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Linda Liebenberg

Linda is a methodologist, whose research examines the use of both image-based methods and mixed method research designs. She also considers how these facilitate an understanding of young people in marginalised contexts, as well as how these data inform instrument development. She has published and presented internationally on resilience related themes relevant to the understanding of youth across cultures and contexts. Her publications include the co-edited volumes (with Michael Ungar, Ph.D.) Researching Resilience and Resilience in Action. Linda obtained a Master's degree in Psychology (with distinction) and a Ph.D. in Social Science Research Methods at Stellenbosch University.

In 2007, she and her colleague, Michael Ungar, established the Resilience Research Centre, of which she is now co-director, at Dalhousie University, Halifax. Through networks established at the RRC, she works with an international team of resilience researchers that spans more than a dozen countries on six continents. In tandem with this work, Linda consults on various research and evaluation initiatives, advising on research design and knowledge translation. She also runs workshops on data analysis and writing. As adjunct professor at the School of Social Work, Dalhousie University, Linda has supervised several graduate students. She has also taught numerous courses on research and data analysis, both in Canada and internationally.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Linda lived in Cape Town for many years, before relocating to Halifax, Canada in 2003, where she now lives with her partner, Janus Siebrits.