Dr Lynlee Howard-Payne

Biography

Lynlee joined ACAP in 2020 is a senior lecturer in the Discipline of Psychological Sciences and is based on the Sydney campus. She is the course coordinator for the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling (BPsycSciCoun). She was previously a Learning and Teaching Coordinator and lecturer in Health Science at Western Sydney University, The College. She is also a guest lecturer at Macquarie University for Professional Practice in the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences program. A relative newcomer to Sydney, Lynlee is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa where she was a psychology lecturer for Health Science (Medicine and Allied/Therapeutic Sciences) from 2007 at the University of the Witwatersrand (her alma mater and where she remains a visiting scholar). She has a Ph.D., Masters and BSc (Honours) in Psychology and specialises in critical public health psychology.

Research

Primarily focused on qualitative methods of enquiry into critical areas of sexuality, sexual and reproductive health (prevention and promotion), and body modification.

Teaching / coordination responsibilities

Course Coordinator for Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling (BPsycSciCoun).

Awards

  • Western Sydney University Student Feedback on Unit Award (2019)
  • Western Sydney University College Exceptional Leadership Award - Highly Commended (2019)
  • Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Award - Highly Commended (2018)
  • Western Sydney University Student Feedback on Unit Award (2017)
  • University of the Witwatersrand Teaching Award (2008)

Expert Comment Topics

Health psychology, sexual and reproductive health, health promotion and prevention, STIs, sexual knowledge, attitudes and practices, body modification, professional practice in clinical health settings.

Research and scholarship (include grants and publications)

Publications

  • Keresztes, N., Pkio, B.F., Howard-Payne, L., Gupta, H. (accepted). Hungarian university students’ sexual risk-taking behaviour: Results from a pilot study. International Journal of Emotional Education.
  • Howard-Payne, L. (2019). Interrogating grounded theory in meaning-making of voluntary medical adult male circumcision in South Africa for HIV. In A. Fynna, S. Laher & S. Kramer (Eds.). Research Methods in South Africa: Theory and Applications. Johannesburg: Wits University Press.
  • Howard-Payne, L. (2018). 'The other': Persistent beliefs regarding HIV-risk in South Africa. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 27(1), 18-26.
  • Howard-Payne, L., & Bowman, B. (2017). Citizenship in a time of HIV: Understanding medical adult male circumcision in South Africa. Journal of Health Psychology, DOI: 1359105316651709.
  • Howard-Payne, L. (2016). Voluntary medical adult male circumcision for HIV prevention in South Africa: The crisis of medicalised modernity. Psychology in Society, 52, 19-43, http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2309-8708/2016/n52a2.
  • Howard-Payne, L., & Bowman, B. (2016). "I am the man": Constructing Masculinity within Voluntary Medical Adult Male Circumcision during times of HIV in South Africa. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, DOI: 10.1037/men0000039.
  • Howard-Payne, L. (2016). Glaser or Strauss? Considerations for Selecting a Grounded Theory Study. South African Journal of Psychology. DOI: 10.1177/0081246315593071.
  • Howard-Payne, L. & Bowman, B. (2016). Fathers' expectations of traditional male initiation for their sons: Implications for the uptake of HIV prophylactic voluntary medical adult male circumcision. In M. Makiwane, M. Nduna, & N.E. Khalema. (Eds.). Children in South African Families: Lives and Times. London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Howard-Payne, L. (2015). The methodological implications of relying upon fieldworkers for qualitative health psychology research. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 16(2), Art. 3, http://nbn- resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs150239.
  • Howard-Payne, L. (2012). Social Representations of HIV/AIDS in Johannesburg, South Africa and Their Bearing on Risk-taking Sexual Behaviour. Journal of Creative Communications, 5(2), 105- 117.
  • Howard-Payne, L., & Payne, J. (2011). Learning and Conditioning. In L. Swartz, C. de la Rey, N. Duncan & L. Townsend. (Eds). Psychology: An Introduction. South Africa: Oxford University Press.
  • Howard-Payne, L., & Kiguwa, P.I. (2008). The value of Social Representations Theory in understanding perceptions regarding HIV/AIDS. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 18 (4), 591-598.

Grants

  • International Conference Grant (2016)
  • Publication Processing Fees Grant (2016, 2008)
  • African Conference Grant (2015)
  • Doctoral Completion Award (2015)
  • Penn State-Wits Conference Grant (2015)
  • Dean of Humanities Faculty Ph.D. Grant (2013)
  • SPARC Conference Grant (2012)
  • Teaching Support Grant (2010-2012)
  • Staff Doctoral Bursary Award (2009-2014)
  • PsySSA Conference Grant (2007)
  • Postgraduate Merit Scholarship Award (2004-2006)
  • BSc Undergraduate University Scholarship Award (2001)

