Department of Psychiatry


Psychiatrists - Tygerberg 

Associate Professor Laila Asmal
MBChB, FCPsych, MMed (Psych), MSc in Clinical Epidemiology cum laude

Tel: +27 21 938 9623
Fax: +27 21 938 9738

Dr Asmal is a lecturer and specialist psychiatrist, based at Tygerberg Hospital, and also the convener of MPhil in Neuropsychiatry. She has a clinical and academic interest in neuropsychiatry, and is currently involved in research related to first episode psychosis.​

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Dr Anusha Lachman

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

Tel: +27 21 938 4573

Fax: +27 21 919 5066


Dr Lachman is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, and a consultant at the adolescent inpatient unit at Tygerberg Hospital. 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.

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Kerry Louw.jpgDr Kerry-Ann Louw 

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

Tel: +27 21 938 9765
Fax: +27 21 938 9738

Jordaan.jpgProfessor 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.


Hawkridge.jpgDr Susan Hawkridge
MBBCh, FFPsych 

Tel: +27 21 938 9174
Fax: +27 21 938 9738

Dr Hawkridge is a registered child and adolescent psychiatrist and 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. 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.​