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Dr Ignatius Gutsa

Research Fellow

Dr. Ignatius Gutsa returns to the Institute as a Research Fellow. Prior to this he was an Academic Visitor at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing  as a recipient of The Africa Oxford Initiative  (AfOx) collaborative catalyst grant.

Dr. Ignatius Gutsa is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Community and Social Development at the University of Zimbabwe and a Research Associate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pretoria. Ignatius holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. From the University of Zimbabwe he holds an M.Sc in Sociology and Social Anthropology Degree and a B.Sc (Hons) Sociology Degree.

Ignatius has extensively researched, published journal articles, book chapters, policy briefs as well as presented papers at international conferences on the situation of the older adults in Zimbabwe. His current research is on the older adults' experiences with care giving, systems of care, sexual and reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, climate change and livelihoods.