Associate Professor Adele Marais

Associate Professor

MA Cum Laude (Clinical Psychology) (US), Ph.D. (UCT)


  • Associate Professor
  • Senior Clinical Psychologist on Joint Appointment at Groote Schuur Hospital
  • Division of Neuropsychiatry

Research & clinical areas:

  • Gender-based violence/ Intimate partner violence (IPV)
  • Transgender and gender diversity
  • Gender-affirming healthcare
  • Intersection of HIV and IPV
  • HIV Psychology
  • Masculinity and HIV disclosure

Current projects:

Multiple Principal Investigator (MPI) on R21 NIMH study:

‘A Longitudinal Mixed-Methods Investigation of Masculinity, Stigma, and Disclosure on Men's ART Initiation in South Africa’.

Co-investigator on R01 NIMH study:

‘A randomized trial of ImpACT+, a coping intervention to improve clinical and mental health outcomes among HIV-infected women with sexual trauma in South Africa. The goal of this study is to compare the effects of ImpACT+, a coping intervention for trauma in women, to a problem-solving intervention both delivered by paraprofessionals on clinical and mental health outcomes’.

Scopus author ID: 57224531371