​​​​​Department of Psychiatry


Psychiatrists - Tygerberg 

​​Child and Adolescent​ Psychiatry

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Dr. Anusha Lachman

MBChB, DCH, FCPsych, MMed (Psych), Cert Child Psych, MPhil (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry), PhD

Tel: 021 938 9021/4573
Fax: 021 938 6111

Dr. Lachman is the C&A consultant at the adolescent inpatient unit at Tygerberg Hospital and the  Head of the Clinical Unit at Tygerberg Child Psychiatry.​ She is also the program convener​​ for the MPhil in Infant Mental Health. Dr. Lachman's research interests include maternal and infant mental health, adolescent neuropsychiatry, and paediatric consultation-liaison psychiatry.

​​Fiona Schulte.jpgDr. Fiona Schulte

MD (Humboldt University Berlin), Dr.med. (Phillips University Marburg), Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and -psychotherapist,  FCPsych (CMSA), Certificate Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (CMSA), Diploma in Therapeutic Communications with Children (Tavistock/University of East London)

Tel: 021 938 4573

Dr. Schute is the consultant in the Child Psychiatry & Family Outpatient Unit at Tygerberg Hospital and a senior lecturer at Stellenbosch University.​ She is also the deputy program convener​​ for the MPhil Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 

Dr. EJ Smith

​​​MBChB, DMH (SA), PGDip (Psychotherapy), FCPsych, MMed (Psych)

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Tel: 021 938 4651


Dr. de Bever is the medical officer in C&A Psychiatry OPD. His special interests include neurodiversity (including ADHD) and gender diversity in children and adolescents.

Adult​​​ Psychiatry

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Dr. Kerry-Ann Louw 

MBChB, FCPsych, MMed (Psych), MPhil (Liaison Mental Health) 

Tel: 021 938 9116​

Dr.  Louw is a Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist and senior lecturer at Stellenbosch University. She is the Head of the Clinical Unit of adult psychiatry services and runs consultation-liaison psychiatry services at Tygerberg Hospital. 

Dr. Kate Mawson

MBCHB, DA(SA), FCPsych, MMed (Psych)

Tel: 021 938 9489

Dr. Mawson is a senior lecturer and Head of the Eating Disorders Unit at Tygerberg Hospital. Dr. Mawson is also a consultant for the acute admission ward at Tygerberg Hospital. Her research interests include community mental health and health systems, eating disorders and bariatric surgery, and evidence-based treatments for psychiatric illnesses and personality pathology. Dr. Mawson is also the departmental liaison for the International postgraduate (supernumerary) portfolio.

Dr. Leigh L. van den Heuvel

MBChB, FCPsych, MMed (Psych), PhD

​Tel: 021 938 9623

Dr. van den Heuvel is a psychiatrist and senior lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University and runs the neuropsychiatry unit at Tygerberg Hospital. Her primary research interests include stress-related conditions, psychoneuroendocrinology, and neuropsychiatry, with a focus on HIV psychiatry. She also has an interest in healthcare worker wellness and in utilising technology to broaden the reach of interventions.  Dr. van den Heuvel manages the Stellenbosch University Department of Psychiatry Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) clinical and research service.​