Dr Veronica Dwarika is the senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg. She is the Deputy HoD in the department of Educational Psychology. She is involved with teacher training at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is involved at masters level with the training of student psychologist to become educational psychologist. She also co-ordinates the Professional Doctorate program in Educational Psychology. Her areas of research focus on trauma and resilience, trauma informed care, positive behaviour supports, as well as therapeutic interventions for children, parents and communities. She is involved in local projects to enhance the delivery of psychological therapeutic interventions to support disadvantaged communities.