Using cloud-based collaboration and project management software, we organize all community-integrated field research-related activities between internal and external stakeholders. The CIR team provides logistical support, mediation during community entry, and training of field workers. In addition, all activities are captured in the CIR database that enables ongoing monitoring and evaluation of all community-integrated research activities. 


The CIR office further manages our upcoming training workshops, webinars, and consultation services.

  • To view the upcoming training workshops and webinars click on the following link
  • Individual consultations for qualitative research methodology and community-integrated research are available on request. 


The team

Dr Christi Niesing 

  • Academic manager
  • Field research

Ms Joyce Matsietso

  • CIR management
  • Technical support

Ms Karlien van Schalkwyk

  • Implementation of expertise
  • Monitoring and evaluation


For further information contact Ms Joyce Matsietso.