Guillermina Ritacco

Guillermina Ritacco

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Guia jointed the University of Adelaide as a PhD candidate in August 2016.  Her research work has spanned a number of research areas including intergroup conflict (University of the Western Cape), child maltreatment (Medial Research Council), science and technology indicators (Human Sciences Research Council) and motivation and engagement (Achievement Awards Group and Management College of Southern Africa). She has a Master’s Degree in Research Psychology from the University of the Western Cape which focused on intergroup relations and xenophobia.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2013 - 2015 Lecturer - Research Methods MANCOSA
    2013 - 2015 Head of Department: Research (MBA Dissertations) Management College of Southern Africa
    2012 - 2013 Freelance Researcher Achievement Awards Group (In collaboration with the Graduate School of Business – UCT)
    2012 - 2012 Freelance Researcher/ Fieldwork Supervisor Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, PHHSI, HSRC
    2011 - 2012 Researcher Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, PHHSI, HSRC
    2010 - 2010 Research Intern Medical Research Council of South Africa
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Afrikaans Can read, write and understand spoken
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Spanish; Castilian Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Cape Town South Africa Bachelor of Social Science
    University of South Africa South Africa Bachelor of Arts Honours
    University of the Western Cape South Africa Master of Arts
  • Research Interests

  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Employee engagement and motivation MANCOSA MBA Dissertation Master Various students (30)
  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2017 - 2018 Board Member Adelaide University Child Services Board Adelaide University Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2009 - 2012 Member Health Professions Council of South Africa

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