showcase a range of theoretical approaches to health
communication skilfully linked by the editors’ Introductory and Concluding chapters.
Together they provide the basis for a theoretical toolkit for the development of
actionable understandings of the processes through which abstract scientific
knowledge is communicated to real people in real contexts – and the social and
psychological factors that mediate the success of a communication.
It presents a compelling vision of an approach that is deeply rooted in African
— Catherine Campbell, Emeritus Professor of Social Psychology, Department
of Psychological and Behavioural Science, London School of Economics and
Political Science, UK
Bankole Falade is a research fellow with the South African Research Chair in
Science Communication, Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Visiting
Fellow, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Sciences, London School of
Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom. His research interests are in
science and health communication.
Mercy Murire is a Senior researcher at the Wits Reproductive Health Institute
(WRHI) and a researcher at University of Witwatersrand with the school of clinical
medicine. Her research interests are in psychology and public health focusing on
the intersections between sexual and reproductive health (SRH), mental health,
sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV prevention, HIV stigma, contraceptives,
and gender-based violence in adolescent girls and young women.