Dr Taryn Williams

Evidence-Based Mental Health Researcher, Department of Psychiatry, Brain Behaviour Unit, UCT

Research Interests

The evidence based psychopharm project. Although there have been important advances in effective and cost-efficient treatments for mental disorders, clinician-friendly syntheses of the evidence are needed, and in particular, in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The evidence based psychopharm project extends this work by expanding and synthesizing this evidence-base to increase the representivity of such work and management; busy clinicians cannot digest all the literature and must rely on rigorous evidence-based reviews and guidelines. Working with researchers in LMICs, the specific research objectives are:

1) To strengthen knowledge about and the ethos of evidence-based mental health;

2) To build capacity in evidence-based innovative methodologies; and

3) To provide training to clinicians and front-line workers in South Africa and LMICs.

Research Areas

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience