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Professor John Joska

A professor of psychiatry, Head of the Division of Neuropsychiatry at Groote Schuur Hospital and a Director of the HIV Mental Health Research Unit in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town.  Professor Joska established a research program in NeuroHIV in the Western Cape Province, South Africa.  The group has been funded by the NIMH, EDCTP, MRC and NRF.  Projects include neurobiological investigations of the effects of HIV on brain structure and function, and neurobehavioral studies of adherence and psychological interventions.  The group is interested in screening for neurocognitive disorders, as well as the combined effects of HIV and ageing on the brain.


Education

University of Cape Town - 1993

·      MBChB, Equivalent to MD

Colleges of Medicine of  South Africa - 2002

·      FCPsych, Psychiatry

University of Cape Town – 2004

·      Master of Medicine (Psychiatry), General Psychiatry

University of Cape Town - 2011

·      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Psychiatry



Professor Jackie Hoare


A professor of psychiatry, Head of the Division of Liaison Psychiatry at Groote Schuur Hospital and Director of the HIV Mental Health Research Unit in the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health.

Professor Hoare's research and clinical career focuses on South Africa, home to the largest number of people infected with HIV in the world. The need for psychiatrists with expertise in researching and treating mental illness in this HIV infected population has become increasingly important. After training and obtaining her MRCPsych at the South London and Maudsley NHS trust (SLAM) she returned to South Africa in 2007.  Professor Hoare became the first candidate in South Africa to obtain an MPhil in Neuropsychiatry in 2010, and was awarded an PhD and promoted to Associate Professor in 2015. Further she has been involved in neuroAIDS research since 2007 and have been a co-investigator on a NIH R01 study with Professor Rob Paul that applied neuropsychological and neuroimaging methods in a study of adults infected with clade C HIV in Cape Town, South Africa.  

Education

University of Cape Town - 1999

·      MBChB, Medicine

University of Cape Town - 2001

·      DMH (SA), Psychiatry

King's College London – 2006

·      MRC Psych (UK), Psychiatry

University of Cape Town - 2008

·      FCPsych (SA), Psychiatry

University of Cape Town – 2010

·      MPhil, Neuropsychiatry

University of Cape Town - 2015

·      PhD, Psychiatry