Professor of Child and Family Social Work
Centre for Evidence-Based Social Intervention
Department of Social Policy and Intervention
Lucie Cluver, PhD is a Professor at Oxford University and at the University of Cape Town. She works closely with a superb team of partners, early-career researchers and students. Together, they collaborate with African governments, USAID-PEPFAR, UNICEF, UNDP, IAS and WHO, and with other international NGOs, to provide evidence that can improve the lives of children and adolescents in Africa and other low and middle income countries. The team’s work include research on social protection and parenting support (cash + care) which has been rolled out to an estimated 2 million adolescents. Working with the World Health Organization and UNICEF, Lucie is part of the Parenting for Lifelong Health collaboration, which has developed and tested a suite of open-access parenting programmes that are now being delivered in 21 countries globally. She is also working on a new project with adolescent mothers in South Africa, and a research Hub to identify development accelerators that can improve multiple SDGs, including violence prevention, for Africa’s adolescents.