Professor Anthony L Pillay


Professor Anthony L Pillay



 +27 33 345 4221


Research Interests



Principal Clinical Psychologist and Midlands Complex Head

Bio sketch

Has been in the Department since 1982, and is based at Fort Napier Hospital  in Pietermaritzburg. In addition to his clinical work, he undertakes research, publishes in international journals, and mentors academic staff. His main areas of interest include mental health problems in women and children, forensic mental health and the training of Clinical Psychologists.

He recently received an award for being one of the University’s top researchers in 2008.

Among his published works are:

Pillay, A.L. & Kriel, A.J. (2006).Mental health problems in women attending district level clinical psychology services in South Africa. Social Science & Medicine, 63, 587-592.

Pillay, A.L. (2006). Criminal capacity in children accused of murder: Challenges in the forensic mental health assessment. Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 18, 17-22.

Pillay, A.L. & Harvey, B.M. (2006). The experiences of the first South African community service clinical psychologists. South African Journal of Psychology, 36, 259-280.

Pillay, A.L. & Kritzinger, A.M. (2008). Psycho-legal issues surrounding the rape of

children and adolescents with mental retardation.

Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 20, 123-131


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