The University of Cape Town shines as seven of its researchers were elected to the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), which this year elected a total of 29 new members at the awards ceremony in October 2022.
The Neuroscience Institute's own Prof Jacqueline Hoare, of the department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, was amongst these seven.
Trained as a neuropsychiatrist, Hoare is a professor of psychiatry. She heads up UCT’s Division of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and co-directs the UCT HIV Mental Health unit. Her clinical work includes treating mental illness, neurocognitive disorders and adherence in adolescents and adults with chronic illness. In the last two years, Hoare has gained significant clinical experience in managing the mental health consequences of COVID-19. She founded and chairs the Adolescent Clinicians Group and Better Together Adolescent service at Groote Schuur Hospital.