Janine White is a lecturer in the Social Determinants of Health on the New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) in the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand. Her research interests include the social determinants of health and mental health; public mental health; the pathological and adaptive mental health outcomes of refugees and migrants (particularly women and their exposure to xenophobic violence) and social exclusionary practices in the public health care system.
The nGAP is an initiative of the South African Department of Higher Education and Training to transform academia by advancing the careers of black, women academics. Janine jointly holds the position of Research Project Manager on the Atlantic Philanthropies project, a multi-million rand grant funded initiative in the Wits School of Public Health (WSPH).
Janine is a member of the Mental Health Special Interest Group (SIG), an initiative of the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA). In 2016, Janine graduated with an M.A. (Social Sciences) degree cum laude from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and is currently a PhD candidate in the Wits School of Public Health. Her PhD explores social exclusionary practices towards refugees and migrants in the South African public health care sector and the implications for universal health coverage.