Psychiatry
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

​​​​​​​Department of Psychiatry​

​​​​​​​​​Current Registrars in Psychiatry​​


Chief RegistrarMichelle Bowers

Tygerberg Hospital

Research project: Prediction and Prevention of PTSD in COVID high care patients.


Petrus Steyn

Tygerberg Hospital

Research project: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy modified for a resource-limited setting in Cape Town, South Africa: a descriptive study.


Abongile Makuluma

Tygerberg Hospital

Research project: Adolescence risky sexual behaviours.


Khin Kyaw

Stikland Hospital

Research project: The Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Psychogeriatric Patients in a Private Practise in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town.


Creeshen Muddapah

Tygerberg Hospital

​Research project: To evaluate whether using the CIWA-Ar (Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment of Alcohol Scale, Revised) withdrawal rating scale during alcohol withdrawal at an inpatient alcohol rehabilitation unit reduces benzodiazepine use and improves withdrawal outcomes.


Akeem Adedolapo

Lentegeur Hospital

Research project: Xenophobic Experiences and Mental Health Impact in African International Students at Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa.


Danell Coetzee

Lentegeur Hospital

Research project: Long-term outcomes of an assertive community treatment (ACT) intervention: a 10-year follow-up.


Sbongile Ncetani-Mpongwna

Tygerberg Hospital

Research project: Experiences of Black African mothers providing continuous Kangaroo Mother Care in a tertiary hospital in the Western Cape, South Africa.


Zulfa Ryklief

Tygerberg Hospital

Research project: Rates of and factors associated with atopy and allergies in PTSD patients as compared to trauma-exposed controls.


Suresh Shwetha

Lentegeur Hospital

Research project: Caregiver mental health status at a tertiary Atopic Dermatitis clinic.


Pamela Zungu

Stikland Hospital

Research project: Qualitative multiple case study of the narratives of women presenting during pregnancy, peripartum or following termination of pregnancy with deliberate self-harm attempts at a public urban hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.


Elton Fayiah Gbollie

Tygerberg Hospital

Research project: Physician attitudes and beliefs around the use of digital safety planning apps to prevent suicide.


Lauren Hendricks

Tygerberg Hospital

Research project: Problematic internet usage in children (7-18 years) who attend the Tygerberg Hospital Child and Adolescent Outpatient Unit.


Katharine Kirykowicz

Stikland Hospital

Research project: The feasibility, acceptability and efficacy of a self-management app on the mental health of clinicians working during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Gondah Lekpeh

Tygerberg Hospital

Research project: Neurological and neuropsychiatric manifestations in patients admitted at Tygerberg Hospital, Cape Town from March 2020 to February 2021.​​


Catherine Farmer

Stikland Hospital

Research project: Patterns of medication use during pregnancy.


Kirsten Rowe

Stikland Hospital

Research project: Exploring the relationship between nutrients known to affect cognition and executive function in adults with PTSD


Matema Thosago​

Tygerberg Hospital

Research project: Examining the contribution of antipsychotic medication to the prevalence and clinical characteristics  of adults with chronic dystonia presenting to a Botulinum Toxin Clinic in a tertiary state facility in Cape Town, South Africa

Adyan King​

Stikland Hospital

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Portia Mtyapi-Nyaka

Stikland Hospital

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Angus Byers

Lentegeur Hospital

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Pin-An Chen

Tygerberg Hospital

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Frieda M Kalenga

Tygerberg Hospital

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Jessica Kew

Stikland Hospital

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Anmari van Dyk

Tygerberg Hospital

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Elle Visser

Stikland Hospital

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