Professor Andrew Dawes
Andy Dawes is Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cape Town where he continues to supervise postgraduates post- retirement. He trained as a clinical psychologist but has spent most of his career in applied developmental psychology and more recently in M&E. Andy was co-founder of the University of Cape Town Children’s Institute, and until 2008, was Research Director in Child Youth and Family Development programme of the Human Sciences Research Council. Until recently he was an Associate Fellow in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford.
In 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science (APS). His expertise includes the development indicators for measuring children’s well being, research on the prevention of child maltreatment and violence to young children, evaluations of early childhood interventions, and the development of measures for assessing the development of children in African settings. He has consulted to the South African government and to international agencies including UNICEF, WHO, ILO and Save the Children.
Andy is collaborating with Young Lives to support the Government of Ethiopia in their roll out of O (preschool) Class.