Zukiswa Zingela

Prof Zukiswa Zingela was appointed executive dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Nelson Mandela University on 1 August 2021. Before that, she was an associate professor and head of Psychiatry at Walter Sisulu University and the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital.

She has been in clinical and academic medicine for 26 years, with 24 of those working in psychiatry, and 19 years as a specialist psychiatrist.

Her interests and contributions to science include research and publications on the prevalence of HIV, the use of traditional healers by psychiatric patients, substance use and mental illness, genetic mental health research, healthcare worker mental health, and catatonia.

The role of destigmatization campaigns in mental health and the legacy that is the #CrazySocks4Docs campaign

Zukiswa Zingela Opinion 2022-06-03

"For just a day, we are asked to stop and think about our mental health and the health of colleagues. We are asked to consider when we are the patient needing help, how we go about accessing that help."