Conference Presentations

  • "Individual Citizen Rights in a Time of HIV: Understanding Medical Adult Male Circumcision in South Africa," Social Research Conference on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Related Diseases 2016, Sydney, Australia, March 2016.
  • "Appreciating Grounded Theory," Postgraduate Studies Research Series, Johannesburg, South Africa, March 2016.
  • "I am the man: Constructing Masculinity within Voluntary Medical Adult Male Circumcision during times of HIV in South Africa," 7th African Population Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, November 2015.
  • "Introducing Grounded Theory," Postgraduate Studies Research Series, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 2015.
  • "The Crisis of Medicalised Modernity: Meanings of Voluntary Medical Adult Male Circumcision for HIV prevention in South Africa," Migration, Urbanisation, and Health Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, July 2015.
  • "Meaning-making of voluntary medical adult male circumcision," School of Human and Community Development Research Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2014.
  • "Constructions of masculinity within a male married to a female sex worker: A Comparative Case Study," Southern African Students’ Psychology Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, June 2013.
  • "The value and use of the Sexual Risk Survey (SRS) within the South African context," Southern African Students’ Psychology Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, June 2013.
  • "A song of redemption: A Discourse Analysis of the Lotter Case - An explication of a gendered society in relation to media representations of female killers," Southern African Students’ Psychology Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, June 2013.
  • "Research in Psychology," School of Human and Community Development Research Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2012.
  • "A grounded theory of decision-making on male circumcision in the context of HIV prevention in South Africa," International Congress of Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa, July 2012.
  • "The sexual identities of high-income female sex workers in Johannesburg, South Africa," International Congress of Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa, July 2012.
  • "Male Ballet Dancers: Gender Identity Construction: Sexuality and Body," International Congress of Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa, July 2012.
  • "Male circumcision in the context of HIV prevention in South Africa," HIV/AIDS Research Seminar: Visiting staff and students from Berlin, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2010.
  • "Understanding voluntary medical adult male circumcision," Ph.D. Proposal Presentation, Johannesburg, South Africa, May 2009.
  • "HIV/AIDS in South Africa," Postgraduate Research Symposium, Johannesburg, South Africa, October 2008.
  • "Social Representations & perceptions of risk for HIV/AIDS infection," PsySSA Conference, Durban, South Africa, August 2007.
  • "Perceptions of risk for HIV/AIDS infection," HIV/AIDS Symposium, Johannesburg, South Africa, November 2005.

Research Supervision (Current and completed)

Completed

Blake, C. (2016). The value of sexual health education in South Africa: A retrospective study. Masters Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Mathekgana. S. (2015). Medical circumcision as a tool of HIV prevention. Honours Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Sly, D. (2015). Medical Adult Male Circumcision: Factors affecting resistance to uptake in South Africa. Honours Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Ubisi, L.  (2015).  The role of patient-providers’ characteristics in the implementation of voluntary medical adult male circumcision. Honours Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Walker, S. (2015). The meaning behind 'the snip': Voluntary medical adult male circumcision for HIV prevention. Honours Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Carver, R. (2014). Religiousness-Spirituality and its Relationship to the Sexual Risk-Taking Behaviour of University Students. Masters Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Delport, Z. (2014). The narratives of romantic jealousy in the context of infidelity for homosexual and heterosexual adult men in Johannesburg, South Africa. Masters Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Israelstam, J. (2014). The influence of concentrated media exposure on young men’s gender-role conflict. Masters Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Stead, M. (2014). The Lotter Case: Towards a Discourse Network of Female Perpetrated Killing. Masters Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Bell, S. (2013). A comparative case study: The impact that being married to a high-income female sex worker has on masculinity. Masters Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Chowles, J. (2013). Risky Sex: The value and use of the Sexual Risk Survey (SRS) within the South African context. Honours Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Kelly, L. (2013). A qualitative study investigating the experience of male & female jealousy. Honours Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Naik, R. (2013). An Analysis of the Content and Social Representations of HIV in Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) Training Manuals in the Gauteng Public Health System. Masters Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Stead, M. (2012). A Song of Redemption: A Discourse Analysis of the Lotter Case - An Explication of a Gendered Society in Relation to Media Representations of Female Killers. Honours Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

van Vuuren, K. (2012). Exploring the differences in the sexual knowledge, attitudes and behaviours for educated young adults from variously socially defined demographic groups in Johannesburg, South Africa. Honours Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Bell, S. (2011). The sexual identities of high-income female sex workers in Johannesburg, South Africa. Honours Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Goldberg, D. (2011). Experiences of VCT Counsellor. Masters Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand 

Reeves, M. (2011). Male Ballet Dancers’ gender identity construction: Sexuality and body. Masters Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Assimacopoulos, N. (2010). An exploratory case study of the wellness context of a South African SME. Masters Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Bloom, C. (2010). Perceptions of hate-crimes as reported by the media, against gay men in South Africa. Honours Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand. 

Smith, J. (2010). The experience of gender as a social construction for the effeminate male homosexual in Johannesburg, South Africa. Honours Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Wolfson, C. (2010). Perceived appropriate sources and content of sexual discussion for young urban South African adults. Honours Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Anderson, T. (2009). Ethical debates regarding male circumcision for HIV prevention. Honours Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Shushan, H. (2009). Sexual risk-taking among university students in Johannesburg. Honours Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand. 

Sarembock, R. (2008). Jewish students in Johannesburg and their sexual knowledge, attitudes and behaviours. Honours Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Coetzee, J. (2007). Understanding Disordered Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviours of female medical students in contemporary South Africa. Honours Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Elsie, M. (2007). The impact of race on body-image. Honours Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand. 

Goldberg, D. (2007). HIV Counselling in Johannesburg. Honours Research Report, School of Human and Community Development. Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand.

Professional Affiliations and Fellowships

Visiting Research Scholar, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA)