Working to Advance Health Equity in Africa


Sean Beckett

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.

Research outputs

Journal article

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