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Prof. Dr. Given Mutinta

Prof. Dr. Given Mutinta

Teacher

RESERCH INTERESTS

Public Relations, Communication Science, Risk/Crisis Communication, Sustainability Media, Political
Communication, Communication for Development, Corporate Communication, Strategic Communication, Social
Change, Journalism, Social Media, Organisational Communication, Communication Science, Governance
Management, Intercultural Communication, Health Communication, Cultural Studies, Marketing
Communication, Research Methodology, Doctoral Production, Postgraduate Supervision, Research Capacity
Building, Teaching and Learning.

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Philosophy University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa , Communication and Media Studies Research Methodology. - 2016-2019
  • Doctor of Philosophy University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa ,Communication and Media Studies - 2009-2012
  • MastersUniversity of South Africa , Communication Science - 2006-2008
  • Masters University of Zambia , Media and Communication Studies - 2008-2009
  • Bachelors University of Urbaniana, Rome, Italy , Theology of Communication - 1998-2003
  • Diploma Catholic Philosophicate, Lusaka, Zambia , Philosophy - 1995-1998

CURRENT POST

Director – Professor

Nelson Mandela University. Duties include developing school policies and procedures, overseeing academic
and administrative duties such as hiring staff, developing budgets, and managing facilities, managing the day￾to-day operations of the school, including overseeing curriculum development and implementation, hiring lecturers and staff members, and handling disciplinary issues, developing academic programmes, coordinating school activities, creating long-term plans, overseeing the school budget, teaching Environmental
Communication, Political Communication, Public Relations, Corporate Communication, Communication Science, Strategic Communication, Marketing and Advertising, Public Relations and Corporate Communication, Applied Public Relations and Corporate Communication, Public Relations Management, Measurement Evaluation, Entrepreneurship for Public Relations Professionals, Research Methodology, postgraduate Supervision, Research Capacity Building, Course and Curriculum Design, and School leadership.

Previous
January 2014 – February 2016

Senior Lecturer
University of KwaZulu-Natal. Duties included teaching Corporate Communication, Environmental
Communication, Organisational Communication, Political Communication, Health Literacy, Health Information
Systems, Strategic Communication, Risk Communication, Social Change, Communication for Development,
Journalism, Intercultural Communication, Postgraduate Supervision, and Course and Curriculum Design.

Director
Centre for Advanced Research. Duties include providing strategic direction, management, leadership and
governance aimed at building institutional capacity in the higher education and training according to prescribed
set of key performance areas and indicators; conducting and managing research, analysing data, interpreting
and reporting research findings and making university policy relevant transformative recommendations;
designing projects for problem oriented higher education interest and interdisciplinary research; leading large,
multi-year, collaborative research projects; and developing research proposals that are in line with the centre’s
research agenda.

January 2014 – February 2016
Senior Lecturer
University of KwaZulu-Natal. Duties included teaching Political Communication, Environmental Communication,
Corporate Communication, Health Communication, Organisational Communication, Health Literacy, Health
Information Systems, Strategic Communication, Risk Communication, Social Change, Communication for
Development, Journalism, Intercultural Communication, Postgraduate Supervision, and Course and Curriculum
Design.

January 2015 – February 2016
Director
Self-Funded Teaching and Education Programmes/University of KwaZulu-Natal. Duties included coordination,
of academic, administrative, and financial activities that run across all the self-funded programmes. This included
management of the self-funded programmes support staff, programme managers, student administration,
human resources, and finances.

January 2012 – February 2015
Director of Research
University of KwaZulu-Natal. Duties also included supporting the University in ensuring its research mandate is
fulfilled; creating a conductive environment with efficient and effective research administrative and capacity
building initiatives and systems; and overseeing the research design, development and implementation of
comprehensive sets of research and postgraduate related policies, plans, procedures and systems designed to
promote a research culture and develop the research capacity within the university in alignment with the
objectives, mission and vision of the college; provided strategic leadership in supporting research and
postgraduate initiatives to colleges, schools, academics and students. I also assisted postgraduate students
and supervisors with research proposal and dissertation/thesis writing, designing, and managing research
projects.

