Sibongile Rutsito


Sibo is a PhD student in the school of Healthcare studies at the University of Leeds. Prior to this, she worked in the same school on a study that looked at how sexual assualt referral centres (SARCs) in the UK identify mental health and substance use problems.

Sibo has a Social Science background with over 15 years expereince in sexual and reproductive health programmes and research including clinical trials in Zimbabwe.She has worked and led the implementation of a National HIV Prevention Programme for sex workers in Zimbabwe namely The Sisters with a voice under the Centre for Sexual Health HIV/AIDS Research, part of which included addressing abuse experienced by women in sex work and advocating for their rights to health and treatment.

Research interests

Sibo’s research interests are on mental, sexual and reproductive health among key vulnerable populations.


  • MSc Development Studies
  • BSc Sociology