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National Committee

President
Dr Wendy Duncan
Dr Wendy Duncan is a child psychiatrist in private practice; this after over 15 years in the state sector in Johannesburg and having been a lecturer within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Witwatersrand. In addition to her involvement with SAACPAP, Wendy has been an active member of the South African Society of Psychiatrists(SASOP) and was National Convenor for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Special Interest Group (CAPSIG) of SASOP for several years. She is a member of the Gauteng Association of Infant Mental Health (GAIMH). She is Co-Director of Adolescent Services and Consultant Psychiatrist, at The Day Clinic in Saxonwold. Wendy has contributed her expertise on radio, a number of television and print media platforms, through several lectures and speaking engagements, as well as conference presentations and academic writings. She has a passionate interest in infant mental health, complex trauma and its clinical presentation, early-onset anxiety disorders and affect regulation difficulties.

President Elect
Prof Petrus de Vries
Sue Struengmann Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry University of Cape Town (UCT)
Academic Head: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry UCT
Director: Adolescent Health Research Unit
Director: Centre for Autism Research in Africa

National Secretary
Dr Ronelle Price-Price-Hughes

Dr Ronelle Price-Hughes completed her MB Ch B at the University of Stellenbosch in 1998. She did her Psychiatry training through the University of Witwatersrand (WITS) and was admitted as a Fellow of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa in 2009 and completed her certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (SA) in 2012. Ronelle is currently Head of Clinical Unit, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Tara Hospital, Johannesburg and as a joint appointee also a lecturer within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS).

National Treasurer
Prof Linda Theron
Professor and Head, Department of Educational Psychology and Centre for the Study of Resilience, Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria
Extraordinary Professor, Optentia Research Entity, North-West University (NWU)

Dr Stella Mokitimi
Advanced Psychiatric Nurse Specialist,
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.
PhD University of Cape Town

Dr Eugene Davids
Eugene Lee Davids is Co-Director of the Adolescent Health Research Unit in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cape Town. He currently holds a Bachelor of Psychology (B.Psych), masters and doctoral degree in Child and Family Studies from the University of the Western Cape. His work is largely research-based, with a keen focus on the role of parenting styles in adolescent health-related decision-making. As an emerging academic, Eugene has published over 19 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Eugene is also a member of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) and has been selected as a Donald J Cohen International Scholar in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Ms RayAnn Cook
Occupational therapist and Director of Sensory Kidzone. Head of EDCOM of South African Institute of Sensory Integration (SAISI)

Dr Enver Karim
Principal Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, King DiniZulu Memorial Hospital, KZN
Lecturer, University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN)

Dr Lily van Rijn
Child Psychiatric Nurse Specialist
Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, University of Free State (UFS)

Dr Fiona Schulte
Dr Fiona Schulte studied medicine, anthropology and gender studies in Germany and graduated in 1997. She qualified as a child & adolescent psychiatrist and psychotherapist in Germany. Upon immigration to South Africa Dr Schulte became a Fellow of the College of Psychiatrist in 2010, having been trained at Wits University and UCT. She completed her Certificate of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in 2014 based at Tygerberg Hospital/Stellenbosch University. Dr Schulte holds a Tavistock Diploma in Therapeutic Communications with Children.
Dr Schulte worked as a consultant in various tertiary psychiatric hospitals, most recently at the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (DCAP) at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, overseeing the Parent Infant Mental Health Service and Adolescent Mental Health Service. Dr Schulte moved into full time private practice as a child & adolescent psychiatrist in Cape Town in February 2018, remaining a senior lecturer with the Department of Humanities and the Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health at the University of Cape Town. In addition, she is a consulting for the Department of Justice with regards to criminal capacity assessments of juvenile offenders at Valkenberg Hospital.
Dr Schulte is the Convenor of the Child & Adolescent Special Interests Group (CAPSIG) of the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) and a Board member of SAACAPAP.

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