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Dr Judith Gomersall
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Judith Streak (nee Gomersall) studied history and economics at the Univesity of Natal, completed a Masters degree in Economics in 1995 (University of the Witwatersrand South Africa) and a PhD in Public Management and Development in 2011 (University of Stellenbosch South Africa). Her doctoral reserach, titled "Child poverty and the perfromance of the child support grant in South Africa" focused on the extent and nature of child poverty in South Africa and the role of income support in addressing it. Judith taught in the School of Economics at Rhodes University and the University of Cape Town. She then worked as Senior Researcher in the Children's Budget Unit, at the Institute of Democracy in South Africa where she undertook research, capacity building and advocacy aimed at advancing child socioeconomic rights. Judith then moved to the Human Sciences Research Council where she worked as a Research Manager in the Child Youth Family & Social Development Programme focusing on research and advocacy relating to child poverty reduction and child rights promotion. In 2009 Judith moved from Cape Town South Africa to Adelaide South Australia where she now works as a Research Fellow in the School of Translational Science and Joanna Briggs Institute at the University of Adelaide. Here her responsibilities include: managing resource development for the Rehabiliation Node of the JBI COnNECT+ online tool for promoting evidence based health practice, supervising Master of Clinical Science students who are undertaking systematic reviews and developing and promoting the JBI method for synthesis of evidence on cost effectiveness.
BA (Economics & History), Hons (History), Hons (Economics), MComm (Economics) PhD (Public Management and Development)
Systematic review methodolgy; Development Economics; Budget Monitoring as a tool to promote child rights; Audit as a tool to advance evidence based health and welfare practice.
Child poverty profiling with the focus on poverty in South Africa; design and implementation of income support for poor children; methods for synthesizing evidence to support evidence based policy and practice with a focus on evdience of cost effectiveness.
Streak J. The performance of the South African Child Support Grant: Review. Development Southern Africa. 2013. Forthcoming.
Streak J, Yu D, & Van der Berg S. Measuring child poverty in South Africa: Sensitivity to the choice of Adult Equivalence Scale and an updated profile. Social Indicators Research, 2009; vol.94(2):183-201.
Streak J. The GEAR legacy: Did GEAR fail or move South Africa forward in development? Development Southern Africa. 2004;vol.21(2).
Streak J. The counter-counterrevolution in development theory on the role of the state in development. Development Southern Africa. 1997;vol14(3).
Streak J, & Dinkleman T. The determinants of foreign direct investment and South Africa's Industrial Development Strategy. Transformation. 1999;no.4.
Streak J. Cocoa production in the Indian Ocean Rim Region. South African Journal of Economic History. 1996;March.
Dawes A, Streak J, Levine S, & Ewing D. Child agricultural work in South Africa: A contested space. In Childhood poverty: Multidiciplinary approaches. Edited by Jo Boyden and Michael Bourdillon. 2012; Studies on Children in Development Series Pulgrave Macmillan.
Biersteker L, Streak J, & Gwele M. Toward and adequate early childhood development centre subsidy for children under five in South Africa. In Co-ordinators Notebook of the Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development. 2008;no.30.
Streak J. Claiming resources for socioeconomic rights in South Africa. In Socioeconomic rights in South Africa - A Resource Book, second edition. 2006; Cape Town; University of Western Cape Community Law Centre.
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