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Health Sciences
Research Associates
Professor Jeanne Flavin (Fulbright Scholar – Fordham
The impact of the criminal justice system on women; social
and civil rights of women; reproductive rights.
Helene Combrinck (University of the Western Cape)
Disability law and policy, domestic violence and disability.
Debbie Victor
Louise Carmody (Faculty of Law, UCT)
Chloë McGrath (Department of Criminal Justice, UCT)
Jenna Chai (University of Michigan)
Gabrielle Inglis (McMaster University, Canada)
Swantje Tiedemann (University of Hamburg)
Emma Backe (Vassar College, USA)
Lauren Gomer (University of Kent)
Contact Details
Postal Address: Gender, Health & Justice Research Unit,
Entrance 1, Level 1, Falmouth Building, Faculty of Health
Sciences, UCT, Anzio Road, Observatory, 7925
Telephone: +27 21 406 6024
Fax: +27 21 406 6020
E-mail: or
Department Of Clinical
Laboratory Sciences
Division Of Haematology And Uct
Leukaemia Unit
Head of Division: Professor Nicolas Novitzky
Divisional Profile
Diagnostic Services
The Division of Haematology at Groote Schuur Hospital
is a complex unit with multi- disciplinary activities that
include outpatient clinics, admission beds as well as
diagnostic and research laboratories. The clinical services
are organised under the umbrella of the Department of
Internal Medicine, while the laboratory diagnostic sections
are under the broader organisation of the Department
of Clinical & Laboratory Sciences and National Health
Laboratory Service (NHLS).
The laboratory continues to offer comprehensive
diagnostic testing for the diagnosis and management of
all haematological malignancies. It also offers diagnostic
services for a Comprehensive Haemophilia Centre, as
well as to a number of tertiary / quaternary programs.
This laboratory also acts as a tertiary referral centre for
local hospitals and outlying clinics of the Western Cape,
as well for referral samples from the Eastern Cape. The
routine and molecular haematology laboratories were
again successfully accredited by SANAS.
Teaching and Training
The department remains a primary teaching and training
site for medical technologists, technicians, undergraduate
medical students of the University of Cape Town and
registrars (specialising postgraduate doctors) in
Haematopathology and Clinical Haematology. Currently
there are five haematology pathology registrars and one
clinical pathology registrar who are enrolled in the UCT
postgraduate program.
Dr Karen Shires continues to provide training in the
molecular haematology course for haematology registrars
and technologists together with Ms Iva Shankland. Dr
Karen Shires and Ms Iva Shankland have provided PCR
and DNA lectures/practicals for Anatomical Pathology
registrars. Dr Karen Shires is part of a team who have
developed the Molecular Forensic MSc course. She is the
Forensic Genetics course convener.
Dr Shaheen Mowla is involved in the following
Undergraduate Teaching: MBChB Intercalated Molecular
Medicine course: Basic cell structure and function; Cell
Cycle; Cell Stress responses and cell death mechanisms;
Restriction Enzymes and Electrophoresis; MBChB
Semester 2: Histology of the skin; MBCHB Semester 3:
Histopathology of the skin.
Consultant pathologists Drs Almero Du Pisani, Jessica Opie
and Monalisa Ntobogwana as well as Mr Francois Barton
have delivered training courses to NHLS technologists at
NHLS Green Point Complex in Cape Town.