Entabeni Hospital - South Africa
Ann Watts has for many years been actively involved in the development of neuropsychology in South Africa. She completed her Ph.D in paediatric neuropsychology in 1990 and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 1991 in neuropsychology at the then University of Natal. She has been a clinical psychologist based at Entabeni Hospital, Durban, since 1994 where the focus of her work is neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation within multicultural and multilingual contexts, and low resource settings. During this time she has also been an expert in the field (neuropsychology) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Zululand and the Free State.
Ann is Secretary General of the International Union of Psychological Science and their Main Representative (Psychology) to the World Health Organization (WHO). She also serves on WHO’s International Advisory Group for the Revision of the International Classification of Diseases – Tenth Revision (ICD-10). She is a Past President of the International Neuropsychological Society, the Psychological Society of South Africa and the South African Clinical Neuropsychological Society. She is Treasurer of the Pan African Psychology Union, and serves on the South African National Committee for the International Brain Research Organisation. Ann served on the 2015 Neuropsychology Task Team of the Health Professions Council of South Africa tasked with finalising education, training and registration criteria for clinical neuropsychology in South Africa. She is Editor of the International Platform of the International Journal of Psychology and a Consulting Editor of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.