Prof JA Anneke Meyer



Prof. JA  (Anneke) Meyer



015 268 3020 



Research Interests

Neurodevelopmental Disorders, with specialisation in ADHD
ADHD and Substance Use Disorder 


Honorary professor

 Bio sketch  

Prof. JA  (Anneke) Meyer obtained a BSc (Biological Sciences) degree from NWU – Potchefstroom

University degrees:

BSc (Biological Sciences) (NWU – Potchefstroom)

MA (Psychology)  cum laude (NMMU – Port Elizabeth)


The relationship between neurological maturity and intellectual functioning.

 DPhil (Psychology) (NMMU)


The use of multimodal evoked cortical potentials for the diagnosis of learning disability.


Diplomas and certificates:

Higher Education Diploma

Diploma in Electroencelographic Technology (Distinction)

Advanced course in Electroencephalographic Technology

Certificate in Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (SCAN)


Academic experience:

University of Port Elizabeth (NMMU)

Technical officer, Department of Zoology 1971 - 1973

Junior Lecturer: Department of Psychology  1979-1981

University of South Africa

Researcher: Institute for Behavioural Sciences: 1982-1983 

University of the North/Limpopo

School of Social Sciences:

Lecturer:  Department of Psychology

1984 - 1989

Senior Lecturer

1990 – 2002

Associate Professor

2002 - 2004


Head of Department / Discipline coordinator

August 1993 – 1996

July 2000 – July 2003

Research Associate: September 2012 - present

School of Health Sciences:

 Professor and Research Fellow: 2006 – 2010


University of Venda:

Part-time lecturer: 1989 – 1991 


Centre of Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters:

Research Fellow: 2004-2005


Northwest University (Mafikeng Campus):

Visiting Professor: 2013 – present.


University of KwaZulu-Natal

Honorary Associate Professor: 2013 – present


Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Research Associate: since July 2015.


Professional registration

South African Medical and Dental Council: Psychometrist 


Academic memberships

South African Neuroscience Society

Society of Neuroscientists in Africa (SONA)

South African Clinical Neuropsychological Association (SACNA)

International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO)

South African Association for Learning and Educational Difficulties (SAALED)

European Network on Hyperkinetic Disorders (Eunethydis)

South Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (SA ACAPAP)


Supervisor for Master’s and Doctor’s degrees:

21 Master’s completed (5 cum laude)

2  PhDs completed

10 PhDs in progress: (with NMMU and UKZN):


Review of Grant Proposals:

National Research Foundation (NRF)

Medical Research Council (MRC)


Referee for Scientific Journals:

South African Journal of Psychology

International Journal of Psychology

European Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Behavioural and Brain Functions


Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Several Special Editions of various academic journals

Editorial Board of Journal:

Behavioural and Brain Functions

List of Publications

Meyer A (2000) Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Problems of Diagnosis. In Maximising our current resources: Overcoming barriers to education intervention. Published by the South African Association for Education and Learning Disorders.

Meyer A & Sagvolden T (2001) Childhood Disruptive Behaviours in the Northern Province of South Africa in F Duckert (Ed) Learning through Cross-Cultural Exposure 49-55.

Johansen EB, Aase H, Meyer A, Sagvolden T (2002), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Behaviour Explained by Dysfunctioning Reinforcement and Extinction Processes. Behavioural Brain Research, 130, 37-45.

Meyer, A. & Aase, H. (2003). Assessment and intervention in childhood disruptive behaviour disorders. In N.S. Madu (Ed.) Contributions to psychotherapy in Africa. (pp. 164-178). Polokwane: UNIN Press.

Meyer, A., Madu, S.N. & Mako, M.K. (2003). Self esteem and emotional stability of streetchildren in some townships in South Africa. Irish Journal of Psychology, 17, 109 – 119.

Meyer, A., Eilertsen, D-E., Sundet, J.M. Tshifularo, J.G. & Sagvolden, T. (2004). Cross-cultural similarities in ADHD-like behaviour amongst South African primary school children. South African Journal of Psychology, 34, 123-139.

Madu, S. N., Meyer, A., & Mako.M.K. (2005). Tenacity, purpose in life and quality of interpersonal relations among street children in the Vaal Triangle townships of South Africa. Journal of Social Sciences, 11, 197-206.

Meyer, A. (2005). Cross-cultural issues in ADHD research. In W.Ostreng (Ed.), Convergence (pp. 101-106). Oslo, Norway: University of Oslo Press.

Meyer, A. (2005). Effective parenting of children with Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder. In Madu S.N. & S. Govender (Eds.), Mental Health and Psychotherapy in Africa (pp. 280-288). Sovenga: University of Limpopo Press.

Meyer, A., Madu, S. N., & Mako, M. K. (2005). Self esteem and emotional stability of street children in some townships in South Africa. The Irish Journal of Psychology, 17, 109-119.

Aase, H., Meyer, A., & Sagvolden, T. (2006). Moment-to-moment dynamics of ADHD behaviour in South African children. Behav.Brain Funct., 2, 11.

Meyer, A. & Sagvolden, T. (2006a). Cross-cultural comparisons in the Limpopo Province of South Africa: Epidemiology and Neuropsychological investigation of ADHD. In R.D.Oades (Ed.), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) and the Hyperkinetic Syndrome (HKS): Current Ideas and Ways Forward. (pp. 63-74). New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc.

Meyer, A. & Sagvolden, T. (2006b). Fine motor skills in South African children with symptoms of ADHD: influence of subtype, gender, age, and hand dominance. Behav.Brain Funct., 2, 33.

Ofovwe, C. E., Ofovwe, G. E., & Meyer, A. (2006). The prevalence of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder among school aged children in Benin City, Nigeria. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 18, 1-5.

Meyer,A. (2009). The Neurobiology of Psychotherapy. In S.N. Madu (ed.), Trauma and psychotherapy in Africa (pp 100-102). Polokwane, South Africa, University of Limpopo Press.

Sergeant, J, Aase H, Faraone, SV, Johansen EB, Kalaria R, Meyer, A, Russell V, Sadile,A, Sonuga-Barke, E & Tannock, R. (2011) In Memoriam Terje Sagvolden. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part B 9999: 1-3 

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