Dr Kirsty Donald

Email: kirsty.donald@uct.ac.za

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0276-9660

Scopus Author ID: 7007039616


Specialisation
Autism spectrum disorders, Children with disabilities, Children with Special needs, Early child development, Fetal alcohol syndrome (Specialisations), Genetic disorders (Specialisations), HIV and AIDS in children (Specialisations), Neurodevelopmental disorders (Specialisations), Neuroimaging (Specialisations), Paediatric neurology (Specialisations)



Sustainable Development Goals



Research Interests
My specific research interests include the effects of maternal mental health on the development of their infants, as well as preventable causes of neurodisability such as alcohol and methamphetamine exposure, organophosphate poisoning, and the neurological and neurocognitive complications of HIV exposure and infection. My recent research has focused on using multiple imaging methods, including structural, functional and diffusion imaging, and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1HMRS) to facilitate a deeper understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms and genetic risk factors associated with depression, as well as substance exposure and other pediatric exposures prevalent in the South African setting.


Last updated on 2021-13-01 at 21:12