Eugene Lee Davids is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Adolescent Health Research Unit at the University of Cape Town. His overall interest is in understanding the role that parents play in adolescent development. More specifically, his work examines the role of perceived parenting styles in adolescent health decision-making. He holds a Bachelor of Psychology degree as well as a Masters and Doctoral degree in Child and Family Studies from the University of the Western Cape. And, is a registered Community Mental Health Counsellor with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. More recently, Eugene has started working on a new research project that looks at instrument development to understand adolescents’ condom use decision-making. Some of the prestigious awards and scholarships that he has held includes the Desmond Tutu Emerging Leadership Award, Winifred McKinnon Educational Trust Bursary, Abe Bailey Travel Bursary, Mandela Rhodes Scholarship and has been selected as a Donald J Cohen International Scholar in Child and Adolescent Mental Health as part of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions World Congress (IACAPAP).