Vaughan Dutton
Vaughan Dutton is a chartered research psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, with 18 years’ social research experience gained at senior levels in commercial, government and academic contexts. He has taught social research methods, social theory and psychological theory at a number of universities in South Africa and the UK. Currently a consultant, he is also completing a doctorate in psychotherapy. He studied research psychology (applied social research) in South Africa, and holds a research doctorate from the University of Oxford.
A material difference

A material difference

  Entrenched family values and practices appear to play an important role in perpetuating gender inequalities in sub-Saharan Africa Being a woman in Africa means being exposed to a range of prejudices and biases that are encoded in institutions, discourses and ways of relating, and experiencing the effects of these in material conditions that are […]

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Fulfilling a great commission

Fulfilling a great commission

Religion is a deeply rooted aspect of Africa’s cultural life and there is nothing to suggest that this will change in the foreseeable future There is no disputing the importance of religion to African life. In 2010, the Pew Forum on Religion and Life reported that...

Ready for the youth

Ready for the youth

A recent report by the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Generation 2030 Africa 2.0 (2017), refers to the vast number of Africa’s children, or the so-called “youth bulge”, as a potential “demographic dividend” for the continent. But which of the continent’s countries are ready to take advantage of this “dividend”? And which have the […]

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Big cities are changing how Africans live

Big cities are changing how Africans live

Big cities appear to have a positive impact on food security and access to drinking water, but they also have a reconfiguring effect on families African cities are on the rise, and the impact of these is only starting to be understood. While many penetrating insights can be obtained from experts in various fields, it […]

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How long is too long?

How long is too long?

Data analysis shows that the longer current heads of state rule, the higher the levels of corruption and the more extensive their powers become It is, unfortunately, not unusual to hear of a head of state staying in power beyond the constitutionally prescribed term, and Africa has no shortage of current and historic examples. But […]

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Vaughan Dutton
Vaughan Dutton is a chartered research psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, with 18 years’ social research experience gained at senior levels in commercial, government and academic contexts. He has taught social research methods, social theory and psychological theory at a number of universities in South Africa and the UK. Currently a consultant, he is also completing a doctorate in psychotherapy. He studied research psychology (applied social research) in South Africa, and holds a research doctorate from the University of Oxford.
A material difference

A material difference

  Entrenched family values and practices appear to play an important role in perpetuating gender inequalities in sub-Saharan Africa Being a woman in Africa means being exposed to a range of prejudices and biases that are encoded in institutions, discourses and...

Fulfilling a great commission

Fulfilling a great commission

Religion is a deeply rooted aspect of Africa’s cultural life and there is nothing to suggest that this will change in the foreseeable future There is no disputing the importance of religion to African life. In 2010, the Pew Forum on Religion and Life reported that...

Ready for the youth

Ready for the youth

A recent report by the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Generation 2030 Africa 2.0 (2017), refers to the vast number of Africa’s children, or the so-called “youth bulge”, as a potential “demographic dividend” for the continent. But which of the...

Big cities are changing how Africans live

Big cities are changing how Africans live

Big cities appear to have a positive impact on food security and access to drinking water, but they also have a reconfiguring effect on families African cities are on the rise, and the impact of these is only starting to be understood. While many penetrating insights...

How long is too long?

How long is too long?

Data analysis shows that the longer current heads of state rule, the higher the levels of corruption and the more extensive their powers become It is, unfortunately, not unusual to hear of a head of state staying in power beyond the constitutionally prescribed term,...