Departmental Research Committee
|Prof Mushi Matjila||Member|
|Dr Tracey Adams||Chairperson|
|Dr Chantal Stewart||Member|
|Dr Kendall Brouard||Member|
|Dr Malika Patel||Deputy Chairperson|
|Dr Gregory Petro||Member|
|Prof Lynette Denny||Ex-officio member|
|Prof Susan Fawcus||Ex-officio member|
|Prof Zephne van der Spuy||Ex-officio member|
|Ms Jennifer Heunis||Research Assistant|
Important documentation relating to DRC submissions and collaborative protocols
Research which Consultants are interested in:
Professor Lynette Denny
Cervical cancer: prevention in low-resource settings; natural history; precursors in HIV positive women. Other gynaecological cancers: management of endometrial,ovarian cancer and advanced vulval cancer. HPV: prevalence, types; vaccination, DNA typing.
Professor Susan Fawcus
Maternal mortality; Perinatal mortality; Intrapartum asphyxia; Magnesium supplementation in pregnancy; Respectful maternity care, Calcium and pre-eclampsia Obstetric haemorrhage
Professor Zephne van der Spuy
Contraceptive and interceptive development; Polycystic ovary syndrome; Reproductive failure; Endocrine dysfunction in pregnancy; Menopause; Nutrition and reproductive health; Genetics of benign gynaecological conditions.
Professor Silke Dyer
Infertility: Management in low-resource settings, psychosocial consequences, assisted reproductive technology (ART), ART data registries.
Dr Saadiqa Allie
Obstetric hysterectomy; Teenage pregnancy.
Dr Anne Horak
High risk obstetrics; Fetal cardiac abnormalities.
Prof Mushi Matjila
Fetal Anomalies: Antenatal Pyelectasis; Reproductive endocrinology in normal and abnormal pregnancies. PhD thesis (in process): “The role of Kisspeptin and cognate receptor GPR 54 in placentation”.
Dr Nomonde Mbatani
Uterine sarcomas: outcome of treatment; Treatment outcome and complications of gynaecological malignancy.
Assoc Prof Greg Petro
Clinical epidemiology; Haemorrhage and transfusion in the obstetric patient; Termination of pregnancy.
Dr Linda Rogers
Vulval cancer, MRI Imaging in endometrial and cervical cancer, optimal management of early stage cervical cancer, outcome of ovarian cancer in developing countries.
Dr Leann Schoeman
High-risk obstetrics; Audit of clinical obstetric management; cardiac disease in pregnancy.
Dr Chantal Stewart
Fetal medicine; Women’s expectations of and attitudes to fetal anomaly scans; Preterm labour; Ultrasound screening for risk of pregnancy complications.