Professor Geoff Setswe is a Deputy Executive Director in the HIV/AIDS, STI & TB Programme. He holds a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from the University of Limpopo, and obtained a Masters of Public Health (MPH) from Temple University in Philadelphia, USA (1998). His doctorate focused on behavioural interventions for reducing HIV risk among employees.
The study provides policy makers and implementers with evidence of behavioural interventions that work to reduce HIV risk among employees in various workplaces.
He worked for the HSRC as Chief Research Specialist and Research Director from 2006 to 2010. Before rejoining the HSRC in December 2013, he was a Professor of public health at Monash University, Australia and founding Head of the School of Health Sciences at Monash South Africa from 2010 to 2013.
Prof. Setswe is an expert on the social aspects of HIV and AIDS and on the development of research programs to reduce HIV transmission and the impact of AIDS. He has been principal investigator on more than 12 research projects in HIV/AIDS and public health in the past 8 years. His research interests are in the behavioural and social aspects of HIV/AIDS/TB/STI, AIDS/TB policy, epidemiology and general public health issues where he has almost 90 publications (50 journal articles, eight books/book chapters and 31 technical reports) and more than 60 conference presentations.