University of Cape Town


MEGA project partner UCT


Prof. Dan Stein
Tel: + 27 21 650 2128

Prof. Dan J Stein
Co-principal investigator

Prof. Dan Stein, Head of the Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health at the University of Cape Town and UCT-Affiliated Hospitals, and Director of the South African MRC Research Unit on Risk & Resilience in Mental Disorders, is the Co-Principal Investigator for the UCT site.


Dr Elsie Breet

Elsie is a postdoctoral researcher in psychology. She is the project co-ordinator for the UCT site.

Deborah Jonker

Deborah is a research psychologist and will be acting as the project manager for the UCT site. She is responsible for the scientific development and execution of the project.

Adele Pretorius
Content expert

Dr. Adele Pretorius is a Senior Programme Manager in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health. She is a Clinical Psychologist and holds a PhD in Bio-systems Engineering. She has been managing large multi-site research studies in the Department since 2014. Previously, she has managed multi-national projects related to human performance and safety in the private sector in South Africa.

Weslin Charles
Administrative Manager/Trainer

Weslin is a research assistant and will be acting as the trainer for the MEGA project on the UCT site. She will assist with research support and administrative activities.