Mail & Guardian 200 young South Africans

04 Jul 2017
04 Jul 2017

UCT Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health Post-doc included in Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans 2017

We are delighted to announce that Dr Eugene L Davids, a post-doctoral research fellow from the Adolescent Health Research Unit (AHRU) in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry has been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Mail & Guardian list of top 200 Young South Africans. The list is announced annually in June/July to celebrate highly talented young people across Arts & Entertainment, Business, Civil Society, Education, Environment, Film & Media, Health, Justice & Law, Politics & Government, Science & Technology, and Sport. 

Kadija Patel, Editor-in-Chief of The Mail & Guardian writes: "We have chosen these 200 young South Africans for their feats of brilliance as individuals, yes, but we have also chosen these wonderfully talented, resourceful, caring people because they remind us that all is not lost. They remind us that the pursuit of a better world is never in vain. Mostly, these young people remind us that we are not so alone in the world."

For further information about the list, see:

Eugene is a research psychologist with a particular interest in young people’s health decision-making and the influence of parenting style on young people. He grew up in Cape Town, and received his a Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees from the University of the Western Cape. He joined the AHRU as post-doctoral research fellow in January 2016. He received his PhD in April 2016, and already has completed 18 peer-reviewed publications and an edited book. He has received numerous awards including an Abe Bailey Fellowship, Mandela Rhodes Scholarship, and an Erasmus Mundus Travel Grant. He was elected as member of the South African Young Academy of Sciences, and was awarded a National Research Foundation Innovative Science Grant in 2016. He is also a member of the South African Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists and Allied Professions (SA-ACAPAP), and was elected as a Donald J Cohen International Scholar to attend the International Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) congress in Calgary, Canada in September, 2016.

To read more about Eugene and his achievements, see:

We are extremely proud of Eugene’s achievements and will do all we can as a Department and Division to support his career development.

Prof Petrus J de Vries
Sue Struengmann Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Division of Child & Adolescent  Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health
University of Cape Town