Associate Professor Hetta Gouse

Associate Professor

PhD (Psychology), UCT


  • Associate Professor in the Division of Neuropsychiatry
  • Director: Safety and Cognition in Driving (SCID) Laboratory
  • Co-leader: International Neuropsychology Society Special Interest Group (INS SIG): Cross-cultural neuropsychology in COVID-19

Research Areas

  • Neurocognition in HIV and neurodegenerative disorders
  • Cognition in driving
  • Cross-cultural neuropsychology
  • Mobile health
  • Substance abuse treatment

Current projects

  • The effects of chronic conditions (HIV, diabetes mellitus and hypertension) on driving ability (K43 TW010361-01)
  • Building Resources to Achieve Improvement in Neurocognition (B.R.A.I.N.) in people with HIV
  • Improving assessment for neurocognitive mpairment among older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
  • Development and use of NeuroScreen, a tablet  based neurocognitive test battery
  • Understanding neuropsychology in the context of COVID-19
  • Contingency management for substance abuse disorders at Cape Town MATRIX outpatient clinics