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 

DRC Terms of Reference

Departmental Collaborative Research Framework

DRC Process 

Notice Submission



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.