Professor Petrus J de Vries


MBChB Stell, FRCPsych London, PhD Cantab


Sue Struengmann Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Academic Head: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Director: Adolescent Health Research Unit
Director: Centre for Autism Research in Africa

Research Areas

Autism Spectrum Disorders in Africa and low resource environments
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
Adolescent Health and Health Promotion

Current Research Projects

Adolescent Health Research Unit: Sexual and reproductive health, adolescent mental health, bullying in adolescents, health & education systems for adolescents, intimate partner violence in adolescents
Centre for Autism Research in Africa: Screening and diagnostic tool evaluation and development for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), evaluation and development of interventions for ASD, health & education systems for ASD, use of technology for screening, diagnosis, intervention and training in ASD
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) Research Programme: TSC-Associated Neuropsychiatric Disorders (TAND), clinical trials of mTOR inhibitors, natural history of TSC
Staff Research Development Programme: research methods, scientific writing and research career mentoring for existing clinical staff

Selected Publications: