Prof. Bronwyn Myers is the Deputy Director of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit of the South African Medical Research Council, where she leads the intervention research sub-stream, with a special interest in effectiveness studies and implementation science. She has an honorary appointment with the University of Cape Town’s Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health.
Over the last 17 years, her research has focused on enhancing access to and the quality of services for people with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental or physical health disorders. Prof. Myers has published extensively on the topics of mental and substance use disorders, vulnerable populations, and provision of evidence-based practices. Her expertise on substance use and physical and mental health comorbidities has been acknowledged through invitations to serve on international technical advisory groups for the World Health Organization and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, grant review panels and through her involvement as an associate editor for several international journals.