BSc Occupational Therapy UCT
MSc Occupational Therapy UCT
Fadia Gamieldien is currently a PhD fellow. She holds an MSc Occupational Therapy degree (UCT-2015) and a BSc Occupational Therapy degree (UCT-1996). She is a senior clinical educator in the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Division of Occupational Therapy (2008-present). Between 1997-2007 Fadia was employed in a range of mental health services within the Department of Health: Western Cape Province. She worked as a clinician in a tertiary psychiatric hospital and a senior occupational therapist on a community mental health team. After that, she joined the Western Cape Provincial Office, where she was employed as an Assistant Director in the Directorate: Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Her last job with the Department of Health was as the Occupational Therapy Department Head at a tertiary institution for adults with intellectual disabilities. She has actively engaged in public mental health service delivery projects focusing on intersectoral collaboration, health innovation, and social engagement. She is passionate about mental health service users' contribution toward a collective understanding of personal recovery and occupational engagement and how this can contribute to curriculum and service redesign.
Areas of Interest
Personal Recovery and Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Supported Education, Severe Mental illness, Community Development and Disability Inclusion
Current Research Projects
Recovery from Severe Mental Illness
Supported Education in Higher Education
Gamieldien, F., Galvaan, R., Myers, B., Syed, Z., & Sorsdahl, K. (2021). Exploration of recovery of people living with severe mental illness (SMI) in low/middle-income countries (LMICs): a scoping review. BMJ open, 11(3), e045005. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045005
Gamieldien, F., Galvaan, R., Myers, B., & Sorsdahl, K. (2021). Service Providers Perspectives on Personal Recovery from Severe Mental Illness in Cape Town, South Africa: A Qualitative Study. Community mental health journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-021-00904-8
Gamieldien, F., Galvaan, R., & Duncan, M. (2021). Perspectives of male mental health service users with serious mental disorders on their community integration following a residential-based rehabilitation programme in South Africa: “It’s a catch-22 situation”. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, 51(1), 63
Gamieldien, F., Galvaan, R., Myers, B., & Sorsdahl, K. (2020). Exploration of recovery of people living with severe mental illness (SMI) in low-income and middle-income countries (LMIC): a scoping review protocol. BMJ open, 10(2), e032912. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032912
Gamieldien, F., & van Niekerk, L. (2017). Street vending in South Africa: An entrepreneurial occupation. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, 47(1), 24-29. https://doi.org/10.17159/2310-3833/2017/vol47n1a5.