South African Young Academy of Science

Sarah Skeen

Sarah Skeen

Sarah Skeen is Associate Professor in Global Health and Co-Director of the Institute for Life Course Health Research at Stellenbosch University. Her research focuses on three areas of child and adolescent mental health and development, namely early childhood development, children and families affected by HIV/AIDS, and adolescent mental health. She has extensive experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating community-based interventions and has worked across a range of East and Southern African countries in partnership with funders, governments, non-governmental organisations and other institutions. Her current work focuses on evidence synthesis of interventions for adolescent health and well-being, and on the development and evaluation of parenting interventions for early and middle childhood. She is also currently a consultant to WHO and UNICEF in adolescent mental health and development.