Webinar: Monday, 10 October 2022, 6:00 PM

An update on the ADHD armamentarium in SA

Join Medical Chronicle for a free, one-hour, CPD-accredited webinar on An update on the ADHD armamentarium in South AfricaThis webinar will be presented by Prof Renata Schoeman, and is sponsored by Dr. Reddy’s.

Presented by
Claire Rush

Claire Rush

  • Editor: Medical Chronicle
Prof Renata Schoeman

Prof Renata Schoeman

Prof Renata Schoeman (MBChB, MSocSc, MMed, FC Psych, PhD, MBA)  has been in full-time private practice since 2008. She practises as a general psychiatrist (child, adolescent and adult psychiatry) and has special interests in cognition (i.e. disorders affecting attention, concentration, learning and memory – such as ADHD and dementia), eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and obesity), mood disorders and anxiety disorders.

Renata also holds appointments as associate professor: Leadership, as well as head of the Healthcare Leadership MBA specialization stream (University of Stellenbosch Business School) and as a virtual faculty member of University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Development’s  Neuroleadership programme. She is actively involved in student supervision, various research projects, training of general practitioners and peers, and community lectures. She serves on the advisory boards of various pharmaceutical companies, as a director of the Psychiatric Management Group (PsychMG) and is the convenor of the South African Society of Psychiatrist (SASOP) special interest group for adult ADHD. Renata is a co-founder and director of the Goldilocks and The Bear Foundation (www.gb4adhd.co.za).

Renata is frequently asked to provide second opinions and does extensive medico-legal work. She frequently attends, and contributes to, both national and international congresses and has published in various journals. During her post-graduate studies, she trained for a period at Harvard, Boston in neurocognition and neuroimaging. She served on the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of Stellenbosch.

She is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as well as the General Medical Council (UK). She is a member of the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP), the Psychiatric Management Group (PsychMG), the Women Presidents’ Organization, the Association for NeuroPsychoEconomics, the World Federation of Biological Society and the American Psychiatric Association.


Prof Renata Schoeman is academically active with extensive involvement in training of students, general practitioners, peers, and allied healthcare professionals. She is passionate about corporate mental health awareness and uses her neuroscience background to assist leaders in equipping them to become balanced, healthy and dynamic leaders that take their own and their team’s emotional, intellectual, social health and physical needs into account. She enjoys research and collaborative work, has published in many peer-reviewed journals, and has presented at local and international congresses. She is regularly invited to present at conferences and to engage with the media and has received the Excellence in Media Work award from SASOP. She was a BWASA Business Woman of the Year finalist during 2016. In 2018 the Goldilocks and HTe Bear Foundation recieved the Excellence award for Community Service from SASOP. During both 2018 and 2019 Renata received the Media Excellence award: Though leader, and in 2019 the Media Excellence award: Newsmaker from the University of Stellenbosch. Renata is available for corporate training, educational presentations, and workshops on mental health issues, neuroscience, and leadership.

Research experience and interests

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Corporate mental health awareness, including the prevention and management of burnout
  • The neuroscience of leadership
  • Pain and depression
  • Genetics, depression and nutrition
  • Neuropsychological functioning of traumatised adolescents
  • Cognition and facial processing in schizophrenia
  • Bilingualism and psychosis
  • HIV neuropsychology
  • Depression in brain tumours
  • Social anxiety disorders
  • Clinical trials: various psychiatric disorders

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