South African researchers, Dr Zandile Mchiza and Dr Whadi-ah Parker from the Human Sciences Research Council in Cape Town, visited CHESS from the 8-12 May.  Professor Ilona Koupil and her research team invited Dr Mchiza and Dr Parker to Stockholm as part of the joint call for collaborative research projects on health inequalities for Swedish and South African researchers by Forte and the South African Medical Research Council. It was a very productive week with many interesting discussions on past and future research projects. Dr Mchiza and Dr Parker also presented their research on ‘Social and gender determinants of body image and weight perception in the context of the overweight and obesity epidemic in South Africa’ at a seminar.

Dr Mchiza and Dr Parker visit to CHESS was supported by FORTE.

Left to right: Zandile Mchiza and Whadi-ah Parker. Photo credit: Amy Heshmati.
Left to right: Zandile Mchiza and Whadi-ah Parker. Photo credit: Amy Heshmati.
 
Left to right: Amy Heshmati, Zandile Mchiza and Whadi-ah Parker. Photo credit: Amy Heshmati.
Left to right: Amy Heshmati, Zandile Mchiza and Whadi-ah Parker. Photo credit: Amy Heshmati.