January 2010 – January 2012
Lecturer
University of KwaZulu-Natal. Duties include teaching Political Communication, Health Communication, Health
Organisational Communication, Environmental Communication, Integrated Health Communication, Health
Literacy, Health Information Systems, Strategic Communication, Risk Communication, Social Change,
Communication for Development, Journalism, Intercultural Health Communication; postgraduate supervision;
and course and curriculum design.
Director of Postgraduate Studies
University of KwaZulu-Natal. Duties included providing academic leadership in Teaching and Learning within
the School. Closely worked with the Dean and Head of School, academic leaders of the disciplines and the
academic staff to develop excellence in teaching and learning within the School. As part of this, worked with
the College Dean of Teaching and Learning to harmonise educational policy and bring about improvement and
innovation within our curricula and our educational practices.

January 2008-January 2010
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Health Economics, HIV, and AIDS Research Division. Duties included planning, designing, and managing health
research projects; collecting and analysing data; presenting and disseminating research findings both orally and
in writing; and coordinating and mentoring researchers, junior researchers, and research interns.

January 2008-January 2010
Researcher Advisor
HIV and AIDS Unit – Consultancy Africa Intelligence (CAI). Duties include supporting senior researchers,
planning, designing, and managing health research projects, collecting, and analysing data, and disseminating
findings. I also provided inspirational leadership, strategic vision for the HIV and AIDS Unit and ensure its
delivery and develop and foster productive partnerships with collaborators and stakeholders.

February 2006 – February 2008
Lecturer
Catholic University. Duties included teaching introduction to communication and media studies, conducting
research, community engagement, course and curriculum design, and supervision of students.

February 2004 – February 2006
Lecturer
University of Zambia. Duties included teaching strategic communication, public relations, health
communication, research methodology, introduction to communication and media studies, communication
theory, communication for social change, and supervision of postgraduate students.

ACADEMIC CONFERENCES

  • Mutinta, G (2019) Mixed Methods Research. Wellington 4-6 December. Methodological Triangulation.
  • Mutinta, G (2019) Health Communication. Atlanta 11–13 September. The influence of biological factors on students' sexual behaviour at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Mutinta, G (2018) Social Media. Durban 14-16 November. Social media gratifications among students.
  • Mutinta, G (2018) Mixed Methods Research. Vienna 22-25 August. Investigator Triangulation.
  • Mutinta, G (2018) Health Communication. Atlanta 11–13 September. The Socioenvironmental Determinants of Students’ Sexual Risk Behaviour and HIV Prevention.
  • Mutinta, G (2017) Mixed Methods Research. Vienna 3-7 August. Data Source Triangulation.
  • Mutinta, G (2017) Medical and Health Science. Bloemfontein 16 October. An exploratory study of the individual determinants of student’s sexual risk behaviour at a South African university.
  • Mutinta, G (2016) Social Science and Humanities conference. Cape Town 21st September. An Investigation into Service Quality Delivery at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Mutinta, G (2016) Mixed Methods Research conference. Durham 3-5 August. Investigator Triangulation.
  • Mutinta, G (2016) International AIDS conference. Durban 18-22 July. Students’ experiences of risky sexual behaviours.
  • Mutinta, G (2015) South African Communications Association conference. Bloemfontein 31 October to 1 November. Communicative predictors of young people’s relationship.
  • Mutinta, G (2015) Mixed Methods Research conference. Trinidad 30-31. March. Theoretical Triangulation.
  • Mutinta, G (2012) South African Communications Association conference. Pretoria 30-1 September. Scrutinize Campus Campaign Communication Messages.
  • Mutinta, G (2012) Health Communication, Marketing and Media. Atlanta August 20–22. Drivers of the HIV epidemic: A look at the Police Service.
  • Mutinta, G (2010) South African Communications Association conference. Johannesburg 27-29 September. Multiple and Concurrent Sexual Relationships among Students in South Africa.
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