South African Young Academy of Science

Eugene Lee Davids

Eugene Lee Davids

Dr Eugene Lee Davids holds the position of Senior Scientist at the South African Medical Research Council and Co-Director of the Adolescent Health Research Unit, University of Cape Town. He completed a Bachelor of Psychology, as well as masters and doctoral degree specialising in Child and Family Studies from the University of the Western Cape. Dr Davids later completed a Master of Public Health from the University of Cape Town. His research focuses on the social determinants of adolescent health, decision-making and parenting. In addition, to his scholarly contributions, Dr Davids has a keen interest and passion for the development and capacity building of emerging researchers. He serves as the Emerging Research Coordinator and National Secretary for the South African Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (SA-ACAPAP). His passion and interest has led him to being awarded the Mandela-Rhodes Scholarship, being selected as a Donald J Cohen International Scholar in Child and Adolescent Mental Health as well as being nominated as one of the Mail and Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans.