Norman Duncan

Norman Duncan

Dean of Humanities / University of Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA.

Professor Duncan is a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa and President of the Psychological Society of South Africa. He was previously attached to the Universities of the Western Cape and the University of the Witwatersrand.

He holds a professorship in Psychology, he studied at the University of the Western Cape and the Université Paul Valérie (Montpellier III, France).

From 2008 he has contributed as one of the lead researchers at The Apartheid Archives Project; an international research initiative that aims to examine the nature of the experiences of racism of South Africans under the old apartheid order and their continuing effects on individual and group functioning in contemporary South Africa. 

Between 2006 and 2012 he served as the Scientific Chair of the 30th International Congress of Psychology: Psychology in the Service of Humanity. Furthermore, he serves on the editorial boards of 4 international journals of psychology. Lastly, he is a full member of the New Club of Paris, an international think-tank.

His research and publications are primarily in the fields of racism, developmental psychology and community psychology. He has co-edited some 12 volumes in these fields, including:

  • Developmental Psychology. Juta/UCT Press, 2009.
  • 'Race', Racism, Knowledge Production and Psychology in South Africa. Nova Science Publications, 2001.

CROP News and Events

The Politics of Social Inclusion: From Knowledge to Action

15 November 2019 | UN Library, GENEVA

BOOK LAUNCH for forthcoming CROP/UNESCO publication (as part of UNRISD Seminar Series)

New Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP)

15 October 2019

The University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council have signed a new agreement for a Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP).

Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa

18 October 2019 | Brighton, UK

BOOK LAUNCH and workshop at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton, UK

News from CROPNET

RCT: The Gold Standard for Poverty Eradication?

6 November 2019 | Bergen Global CMI/UiB

OPEN SEMINAR organised by Bergen Global CMI/UiB with Howard White (Campbell), Sarah A Tobin (CMI), Georg Picot (UiB) and Espen Villanger (CMI)

International Science Council (ISC) inaugural Action Plan 2019-2021

October 2019

The ISC's inaugural Action Plan, Advancing Science as a Global Public Good, was recently shared with ISC members.

Launch and Workshop Event: CALL FOR PROPOSALS (Deadline 15 July)

Friday 18 October 2019

‘Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa’ Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK