A South African psychiatrist, Professor Simpson qualified in medicine and in psychiatry in the UK.

He has been a senior academic, researcher, and Professor in several countries, having worked at London University in the United Kingdom; McMaster University in Canada; Temple University in Philadelphia, USA.; and the University of Natal, in South Africa, with experience of State and private practice in each of these countries.

He was an early pioneer in various fields, including those of improving health sciences education, working with the dying and the bereaved, and the development of Hospice care; Suicidology; and PTSD and work with survivors of various forms of severe trauma, including survivors of torture and human rights abuses.

Read Professor Simpson's enlightening, thoughtful and often humorous columns, where he comments on issues affecting all South Africans.

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