CPMH researchers from the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University came together in November to share their ongoing research projects. The goal of the rapid-fire presentations was to inform the greater research community of CPMH activities. After being welcomed by Ashraf Kagee and Katherine Sorsdahl, CPMH co-director, Dr Sarah Skeen presented their work at the Institute for Life Course Health Research. After that Stephan Rabie described the work he and his colleagues have done through the Eyethu Soccer Study. Sarah and Stephan do their work through Stellenboch University. The University of Cape Town’s CPMH team then presented their current work. Prof Crick Lund, professor of Global Mental Health, presented on the Project to Improve Mental Health Care (PRIME), an eight-year research consortium. Dr Claire van der Westhuizen followed with a discussion on MIND and MINDY. Dr Simone Honikman spoke about the PHMP’s challenges and successes, Dr Zulfa Abrahams spoke about the first year of ASSET and prof Marguerite Schneider updated the attendees on STRiDE. Following that, three of the CPMH’s PhD students updated us on their research progress.
One of the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health’s PhD fellows, Megan Malan, recently travelled to Bangkok to present her research at the World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Safety 2018).
Her poster presentations on the prevalence and predictors of intimate partner violence among pregnant women attending a midwife and obstetrics unit in the Western Cape as well as on the evaluation of a substance use screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) service for injured and non-injured patients in South African emergency centres. Megan shared many lessons she learnt from speakers at the conference on her Twitter feed.
Injuries and violence are a major public health burden across the globe. The 13th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Safety 2018) brought together over 1000 of the world’s leading researchers, practitioners, policymakers and activists to share information and experiences and to discuss solutions. Conference major theme was “Advancing injury and violence prevention towards SDGs.”
You can download Megan’s poster presentations here: