Lachman, Anusha

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0219384573 (cell) 0834805178
South Africa

Faculty of Medicine, Tygerberg Campus
Department of Psychiatry
Cape Town, SA


MBCHB (2001) ñ Nelson Mandela School of Medicine (University of Natal)
DCH (2003) ñ Diploma in Child Health
FCPSYCH (2009) ñ Fellowship of College of Psychiatrists (SA)
MMED(Psych) (2011) ñ University of Stellenbosch
Cert Child Psych (cum laude 2011) ñ Colleges of Medicine (SA)
Mphil (Child &Adolescence) cum laude (2012) ñ University of Stellenbosch

Psychiatry Fellowship Training ñ University of Stellenbosch/Department of Health (2006-2009)
Child Psychiatry Subspecialist training ñ University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg Hospital (2010-2012)


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Dr Anusha Lachman qualified as a medical doctor in 2001 from the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine in South Africa. She graduated as a specialist psychiatrist from the Colleges of Medicine SA in 2009, and completed her sub-specialist degree in Child Psychiatry (cum laude) in 2011. Dr Lachman currently heads the Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Unit at Tygerberg Childrenís Hospital in Cape Town and is a joint lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Stellenbosch. She completed her MMED in Psychiatry and Mphil in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry(cum laude). Her special interests lie in Infant Mental Health, Neuropsychiatry and First Episode Psychosis. She has published in peer review journals and been a co-author on chapters, including the on-line textbook for the International Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists and Allied Professionals (IACAPAP). In 2012, Dr Lachman was selected as a recipient of the Donald J Cohen Fellowship and attended the leadership and mentorship program hosted by IACAPAP in Paris. She is currently involved in international collaborative projects focusing on Infant Mental Health, and Sexual & Substance Risk Behaviours in Adolescents with Mental Illness. She is interested in strengthening the field of translational research in children & adolescence, and is clinically involved in promoting bench to bedside research.

– Accepted to participate in 11th International Research Training Seminar in Child &Adolescent Psychiatry hosted by Fondazione, Italy, supported by World Psychiatric Association – Camposampiero, Italy, May 2014
– Selected to for international mentorship under the MERC (Mellon Early Research Career) foundation, Stellenbosch University 2014
– Involved in the First 1000 days of Life program’s cross sectoral initiative since 2014 in South Africa and has culminated in the creation and recent approval of an Mphil in Infant Mental Health degree at the University of Stellenbosch. She will be the co-convenor of this degree, which is the first regulated training for infant mental health on the African continent.

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