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FACULTY OF health scienceS
Kate Aschman
Policing and law enforcement; sexual offences and HIV;
human rights; gender-based violence and incarcerated
Laura M Huss
Incarcerated women; imprisonment.
Talia Meer
Gender-based violence, women’s rights, LGBTI rights,
access to justice, rural development, and political ecology
Professor Jeanne Flavin (Fulbright Scholar
– Fordham University)
The impact of the criminal justice system on women; social
and civil rights of women; reproductive rights.
Helene Combrinck (University of the Western
Disability law and policy, domestic violence and disability.
Debbie Victor
Sally Pope (New York University)
Viviana Arcia (Stanford University)
Jayna Kusada (Department of Social
Development, UCT)
Talia Meer (Dalhousie University)
Contact Details
Postal Address: Gender, Health & Justice Research Unit,
Entrance 1, Level 1, Falmouth Building, Faculty of Health
Sciences, UCT, Anzio Road, Observatory, 7925
Telephone: +27 21 406 6024
Fax: +27 21 406 6020
E-mail: or
Division of Haematology
(Including the UCT Leukaemia Unit)
Head of Division: Professor N. Novitzky
Diagnostic Services
The Division of Haematology at Groote Schuur Hospital
is a complex unit with multi disciplinary activities that
include outpatient clinics, admission beds as well as
diagnostic and research laboratories. The clinical services
are organised under the umbrella of the Department of
Internal Medicine, while the laboratory diagnostic sections
are under the broader organisation of the Department
of Clinical & Laboratory Sciences and National Health
Laboratory Service (NHLS).
The laboratory continues to offer comprehensive
diagnostic testing for the diagnosis and management of
all haematological malignancies. It also offers diagnostic
services for a Comprehensive Haemophilia Centre, as
well as to a number of tertiary / quaternary programs.
This laboratory also acts as a tertiary referral centre for
local hospitals and outlying clinics of the Western Cape,
as well for referral samples from the Eastern Cape. The
routine and molecular haematology laboratories were
again successfully accredited by SANAS.
Teaching and Training
The department remains a primary teaching and training
site for medical technologists, technicians, undergraduate
medical students of the University of Cape Town and
registrars (specialising postgraduate doctors) in
Haematopathology and Clinical Haematology. Currently
there are five haematology pathology registrars and one
clinical pathology registrar who are enrolled in the UCT
postgraduate program.
Teaching and training is provided for student technologists
from other laboratories who have undergone training in
specialised haematology tests performed at this centre.
The following molecular assays were added to the
schedule during this period:
Short Tandem Repeat (STR) analysis which monitors
bone marrow engraftment following allogeneic stem cell
FLT3 D835/839 point mutation detection for prognostication
of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML)
Consultant pathologists Dr Almero Du Pisani, Dr
Jessica Opie and Dr Monalisa Ntobogwana as well as
Mr Francois Barton have delivered training courses to
NHLS technologists from the Eastern Cape on basic and
advanced morphology and haematological malignancies.
These courses have been delivered both in the Eastern
Cape and at NHLS Green Point Complex in Cape Town.
Divisional Statistics
Permanent and Long-term Contract Staff:
Clinical Service
Senior Specialists
Clinical Registrars