Professor John Joska

Director, HIV Mental Health Research Unit, UCT

Research Interests

My area of interest is HIV and the brain from a neurologic and behavioural point of view. I am specifically interested in how HIV might cause or aggravate cognitive disorders, how these conditions might be measured, and how they might be mitigated. As populations with HIV age, this will be a particular issue. Our Group has also researched several behavioural interventions in the context of HIV care engagement and ART adherence. We have expertise in developing and adapting interventions for depression, sexual trauma, and substance abuse.

Research Areas

Clinical Neuroscience • Cognitive & Behavioural Neuroscience