Dr Melinda du Toit is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow with the SARCHI Chair in Welfare and Social Development based at the Centre for Social Development in Africa. Melinda describes herself as a community psychologist at heart. She completed her Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts Honours and Masters in Psychology at the University of Pretoria. She then went on to complete her joint PhD in Psychology at KU-Leuven, Belgium and North-West University.
Her Post-doctoral Research will focus on why certain individuals in seemingly challenging situations succeed in securing a livelihood in order to identify ways to transfer this knowledge to other people.