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Dr Heather Thomson is a Developmental Paediatrician at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic
Hospital and the Divisional Head of Developmental Paediatrics at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is a full-time clinician in an academic teaching hospital, with both under-graduate and post-graduate training programmes. She is passionate about training and expanding expertise in Developmental Paediatrics. Her special interests include Cerebral Visual impairment, Cerebral palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Learning Disabilities. She has served as a founding EXCO member of the Southern African Academy of Childhood Disability and was a member of the IAACD COVID task force in 2020. She is SGB member of Johannesburg Hospital School.