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Olivia Precious Matshabane

Country (Nationality)

South Africa

Grantee Title

Genetic diseases, stigma

Grantee Description

Dr. Olivia Matshabane is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is trained in psychology and ethics of African genomics. Her past work focused on exploring how a genetic attribution to disease relates to the stigma experiences of South African Xhosa people with schizophrenia. Her current research focuses on questions around feedback of incidental findings in the context of neurogenetics research. Dr. Matshabane received her PhD in Medicine from the University of Cape Town, her Masters from the Stellenbosch University, and her bachelors from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.