The University of Cape Town
invites you to an inaugural lecture
by Professor Kirsty Donald
Topic: Context matters: Risk and resilience in early childhood brain development.
Prof Donald’s lecture celebrates her academic journey to explore the remarkable early development of the human brain, based in Africa, home to the fastest growing childhood population. Working with mothers and infants from communities in South Africa, Malawi and Kenya, and using measures of biological health, social interaction and innovative imaging techniques, Prof Donald is creating a map of brain growth and development through the first thousand days of life. Share in her quest to discover exactly when and how early life exposures and experiences impact on the brain’s development in our region, and what we can do to leave no child behind.
Date: Wednesday, 10 May 2023
Time: 18:00 SAST
Venue: Neuroscience Institute Auditorium, E-Floor, New Main Building, Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory