Ms Elzette Rousseau

Ms Elzette Rousseau (Division Co-Lead, PhD Candidate) is a socio-behavioural scientist at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation. She is a research psychologist with extensive experience in programme design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. Her research focus areas include community-based sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and PrEP delivery to key populations. She heads up the POWER (USAID funded) demonstration project delivering PrEP to 1000 adolescent girls and young women from a community-based mobile clinic. Elzette is also a PhD candidate at UCT with the topic: Gendered lives, constrained choice and young African women’s PrEP uptake and persistence as a gender responsive approach to HIV prevention.