Senior LecturerLocation: BLOCK 230 Room 222
Dr Poloko Nuggert Ntshwarang is a Senior Lecturer and Fieldwork Coordinator in the department of Social Work at the University of Botswana. She holds a PhD in Social Work from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She completed her Masters of Social Work degree (measuring in health) from the University of Utah, U. S.A. She also has a Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Botswana. Dr Ntshwarang has worked in the health services as a hospital Social Worker and a Refugee Health Program Social Welfare officer at Botswana Red Cross Society before joining the University of Botswana. Her responsibilities within the University include research, teaching, and community service. She has served in several research studies, including the Rapid assessment Survey of HIV and AIDS Prevention Knowledge among adolescents aged 10-18 in Botswana, the Baseline study on child protection in Botswana as well as the University of Botswana Research and Activism Project focusing on young women. She serves in the community by providing social work related services to individuals, families and agencies. She also participates in local, regional and international conferences.
Dr Ntshwarang teaches in the following areas of social work: Families and Children, Health Services, Probation and facilitates a First Year Learning Experience Seminar to orient students to the university setting.
Dr Ntshwarang is interested in Parenting issues, Child Protection, Family and children’s well-being, Health and Gender issues. She is currently focusing on factors that influence parenting practices and their effects on children with the ultimate goal to develop effective support systems for families to prevent child abuse.
Dr Ntshwarang supervises undergraduate and graduate research work in various social work areas more especially research that focuses on Health, Families and Children.