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Director of the Perinatal Mental Health Project; Senior researcher, University of Cape Town

Dr Simone Honikman is a medical doctor (UCT) with clinical experience in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Psychiatry and a Masters degree in
Maternal and Child Health (UCT). She is founder and director of the 15-year old
Perinatal Mental Health Project (PMHP) based at UCT. The Project has received
formal commendation by the World Health Organisation. Simone received the
international Ashoka Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurship, collaborates with several international research consortia, has published academic papers, chapters, editorials and training manuals. She designs and conducts training for a wider range of healthcare and social service providers and consults to health policy and programme processes provincially and nationally.


  • –present
    Director of the Perinatal Mental Health Project, University of Cape Town


  • 2004 
    University of Cape Town, MPhil Maternal and Child Health