Research and Innovation Awards 2023

Professor Puleng Segalo


Prof Puleng Segalo

Professor Puleng Segalo is a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated Fulbright scholar and a Professor of Psychology at the University of South Africa. She currently holds the position of the Chief Albert Luthuli Research Chair which is housed in the College of Human Sciences. She is the 2013 recipient of the UNISA Principal Prize for excellence in research, the 2014 winner of the National Science and Technology Young Women in Science Award, and the 2021/2022 regional winner of The World Academy of Science award for her role in popularizing science. Prof Segalo is passionate about mental-health and community well-being. She is a regular expert guest on various national radio stations where she engages the wider community on social psychological issues.