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  • Professor Petrus J de Vries

    MBChB Stell, FRCPsych London, PhD Cantab

    ​​​Position
    Sue Struengmann Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    Academic Head: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    Director: Adolescent Health Research Unit
    Director: Centre for Autism Research in Africa

    Research Areas
    Autism Spectrum Disorders in Africa and low resource environments
    Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
    Adolescent Health and Health Promotion

    Current Research Projects
    Adolescent Health Research Unit: Sexual and reproductive health, adolescent mental health, bullying in adolescents, health & education systems for adolescents, intimate partner violence in adolescents
    Centre for Autism Research in Africa: Screening and diagnostic tool evaluation and development for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), evaluation and development of interventions for ASD, health & education systems for ASD, use of technology for screening, diagnosis, intervention and training in ASD
    Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) Research Programme: TSC-Associated Neuropsychiatric Disorders (TAND), clinical trials of mTOR inhibitors, natural history of TSC
    Staff Research Development Programme: research methods, scientific writing and research career mentoring for existing clinical staff

    Selected Publications: ResearchGate

    Email petrus.devries@uct.ac.za

  • Professor Jackie Hoare

    MBChB UCT, MRC(Psych) FC(Psych) SA, MPhil (Neuropsychiatry) UCT