Discipline of Psychiatry

Head of Discipline


Prof Bonga Chiliza

Head of Department: Psychiatry
Tel: +27 (0)31 260 4321
E-mail: chilizab@ukzn.ac.za

CampusNelson R Mandela School of Medicine
Research InterestSchizophrenia, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Health Services Research, and Medical Education
BiosketchBonga Chiliza is an Associate Professor/Chief Specialist and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He completed his medical degree and psychiatry specialization at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and his PhD at Stellenbosch University. His research interests include schizophrenia, consultation-liaison psychiatry, health services and medical education. He is the Deputy Editor of the South African Journal of Psychiatry, as well as the President-Elect of the South African Society of Psychiatrists. Prof Chiliza has received a number of awards including the Hamilton Naki Clinical Research Fellowship and the CINP Rafaelsen Young Investigators Award. He has authored over 50 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. He has also served on a number of NGO Boards, including the SA YMCA and Life Choices. He is one of the Founding Directors of Harambee Medical Consulting and African Global Mental Health Institute.
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