Shona Sturgeon

International Committee Members

Past President WFMH.


Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Development, University of Cape Town - retired in 2010 and appointed as a Research Associate. Academic focus, conference presentations and publications focused largely on NGO management, cultural diversity and mental health issues, particularly mental health development and promotion.
Long history of leadership role in community mental health care and the development and management of mental health/developmental non-governmental organizations locally, nationally and internationally.
Currently engaged with, and Past President of the following organizations - World Federation for Mental Health South African Federation of Mental Health, Cape Mental Health Society, the Family and Marriage Society of the Western Cape, The Parent Centre and Inner Wheel Club of Claremont. Currently also serving on the Advisory Panel of the Global Alliance for Mental Health Advocates, the Hospital Facilities Board of Valkenberg Hospital Cape Town, Chairperson of St Luke’s Hospice and Honorary Life President of the South African Federation for Mental Health.