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Name: Tina Uys
Location: C Ring 631 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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About Prof Tina Uys


Tina Uys is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg (South Africa) and served as Head of Department for 15 years. She is a Certified Clinical Sociologist at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology. During 2013 she was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at George Washington University in Washington, DC and at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a past Vice-President of the International Sociological Association (ISA), past President of ISA’s Clinical Sociology and Social Psychology divisions, and a past President of the South African Sociological Association. She is an Advisory Board Member of Whistleblowing Canada Research Society. Tina is the author or editor of more than 50 publications. Her latest publication is Clinical Sociology for Southern Africa (2020), co-edited with Jan Marie Fritz. She is rated as an Internationally Recognised Researcher (B3) by the South African National Research Foundation. She specialises in clinical sociology with a particular focus on advancing the sociological understanding of whistleblowing.


  • D Litt et Phil in Sociology, RAU,
  • Diploma in Datametrics, Unisa
  • MA Sociology, RAU
  • BA.Hons Sociology, RAU
  • BA Communication, RAU

Research interests

  • Clinical sociology focusing on whistleblowing
  • Corruption
  • Contested identities in student communities
  • South African sociology.

Selected publications

Uys, T. & Fritz, J. (editors) 2020. Clinical Sociology for Southern Africa. Cape Town: Juta.

Uys, T. 2019. “Whistleblowing and Social Justice: The Influence of Ubuntu on Whistleblowing Intentions.” In Sociology and Social Justice edited by Margaret Abraham. London: Sage.

Uys, T. and Smit, R. 2016. “Resilience and whistleblowers: Coping with the consequences”.South African Review of Sociology, 47(4): 60-79.

Vanderkerkhove, W., Uys, T., Rehg, M. and Brown, A.J. 2014. “Understandings of whistleblowing: Dilemmas of societal culture”. In Brown, A.J., Lewis, D., Moberly, R.E., and Vanderkerkhove, W. (eds.). International handbook on whistleblowing research. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Uys, T. 2014. “Riding off into the sunset? Establishing an inclusive post-apartheid South African community”. In Fritz, J.M. and Rheaume, J. (eds.). Community intervention: Clinical sociology perspective. New York: Springer.

Uys, T & Patel, S (eds). 2012. Exclusion, Social Capital and Citizenship: Contested Transitions in South Africa and India. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan.