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UCT Research Report '11
peripheral neuropathies; congenital myopathies; complex
epilepsies in childhood; role of video telemetry in paediatric
neurology practice; neurofibromatosis; paediatric spinal
pathologies; neuroradiological diagnostic and prognostic
indicators of TBM, neurological manifestations of HIV;
rare neuromuscular disorders; psychological impact of
epilepsy surgery; ketogenic diet in epilepsy.
D. Woods
Perinatal distance education; wind up monitoring
M. Zampoli
Childhood respiratory infections; HIV-associated lung
disease; Cystic fibrosis.
H. Zar
Childhood TB (specifically new diagnostic strategies),
childhood pneumonia, HIV-associated lung disease;
low cost spacer devices for asthma; epidemiology of
childhood asthma. Drakenstein child lung health study, a
birth cohort study to investigate the antenatal and early life
determinants of child health
Contact Details
Postal Address: Department of Paediatric Medicine
and Child Health, University of Cape Town, Red Cross
Children’s Hospital, Rondebosch, 7700
Tel: +27 21 658 5324
Fax: +27 21 689 1287
UCT General enquiries: +27 21 650 9111
UCT web:
Research coordinator: Geanine Hopley @ 021-6850810
Affiliated Disciplines
Allied Health Sciences
Head of Unit: Sameer Rahim
The Unit of Associated Paediatric Disciplines is multi-
disciplinary, including all the paediatric therapy professions
of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics/
Nutrition, Speech Therapy, Audiology and Social Work.
The Division undertakes undergraduate and postgraduate
teaching and training in all aspects of paediatric care, both
acute and chronic. The Division is active in conducting
research in Paediatric fields, often collaborating with
members of other Divisions. The individual departments
also run departmental weekly and monthly CPD programs
accredited by UCT.
Permanent and long-term contract staff (PGWC)
Permanent staff (Full time)
Permanent staff (Part time)
Community service
Undergraduate students
Elective registered via UCT
Post graduate students
Research Fields and Staff
Lezanne le Roux (Speech Therapy)
The Nature of Feeding and Swallowing Difficulties in the
Paediatric Cerebral Palsy Population Who Have Had
Videoflouroscopic Swallow Studies
Rukaiya Mowzer (Physiotherapy)
The Role of Closed vs Open Circuit Suction in the
Prevention of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in the
Paediatric Population
Thandi Mlindi (Occupational Therapy) awaiting
ethics Approval
Caregiver Perspective of Caring for a child with Severe
Cerebral Palsy Living in Khayelitsha.
Sameer Rahim (Physiotherapy) taking a 1 yr
Leave of absence due to work commitments
The Incidence of and Risk factors associated to Ventilator
Associated Pneumonia in a PICU with a high HIV
Shihaam Cader and Bernadette Saayman
Case Series report of all patients receiving SMOF IV lipid
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Head of Unit: Dr Wendy Vogel
The clinical services associated with the Division of Child
and Adolescent Psychiatry are offered in the following units:
Outpatient Unit; Consultation-Liaison Unit; Parent-infant
Mental Health Service; and Therapeutic Learning Centre (an
in-patient unit for children under 13 years.) Training is provided
for psychiatric registrars and clinical psychology interns. In