Professor - Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 650 2104
BSc (OccTher) MSc (OccTher) PhD Cape Town
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Elelwani Ramugondo is Professor at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She worked as a clinician in rural South Africa and in the United States of America during the 1990s. She was Head of Occupational Therapy at UCT from 2010 to 2013.
Following the fall of the Rhodes Statue at UCT she served for a year as Special Advisor on Transformation to the Vice Chancellor. She continues to serve at institutional level as Chair of the Academic Freedom Committee and co-Chair of the Curriculum Change Working Group. Her scholarship on intergenerational play led to the conceptualisation of occupational consciousness, informed by liberation philosophy, and coloniality as an aspect of western-led modernity.
This has laid groundwork for several doctoral studies adopting a decolonial approach to scholarship. Ramugondo has published several peer-reviewed articles and chapters in books. Her publications cover a broad range of topics including theorisation in the context of discovery, spirituality in occupational therapy practice and the political nature of human occupation.
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