Dr Jonas graduates with her Ph.D from Maastricht University

6 Oct 2017 - 12:15

Dr Kim Jonas, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Adolescent Health Research Unit, recently graduated with her Ph.D from Maastricht University in the Netherlands.


Kim moved to the Netherlands during December 2014 to pursue her doctoral studies at the start of 2015 at Maastricht University. Her doctoral work examined healthcare workers behaviour and personal determinants affecting the provision of sexual and reproductive healthcare services to adolescents in South Africa.


Thanks to the financial support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Nuffic Scholarship and the National Research Foundation (NRF) South Africa she was able to successful complete her studies in less than three years. On 28 September 2017, Kim defended her doctoral dissertation at Maastricht University and was awarded her doctoral degree.