Working to Advance Health Equity in Africa


Dr Tamaryn Crankshaw

Tamaryn has a PhD in Public Health and has research interests which include sexual and reproductive health and rights, prevention of gender-based violence, HIV prevention and gender politics. Her current research focuses on unsafe abortion, adolescents and contraception, young key populations, comprehensive sexuality education and linkages to adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services. She is currently engaged in related projects in the Eastern and Southern Africa region.

Pre-HEARD publications

Research outputs

Journal article

Gibbs, A., Crankshaw, T., Lewinsohn, R., Chirawu, P and Willan, S (2017) ‘I play with the baby so that people can see that I'm a man’: Young fathers' involvement in the first 1 000 days of a child's life in South Africa South African Review of Sociology, 48:1, 67-84, DOI: 10.1080/21528586.2016.1204244

Gibbs, A., Carpenter, B., Crankshaw, T., Hannass-Hancock, J., Smit, J., Tomlinson, M and Butle, L (2017) Prevalence and factors associated with recent intimate partner violence and relationships between disability and depression in postpartum women in one clinic in eThekwini Municipality, South Africa PLoS ONE 12(7): e0181236. https:// doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0181236

Ramirez-Avila, L., Regan, S., Cloete, C., Crankshaw, T., Rabideau, DJ., Freedberg, KA., Parker, RA., Walensky, RP., Losina, E and Bassett, IV (2017) Adolescent Linkage to Care After a Large-scale Transfer From a Hospital-based HIV Clinic to the Public Sector in South Africa The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 36 (3)

Davies, NECG., Matthews, LT., Crankshaw, TL., Cooper, D and Schwartz, SR (2017) Supporting HIV prevention and reproductive goals in an HIV-endemic setting: taking safer conception services from policy to practice in South Africa Journal of the International AIDS Society, 20(1):21271, http://dx.doi.org/10.7448/IAS.20.2.21271

Crankshaw, TL., Voce, A., Butler, L.M., Darbes, L. (2016) Expanding the relationship context for couple-based HIV prevention: Elucidating women's perspectives on non-traditional sexual partnerships  Social Science and Medicine, 166, pp 169-176, doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.08.020

Crankshaw, TL., Smit,JA and Beksinska, ME (2016) Placing contraception at the centre of the HIV prevention agenda African Journal of AIDS Research, 15(2), pp 157-162, DOI 10.2989/16085906.2016.1204330

Matthews LT, Moore L, Crankshaw TL, Milford C, Mosery FN, Greener R, Psaros C, Safren SA, Bangsberg DR and Smit JA (2014) South Africans with recent pregnancy rarely know partner's HIV serostatus: implications for serodiscordant couples interventions 14(1), 843, doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-843

Katz, IT, Butler, LM, Crankshaw, TL, Wright, AA, Bramhill, K, Leone, DA, Giddy, J, Mould, S (2016) Cervical abnormalities in South African women living with HIV with high screening and referral rates

Casale M, Cluver L, Crankshaw T, Kuo C, Lachman JM and Wild LG (2015) Direct and indirect effects of caregiver social support on adolescent psychological outcomes in two South African AIDS-affected communities 55 (3-4), pp 336-46, DOI:10.1007/s10464-015-9705-3

Casale M and Crankshaw T (2015) "They laugh when I sing": perceived effects of caregiver social support on child wellbeing among South African caregivers of children J Child Adolesc Ment Health, 27(2), pp 149-55, doi: 10.2989/17280583.2015.1067216.

Sengayi,M., Spoerri,A., Egger,M., Kielkowski,D.,Crankshaw,T., Cloete,C., Giddy,J., Bohlius,J (2016) Record linkage to correct under-ascertainment of cancers in HIV cohorts: the Sinikithemba HIV clinic Linkage Project International Journal of Cancer, DOI: 10.1002/ijc.30154

Mindry, D.L., Milford, C. Greener, L., Greener, R.M., Maharaj, P., Letsoalo, T., Munthree, C., Crankshaw, T.L., Smit, J.A. (2016) Client and provider knowledge and views on safer conception for people living with HIV (PLHIV) Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2016.03.005

Katz,IT, Bogart,LM, Cloete,C., Crankshaw,T., Giddy,J, Govender,T., Regan,S., Gaynes,MR., Leone,D.,Losina,E.,Bassett, IV. (2015) Understanding HIV-infected patients’ experiences with PEPFAR-associated transitions at a Centre of Excellence in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a qualitative study AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2015.1051502

L. T. Matthews, J. A. Smit, L. Moore, C. Milford, R. Greener, F. N. Mosery, H. Ribaudo, K. Bennett, T. L. Crankshaw, A. Kaida, C. Psaros, S. A. Safren, D. R. Bangsberg (2015) Periconception HIV risk behavior among men and women reporting HIV-serodiscordant partners in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa AIDS and Behavior, DOI 10.1007/s10461-015-1050-x

Mindry, D., Crankshaw,T. L., Maharaj, P., Munthree, C., Lestsoalo, T., Milford, C., Greener, R. M., Rambally, L., and Smit, J. A. 2014 "We have to try and have this child before it is too late": missed opportunities in client-provider communication on reproductive intentions of people living with HIV AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV, 27(1), 25-30, Taylor & Francis Online, DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2014.951311

Crankshaw, T. L., Mindry, D., Munthree, C., Letsoalo, T., and Maharaj, P. 2014 Challenges with couples, serodiscordance and HIV disclosure: health care provider perspectives on delivering safer conception services for HIV-affected couples, South Africa Journal of the International AIDS Society, 17(18832)