Dr Katherine SorsdahlCPMH) Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town Associate Professor, Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health
Research Interests: Investigating barriers to accessing mental health services in low and middle income countries; integrating mental health services into primary care with a focus on substance use; cultural adaptation of evidence based mental health interventions.
Prof Ashraf KageeCPMH) Co-Investigator, HIV and substance use prevention for South African youth and families Co-Investigator, The Partnership for Alcohol and AIDS Intervention Research (PAAIR) Co-Investigator, The Massachusetts General Hospital global psychiatric clinical research training program Advisory Board Member, Columbia University-Southern African Fogarty AIDS Training Programme, 2011 to present Member, Working Group on the Classification of Stress-Related Disorders for the International Classification of Diseases, World Health Organisation, 2011 to present Research Interests: Common mental disorders and HIV, antiretroviral treatment adherence, health and behaviour, evidence-based practice, community health psychology.
Dr Margie SchneiderCPMH) Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town Project Manager, AFrica Focus on Intervention Research for Mental Health (AFFIRM)
Research Interests: Disability studies with specific focus on definition and measurement, poverty and social protection; mental disorders as disability; measurement of mental health in surveys.
Prof Crick Lund
Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town & Professor, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
Chief Executive Officer, PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE (PRIME)
Principal Investigator, Africa Focus on Intervention Research for Mental health (AFFIRM)
Co-Investigator, Emerging Mental health systems in low and middle-income countries (EMERALD)
Research Interests: mental health policy and services, poverty and the social determinants of mental health
BA (UKZN), BA Honours (UCT), MA Religious Studies (UCT), BSocSci Hons (UCT), MSocSci Clin Psych (Rhodes), PhD (UCT)
Emily BaronPRIME) PhD Graduate Student, AFrica Focus on Intervention Research for Mental health (AFFIRM) Research interests: maternal mental health; community-based interventions for perinatal depression and distress; mental health service use.
Research Interests: planning and evaluation of complex mental health interventions, theory of change, mental health screening tools, HIV and mental health.
Research interests: Mental health and: the perinatal period, poverty, food insecurity, social support and other social determinants; Wilderness therapy and Animal assisted therapy.
Research interests: Health Systems; Global Health; Equity in access to health care services, Sustainable health financing, Poverty and Mental Health, Economic Evaluation, Economic impact(s) of (mental) illness; Economic benefits of healthcare access in Low- and Middle- Income countries
Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town
Administrator, PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE (PRIME)Administrator, Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH)
Dr Simone HonikmanPMHP) Co-Investigator, PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE (PRIME) Co-Investigator, Africa Focus on Intervention Research for Mental Health (AFFIRM) Member, Patient-Centred Maternity Care Code task team, Department of Health Member, Mental Health Policy Framework task team, Department of Health Ashoka Fellow
Research interests: Maternal mental health; gender-based violence; implementation science; psychology and public health; health worker training and public health
Charlotte Mande IlungaPMHP)
Dr Sharon Kleintjes
Research Interests: public mental health policy and service development; service user empowerment and gender based-issues in health
BCom (UWC), BCom Hons (Rhodes), MCom (Rhodes), MSc (Sussex), MPH (Johns Hopkins)Lecturer, School of Psychology, Stellenbosch University Principal Investigator: Knowledge and beliefs about HIV/AIDS among community members who utilise HIV/AIDS prevention and care services in the Western Cape, South Africa (funded by PAAIR) Co-Investigator: Evaluating an HIV vaccine research community engagement programme at an HIV prevention research centre in Western Cape, South Africa (funded by CHVI) Research interests: social determinants of health, community participation in health promotion, clinical trial participation, social aspects of HIV/AIDS, health literacy, illness beliefs, socio-behavioural issues in HIV vaccine research, community health psychology, public health.
Maggie MarxPRIME) & Centre for Public Mental Health (CPMH)
Research interests: Research communication, development, public health, monitoring and evaluation.
Songelwa MoboAFFIRM) Administrator, Perinatal Mental Health Project (PMHP)
Prof Tony NaidooResearch interests: Community Psychology; Career Psychology; Adolescent Development
Ms Stacey OranjiAFFIRM)
Sarah SkeenPAAIR) Researcher, Prevention Research for Community, Family and Child Health
Research Interests: child and adolescent mental health and development, early childhood development, mental health of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS, harmful use of alcohol, community-based programming for mental health and psychosocial wellbeing, mental health policy and planning.
Prof Leslie Swartz
Research Interests: Disability studies, public mental health, HIV and disability, citizenship and higher education; culture and mental health
Prof Mark TomlinsonPRIME) Principal Investigator, Thula Sana Co-Investigator, Child Community Care Study Co-Investigator, The Partnership for Alcohol and AIDS Intervention Research (PAAIR) Research Interests: Infant and child development in the context of adversity; postpartum depression and infant development; infant attachment; developmental psychopathology; community based prevention programs for families with infants and young children; community based prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV; community based prevention of alcohol use in pregnant mothers; priority setting in research; psychology and public health; infant mental health and public health
Dr Claire van der Westhuizen
Research Interests: Integration of mental health services into emergency and trauma centres, and primary care; violence and injury prevention; the development and adaptation of interventions; implementation research