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UKZN sociologist nominated for Amazing Women International Award

UKZN Clinical Sociologist Professor Mariam Seedat-Khan was recently nominated for the My Pink Stilettos Amazing Women International Award that recognises women across the globe who are doing extraordinary things to uplift communities and improve society.

"Nominations and awards are humbling. They help me realise that we all have the ability to make a difference in the world. The nomination belongs to the women that came before me, those that walk next to me and those that have led the way under difficult circumstances," said Professor Seedat-Khan. "I think the Pink Stilettos Global Project promotes inclusivity and advocates women’s position around the world. Women must take the lead and stand up against injustice."

Professor Seedat-Khan was applauded by the committee for her work on the SMART (Simply Managing Academic Related Tasks) community engagement initiative. She developed teaching and learning interventions over a 10-year period, which resulted in an academic management tool that provides individuals with learning systems and techniques that can be utilised throughout their lives.

Professor Seedat-Khan tailor considers individual intelligence, attention span, input and output and learning style. She targets measurable outcomes that demand unique solutions for each learner.

She is one of only 40 certified Clinical Sociologists in the world, making her one of three on the African continent to be certified by the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS). With 20 years of teaching, training and research experience from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Johannesburg and the University of Witwatersrand, Professor Seedat-Khan remains passionate and committed to applied and clinical research processes that facilitate an intricate understanding of human relationships, neuroscientific responses and innovation in learning.

Trained in Toronto, Canada and South Africa, she travels extensively, albeit virtually of late, to keep updated on the current research, practices and innovation in the field of human and cognitive development. Her interest in human behaviour provides insight into performance within social, corporate and educational institutions.

For more information, please contact:

Professor Mariam Seedat-Khan
Senior Lecturer: Sociology
School of Social Sciences
College of Humanities
University of KwaZulu-Natal
(031) 260 1056
(083) 787 9495
[email protected]

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