Maboe Mokgobi currently is a lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at Monash South Africa (A campus of Monash University Australia). He represents the School of Health Sciences on Monash South Africa’s Board of Studies.
He was the first intern in the Psychology Resources Centre and while doing his internship in 1998, he served as a Research Assistant in the national project that was commissioned by the national Department of Health (South Africa). The study was conducted at some of the state clinics, hospitals and prisons and it looked at health-seeking behaviour of people presenting with sexually transmitted infections (STIs). He also served as an assistant coordinator and did needs assessment for the Phelophepa Health Train Project (University of the Western Cape chapter) that made stops in Upington, Postmasburg, Modderrivier and Douglas in the Northern Cape Province. He monitored and did programme evaluation for the projects that the Psychology Resources Centre (UWC) was undertaking in the Great Karoo region.
He was on the steering committee of the multidisciplinary research project at Vista University. The project looked at the quality of life for people living in Pimville (Soweto). He was also on the steering committee of the research project that looked at Orlando East (Soweto) residents’ perceptions of their local councillors and service delivery. This was a joint project between Vista University and the Joint Centre for Political and Economic Studies (Washington DC).
He briefly served on the steering committee of an international multidisciplinary research team called ‘Dialogues Across Cultures’. The team comprised of academics from Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.
He is currently studying towards the completion of a PhD in Psychology at UNISA. The title of his thesis is “Perceptions and Attitudes towards Traditional African Healing: Implications for Integration of Traditional African and Western Healthcare Models”. His research interests are mainly around issues to do with traditional African healing and Afro-centric psychology.