Working to Advance
Health Equity in Africa

Sean Beckett

  • Research Fellow
  • Health Systems Strengthening

Sean Beckett is involved in three projects that focus on attitudes and behaviours surrounding medical male circumcision; youth health and HIV and AIDS prevention; and the effectiveness of South Africa’s HIV testing and counselling programme. Sean has a MA in Sociology from the University of Stellenbosch.

He was previously involved in creating a socio-economic profile of social security beneficiaries for the South African Department of Social Development and was also involved in the South African Worlds of Journalism study as a researcher.

Latest Publications

Research outputs

Journal article

Maughan-Brown, B., George, G., Beckett, S., et al Age-disparate partnerships and HSV-2 among adolescent girls and young women in South Africa: implications for HIV infection risk. Sex Transm Infect Published Online First: 08 February 2019. doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2018-053577

George, G., Maughan-Brown, B., Beckett, S. et al. An Examination of Men’s Wealth and Age Disparate Partnerships in South Africa: A Nationally Representative Cross-Sectional Survey Sexuality & Culture (2019) 23: 45. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12119-018-9561-z

George, G., Nene, S., Beckett, S., Durevall, D., Lindskog, A., Govender, K. (2019) Greater risk for more money: the economics of negotiating condom use amongst sex workers in South Africa, AIDS Care, DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2018.1563284

George, G., Maughan-Brown, B., Beckett, S. et al. Sexuality & Culture (2018) An Examination of Men’s Wealth and Age Disparate Partnerships in South Africa: A Nationally Representative Cross-Sectional Survey https://doi.org/10.1007/s12119-018-9561-z

Kharsany ABM, Cawood C, Khanyile D, Lewis L, Grobler A, Puren A, Govender K, George G, Beckett S, Samsunder N, Madurai S, Toledo C, Chipeta Z, Glenshaw M, Hersey S, Abdool Karim Q Community-based HIV Prevalence in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: Results of a Cross-sectional Household Survey https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanhiv/article/PIIS2352-3018(18)30104-8/fulltext

Brendan, MB., George, G., Beckett, S., Evans,., M, Lewis, L., Cawood, C., David, K., Kharsany., ABM (2018) HIV risk among adolescent girls and young women in age-disparate partnerships: Evidence from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001656

George, G., Govender, K., Beckett, S., Montague, C & Frohlich, J (2017) Factors associated with the take-up of voluntary medical male circumcision amongst learners in rural KwaZulu-Natal African Journal of AIDS Research, 16:3, 251-256, DOI: 10.2989/16085906.2017.1369441

Govender, K., George, G., Beckett, S., Montague, C and Frohlich, J (2017) Risk Compensation Following Medical Male Circumcision: Results from a 1-Year Prospective Cohort Study of Young School-Going Men in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, DOI 10.1007/s12529-017-9673-0

George, G., Govender, K., Beckett, S., Montague, C and Frohlich, J (2016) Early resumption of sex following voluntary medical male circumcision amongst school-going males PLoS ONE 11(12): e0168091. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168091