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Dr. Ashraf Kagee is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

His primary research interests are adherence strategies for antiretroviral treatment therapy, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, stress, trauma and health psychology. He utilizes both qualitative and quantitative approaches in his work. He has been involved in various projects, including training lay counsellors to provide psychosocial services to persons living with HIV, and identifying structural barriers to adherence to antiretroviral therapy in resource-constrained settings. He has also previously investigated posttraumatic stress disorder amongst persons living with HIV and among political detainees in South Africa. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Health Psychology and has been a member of a working group of the World Health Organization tasked with developing diagnostic guidelines for stress-related disorders for the forthcoming International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).

Dr. Kagee received his PhD in Counselling Psychology from Ball State University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a Master’s degree in Public Health at the University of Cape Town.

Dr. Kagee serves as an on-site preceptor to the Global Division’s T32 Fellowship in South Africa.