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Associate Professors

  • Associate Professor Simone Honikman


    MBChB UCT; MPhil (Maternal and Child Health) UCT

    Associate Professor of Public Mental Health

    Director: Perinatal Mental Health Project

    Research Areas

    • Mental health and maternal health policy
    • Integration of mental health services into Maternal and Child Health platforms in low and middle-income countries
    • Social determinants of maternal mental ill-health
    • Service provider mental health and competence
    • Cost-effectiveness of investments in maternal mental health

    Current Research Interests and Projects

    Guideline/Manual development for World Health Organisation and SA National Department of Health

    Maternal mental health resource development, curation and dissemination for service users, providers and health managers

    Improving access to and the quality of care for pregnant and postnatal women living with common mental disorders – running service demonstration site

    Health systems strengthening in sub-Saharan Africa (ASSET):

    Nyamekela4Care (service provider training, support and self-care intervention) – feasibility studies

    • Community Oriented Primary Care
    • Child and Youth Care Workers

    CoMaCH - Co-designing Community-based ICTs Interventions to Enhance Maternal and Child Health in South Africa.

    Global Economics in Perinatal Mental Health Project (GEMMH) project

    SA National Department of Health mental health investment case


    Publications: PubMed

  • Associate Professor Marguerite Schneider

    Margie Schneider (PhD) is an associate professor and Deputy Director of the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, University of Cape Town. Her early career was in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology before moving into broader social science research focusing on disability studies and mental health. She is currently leading the South African work on the STRiDE project which looks at strengthening responses to dementia in developing countries. She has published on disability measurement, the intersection of disability, poverty and social protection, and in mental health and dementia.  She has been and is currently an active member of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics since 2002 and is the co-chair of the Mental Health measures workgroup.



  • Associate Professor Henk Temmingh


    Consultant Psychiatrist, Therapeutic and Intermediate Services, Valkenberg Hospital

    Research Areas

    Psychopathology, multi-morbidity, transdiagnostic approaches, therapeutic models, psychodynamic therapies, mentalization-based treatments, group psychotherapy.

    Selected Publications: ResearchGate