Who is ACSENT?

Professor Colin Tredoux

I trained primarily at the University of Cape Town (Psychology Ph.D., 1996), but did additional undergraduate work in mathematics and statistics, at the University of South Africa.  I was appointed as a lecturer in 1990, and have been promoted through the ranks (Professor in 2007).  My chief research interest since the late 1980s has been eyewitness memory and identification, and a number of other topics in Psychology and Law, as well as some topics in Social Psychology.  I was Head of the Department of Psychology in the period 2007 – 2010.


Associate Professor Kevin G. F. Thomas

Kevin Thomas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. He has a PhD in clinical psychology, with a specialty in neuropsychology. Dr. Thomas received training in pediatric neuropsychology under Professor Eileen Fennell at the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL).

Associate Professor Susan Malcolm-Smith

Dr Susan Malcolm-Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology.  She completed a MA in neuropsychology, and a PhD at UCT. Her teaching focus is clinical pediatric neuropsychology. Her research focuses on social and affective neuroscience and neuropsychology, in particular the way in which emotion guides adaptive social functioning.

Doctor Leigh Schrieff-Elson

Dr Leigh Schrieff-Elson is a senior lecturer in the University of Cape Town’s Department of Psychology. Her teaching and research focus is mainly on neuropsychology, with a special interest in pediatric / developmental neuropsychology, traumatic brain injury and cognitive rehabilitation. Her research interests also include Social Psychology. Some of her past research has focused on contact theory and intergroup relations.

Doctor Progress Njomboro

Dr Progress Njomboro is a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology.  His research interests include the neuropsychiatric and cognitive correlates of apathy (dysexecutive impairments and socio-cognitive deficits); the neural substrates of goal directed behaviour; and acquired brain damage (degenerative disorders, stroke, traumatic brain injury)

Doctor Gosia Lipinska

Dr Gosia Lipinska is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology. She teaches adult neuropsychology.  Her research is focused on sleep – she is particularly interested in the association between sleep abnormalities and psychiatric disorders.

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