My Masters research focused on the topic of stigma towards mental illness. This is a cause that I am extremely passionate about and I use every opportunity to create awareness and actively challenge such stigma. My research specifically investigated the attitudes of doctors in South African teaching hospitals towards mental illness and psychiatry. I was asked to present my research findings at the SASOP Congress in 2014 and the WITS annual psychiatry research day, where I received the award for best oral presentation on both occasions, as well as the MS Bell award.
On completion of my Masters degree, I was awarded the Louis Franklin Freed Prize for psychiatry in recognition of my research work.
After qualifying, I worked as a consultant psychiatrist at Tara Hospital for 2 years, where I was in charge of running the adult outpatient department. For a period of that time I also ran the psychotherapy unit.
I have been in private practice since May 2017 and continue to be invested in the long term mental well-being of all my patients.