Welcome to the website of the Department of Psychiatry.

As part of the University of Pretoria Faculty of Health Sciences, the Department of Psychiatry plays an international role in maintaining health standards through quality education, research and community service.

Our Department strives towards excellence in research, teaching and service delivery, in a culture of cooperation and transparency.

Alongside our University based research and teaching, we also provide in-service training to mental health care providers in the Gauteng and Mpumalanga Department of Health. Further, in the context of the staff members’ various joint appointments within the Gauteng and Mpumalanga Health Departments, psychiatric services are rendered at Weskoppies specialist Psychiatric Hospital, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and Witbank Hospital as well as outreach services at community psychiatric clinics.

This site provides information to you as a student within the Faculty or as a visitor seeking to understand what it is we are achieving. You will learn of our mission and vision, about our diverse staff and students and, of course, the academic programmes we have to offer. You will learn of our areas of research focus and of our successes.

We hope you enjoy browsing this site. If you have trouble finding the information you are seeking, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Head of Department

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