Stellenbosch University (SU) is home to an academic community of 29 000 students as well as 3 000 permanent staff members on five campuses. The University is amongst South Africa’s leading tertiary institutions based on research output, student pass rates and rated scientists, and is recognised internationally as an academic institution of excellence.
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Prof Soraya Seedat is Distinguished Professor and Executive Head of Department of Psychiatry at Stellenbosch University. She is the Principal Investigator for the Stellenbosch site.
Dr Sharain Suliman is a research psychologist and postdoctoral researcher in psychiatry. She is the project co-ordinator.
Dr Leigh van den Heuvel is a psychiatrist and PhD student who is acting as project manager for the Stellenbosch team.
Sr Irene Mbanga is a Mental Health Nurse with a Nursing Admin Diploma. She has been involved in various mental health research projects for the past 20 years and is the trainer for SU site.
We are hopeful that the project will lead to improved access to mental health services and enhanced mental health care for youth in South Africa and Zambia.