Prof Neo Morojele is a Chief Specialist Scientist and the Deputy Director of the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council. She is also an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand as well as in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town. She received her first degree in Psychology at the University of Zimbabwe in 1985, an MSc (Psychology of Education) at the Institute of Education of the University of London in 1988, and a PhD in Psychology at the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom, in 1994. During 1998-1999 she spent one year at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York on a NIDA/INVEST postdoctoral programme. Prof Morojele has experience in conducting substance abuse research in treatment, school, bar, hospital and community settings. Her current research focuses mainly on alcohol use and HIV; adolescent substance use; and alcohol policy-related investigations. She is the Associate Editor for Africa for the Journal of Substance Use; an Associate Editor of the African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies; and a Consulting Editor of the International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research. Prof Morojele is a member of the WHO Expert Working Group on the Classification of Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders of the International Advisory Group for the Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders.