Dr Liezille Jacobs, Rhodes University

Dr Liezille Jacobs is an academic psychologist with a PhD from the University of Stellenbosch (2010). Her research interests represent intersections between gender, class, race, identity, and sexuality, especially as it pertains to addiction. This includes, more recently, an interest in the blurred boundaries of social identities within cyberpsychology; investigating the relationship between humans and technology. Jacobs is a National Institute on Drug Abuse Award recipient and she served as the Chairperson of the National Department of Health’s Alcohol Guidelines. Dr Jacobs completed an Erasmus Mundus Research Fellowship in Epidemiology and Social Medicine at the University of Antwerp, Belgium in 2016 to 2017.