Child, Family and Community Research Unit, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.
Professor Nicolette Roman has a PhD in Psychology, is rated as an Established Researcher and is registered as a psychometrist. She currently holds the position of South African Research Chair in Human Capabilities, Social Cohesion and the Family in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Children, Families and Society, in the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, at the University of the Western Cape. She is also the PI for growing the niche area of Early Childhood Development at the University of the Western Cape. She has achieved various awards for research excellence with the most recent in 2020, being awarded the Best Established Researcher at UWC for 2019. Her research focuses on strengthening capable families in order to reduce the transference of capability deprivation to children and enhance social cohesion. Professor Roman has grown the critical mass in family science in South Africa. She is a partner on three international research consortiums focusing on ECD, parenting research capacity strengthening in Africa and developing an international masters to improve SDG10. Her work is published both locally and internationally.