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Skye Hanekom


Tel: +27119504183

Teaching commitments
  • Semester 1: AZA3462 (Psychological Assessment) and AZA4480 (Psychological Testing and Assessment
  • Semester 2: AZA2015 (Biological and Cognitive Psychology) and AZA3135 (Abnormal Behaviour)
  • Completed the following degrees: Bachelor of Social Science degree with Psychology major in 2012,
  • Honours in Social Science (Psychology) in 2013,
  • MPhil (Psychology) in 2017.
  • Currently completing PhD (Psychology) in the field of functional neurological disorders at WITS.
  • Recipient of the Newcomer of the Year award in 2015.
Research interest

Research focus is in neuropsychology specifically Parkinson’s Disease, Epilepsy, and Functional Neurological Disorders. I am interested in different psychological disorders and their effects on different cognitive and executive functions. Interests lie in quantitative research methodology.

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
  • Anderson, D., Damianova, M., Hanekom, S., & Lucas, M. (2017). A comparative retrospective exploration of the profiles of patients in South Africa diagnosed with epileptic and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. Epilepsy & Behavior, 37-43(69).
  • Hanekom, S., & Damianova, M. (2014 ). The empathy-forgiveness relationship and the moderating variable of gender. African Journal for Physical Health, Education, Recreationg and Dance (AJPHERD), 141-154.
Research reports

MPhil entitled: Clinical, Psychological and Neuropsychological Profiling Indicators of Patients Diagnosed with Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures

National Conference Presentations
  • Anderson, D., Damianova, M., & Hanekom, S. (March 2015 ). A comparative description of the profiles of patients diagnosed with epileptic and non-epileptic seizures. Poster presented at the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) conference.
  • Anderson, D., Damianova, M., Lucas, M., & Hanekom, S. (August 2014). Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: Conceptions and misconceptions. Presented at the South African Clinical Neuropsychology Association (SACNA) conference.
Other Professional Activities
  • Currently completing an MPhil at Monash South Africa in the area of profiling the clinical, psychological and neuropsychological indicators of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES).
  • I am the committee co-ordinator of the FDN: the Functional Disorders Network, which is a multidisciplinary network that conceptualises the neurological, psychological, neuropsychological and psychiatric factors implicated in functional disorders, particularly psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, and other conversion-type dysfunctions and symptoms.
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