Department of Psychiatry

Heads of Clinical Units

​Clinical Services, Stikland Hospital​

Prof Liezl Koen
MBChB, MMed (Psych), PhD 

Tel: +27 21 940 4458
Fax: + 27 21 938 9738

Prof Koen is a senior specialist and associate professor. She is also the head of clinical services at Stikland Hospital. Her interests include schizophrenia, emergency psychiatry and psychopharmacology.

Adult Psychiatric Services, Tygerberg Hospital ​

Prof Gerhard Jordaan
MBChB, FCPsych (PR), MMed (Psych), DMed

Tel: +27 21 938 9489
Fax: +27 21 938 9738

Prof Jordaan is a psychiatrist, clinical head of the adult psychiatric unit at Tygerberg Hospital, and a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry. His areas of research interest include alcohol-induced psychotic disorder, eating disorders, and psychopharmacology.


Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services, Tygerberg Hospital

Hawkridge.jpgDr Susan Hawkridge
MBBCh, FFPsych 
Tel: +27 21 938 9174
Fax: +27 21 938 9738

Dr Hawkridge is a Fellow of the South African College of Psychiatrists and a registered child and adolescent psychiatrist. She is the head of child and adolescent psychiatry services at Tygerberg Hospital . She is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, Stellenbosch University and a visiting lecturer in the Departments of Psychology at Rhodes University and the University of the Western Cape. Her areas of interest include early onset psychotic disorders, paediatric psychopharmacology, paediatric neuropsychiatry, child and adolescent forensic psychiatry and community-based child psychotherapy. Her current service commitments include the integration of child and adolescent mental health care into primary health care services.​


Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services, Lenteguer Hospital

R_Nassen.pngDr Rene Nassen ​

​Tel: +27 21 370 1316
Fax: +27 21 938 9738