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Dr Vanessa Perrott

Dr Vanessa Perrott

Dr Vanessa Perrott (MRCGP) is a family physician.

Perrott has a special interest in doctor-patient communication, with a Masters in Linguistics. Her research focused on the challenges of doctor-patient communication in the multilingual and multi-cultural South African setting.

She also has a burgeoning interest in medical education, and has experience in teaching and assessing both undergraduate and postgraduate health professionals.

She currently is based at the University of Cape Town in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, but she also does sessional work in Paediatric Genetics, and runs workshops for the Medical Protection Society (MPS) on communication skills.