About Alan J. Flisher

Alan J Flisher

Prof. Alan J. Flisher was a pioneer in the field of public mental health in South Africa and a world renowned scientist, academic, mentor and mental health professional. At the time of his untimely passing in April 2010, he held the position of the Sue Struengmann Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Mental Health at the University of Cape Town and was Director of the Mental Health and Poverty Project.

Alan’s remarkable achievements in the area of public mental health; his networks in African psychiatry and mental health; and his mentorship and leadership of many who are now involved in the work of the Centre motivates and inspires the work of the Centre.

For more information about Alan, his obituary can be read here.