Vaughan Dutton
Vaughan Dutton is a chartered research psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, with 18 years’ social research experience gained at senior levels in commercial, government and academic contexts. He has taught social research methods, social theory and psychological theory at a number of universities in South Africa and the UK. Currently a consultant, he is also completing a doctorate in psychotherapy. He studied research psychology (applied social research) in South Africa, and holds a research doctorate from the University of Oxford.
How governments influence mental health

How governments influence mental health

Sub-Saharan Africa: mental health This paper sets out to investigate mental health disorders in sub-Saharan Africa, and the extent to which they are influenced by various aspects of the government or state. Mental health disorders, in this context, are classed the...

A material difference

A material difference

  Entrenched family values and practices appear to play an important role in perpetuating gender inequalities in sub-Saharan Africa Being a woman in Africa means being exposed to a range of prejudices and biases that are encoded in institutions, discourses and...

Big cities are changing how Africans live

Big cities are changing how Africans live

Big cities appear to have a positive impact on food security and access to drinking water, but they also have a reconfiguring effect on families African cities are on the rise, and the impact of these is only starting to be understood. While many penetrating insights...

How long is too long?

How long is too long?

Data analysis shows that the longer current heads of state rule, the higher the levels of corruption and the more extensive their powers become It is, unfortunately, not unusual to hear of a head of state staying in power beyond the constitutionally prescribed term,...

Vaughan Dutton
Vaughan Dutton is a chartered research psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, with 18 years’ social research experience gained at senior levels in commercial, government and academic contexts. He has taught social research methods, social theory and psychological theory at a number of universities in South Africa and the UK. Currently a consultant, he is also completing a doctorate in psychotherapy. He studied research psychology (applied social research) in South Africa, and holds a research doctorate from the University of Oxford.
A material difference

A material difference

  Entrenched family values and practices appear to play an important role in perpetuating gender inequalities in sub-Saharan Africa Being a woman in Africa means being exposed to a range of prejudices and biases that are encoded in institutions, discourses and...

Big cities are changing how Africans live

Big cities are changing how Africans live

Big cities appear to have a positive impact on food security and access to drinking water, but they also have a reconfiguring effect on families African cities are on the rise, and the impact of these is only starting to be understood. While many penetrating insights...

How long is too long?

How long is too long?

Data analysis shows that the longer current heads of state rule, the higher the levels of corruption and the more extensive their powers become It is, unfortunately, not unusual to hear of a head of state staying in power beyond the constitutionally prescribed term,...