Ms N Morar

Neetha is the Senior Research Manager of the HIV Prevention Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council. She is a trained social worker with a Masters in Medical Science. Her research interests focuses on understanding the social context and acceptability of women initiated HIV prevention methods. She manages the Research and Community Engagement Department within all of the NIH-funded trials at the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) and non-NIH funded studies of the HPRU. She has experience in dissemination of research results to the communities and stakeholders for several microbicide clinical trials, where community members and trial participants were the voices of the research outcome. She is the PI for the Implementation and Evaluation of a Peer Education Programme in Communities and for the Nanofiber Fabric Pilot Study: Acceptability of a Multi-Prevention Technology (MPT) Delivery System. She has served on a number of committees such as the MRC/info4africa KZN Community Forum, MTN representative on HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) Community Partners group, MTN Working Group, and HVTN Southern Africa Social & Behavioural Working Group.