Team

Peter Cooper is co-Director of the Mikhulu Trust. He is Professor of Psychopathology at the University of Reading in the UK and holds Honorary Professorships at both Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town. He has extensive experience of carrying out research on the development and evaluation of intervention programmes, including ones concerning parenting. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.

 

Lynne Murray is co-Director of the Mikhulu Trust. She is Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Reading in the UK and hold s Honorary Professorships at both Stellenbosch University and the University of Cape Town. She is an international expert on early child development and, in addition to her prolific academic output, she has published two popular books for parents, ‘The Social Baby’, and “The Psychology of Babies”. Lynne is a Fellow of the British Academy.

 

David Jeffery is the Director of Operations and Training for the Mikhulu Trust, and contributes a varied experience in adult education. He is responsible for the management of the South African office, as well as coordinating the training of organisations internationally. He completed a masters degree in Comparative and International Education at Oxford University as a Chevening Scholar.

 

Vuyokazi Nyokana delivers the training programmes within South Africa. She has experience in training and supporting parents and crèche workers, and contributes to the ongoing development of the training material.

 

Peter and Lynne are joined on the South African board by Dr. Mamphela Ramphele,  Prof Mark Tomlinson,  Mdebuka Mthwazi, and John Smelcer.  In the UK, Peter and Lynne are assisted by three Trustees: Cathy Creswell, Nova Robinson, and Nicholas Dowdall.

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