Looking Back on The Research Report Show Season 1

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The Launch The Research Report Show podcast was officially launched on our Varsity Podcasts platform on 14th March 2017. As indicated in The Varsity Podcasts Story, we had experienced some delays and could not launch in late 2016 so finally going live was a particularly special moment for us.   The Nitty-gritty We released one…

Research Report S1 E13 – Experiences of Shame for Adolescents Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe

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In this final Season 1 episode of The Research Report Show (Season 1, Episode 13), Tinashe chats with Vongai Munatsi about her research which explores the Experiences of Shame for Adolescents Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Shame, together with stigma, can be part of the psychosocial experience of being HIV positive. Enjoy! Alternatively, you can listen to…

Research Report S1 E12 – Infant Wheezing Illness in South Africa

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In this episode of The Research Report Show (Season 1, Episode 12), Julian chats with Michelle Ngwarai about her research on Infant Wheezing Illness. Multiple studies have investigated the association between Infant stool microbiota (bacteria) and wheezing illness, or asthma later in childhood. However, these studies were often conducted in high-income countries. In Michelle’s case,…

Research Report S1 E11 – Human Settlement in South Africa

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In this episode of The Research Report Show (Season 1, Episode 11), Tinashe chats with Busisiwe Mpembe about her research on The Current Human Settlement Situation in South Africa. This includes reviewing the policies that are currently in place and seeing what the government can include in their current policies to ensure that dignity and…

Research Report S1 E10 – Measures of Energy Poverty in South Africa

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In this episode of The Research Report Show (Season 1, Episode 10), Tinashe chats with Samson Mbewe about his research on uni-dimensional and multidimensional measures of energy poverty in South Africa. Energy poverty occurs when a household cannot afford modern energy services (electricity, oil, gas etc) and tends to have a negative effect on the…

Research Report S1 E9 – Understanding the Impact of Militarized Conservation on Communities Outside the Kruger National Park

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In this episode of The Research Report Show (Season 1, Episode 9), Tinashe chats with Samantha Sithole about her research on Understanding the Impact of Militarized Conservation on Communities Outside the Kruger National Park. One of the points brought forward by Samantha is that although the discipline of conservation is ridden with complexity, the introduction…

Research Report S1 E8 – Influence of gut bacteria in infants

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In this episode of The Research Report Show (Season 1, Episode 8), Julian chats with Paidamoyo Kachambwa about her research on the influence of gut bacteria in infants. One of the drivers behind pursuing this research was that there had been minimal work done in investigating the effect of the bacteria (microbiota) on immune system…