Date: Monday, 25 October 2021
Speaker: Professor Bonga Chiliza
Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal
Prof Chiliza has a special interest in schizophrenia, and is an active researcher in the field.
In addition to his academic post at UKZN, he is the outgoing President of the South African Society of Psychiatrists, and the Deputy Editor of the South African Journal of Psychiatry. He completed his medical degree and psychiatry specialisation at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and his PhD at Stellenbosch University. His research interests include schizophrenia, consultation-liaison psychiatry, health services and medical education. Prof Chiliza’s research awards include the Hamilton Naki Clinical Research Fellowship, and research grants from international funding agencies. He has authored over 75 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. He has served on a number of NGO Boards, including the SA YMCA and Life Choices; and is one of the Founding Directors of Harambee Medical Consulting and the Africa Global Mental Health Institute.
Topic: The role of childhood and adolescent trauma in schizophrenia