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yumna.albertus@uct.ac.za

+27 21 650 4567

DR YUMNA ALBERTUS-KAJEE

Senior Lecturer, UCT Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Using electromyography (EMG) as a tool to monitor changes in neuromuscular control
  • Measurement and analysis of electromyography
  • Monitoring muscle activity in athletes and patients with chronic disease
  • Organising and hosting annual EMG workshops with international key researchers that are actively involved in the improvement, measurement and analysis of EMG

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andrew.bosch@uct.ac.za

+27 21 650 4578

ASSOC PROF ANDREW BOSCH

Associate Professor, MSc/PhD and Exercise Science Elective coordinator and HUB3306F course convenor, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Effects of pre-exercise diet and supplements during exercise on endurance performance, fuel substrate utilisation and kinetics during endurance exercise; effect of amino acids and protein ingestion on exercise performance, recovery and muscle protein synthesis; metabolic and physiological responses to training in distance runners
  • Optimisation of performance of road runners by assessment of fluid and energy supplement requirements and customised training
  • Training / coaching science

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malcolm.collins@uct.ac.za

+27 21 406 6235

PROF MALCOLM COLLINS

Head of Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

Professor, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Genetic basis and molecular mechanism of exercise- and occupational-associated musculoskeletal soft tissue (tendon, ligament and muscle) injuries
  • Genetic elements that determine the endurance phenotype and the inter-individual physiological responses during participation in endurance events

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caroline.dalton@uct.ac.za

+27 21 650 1528

DR CAROLINE D'ALTON

 

catherine.draper@uct.ac.za

+27 21 650 4570

DR CATHERINE DRAPER

Senior Research Officer, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Development and evaluation of community-based health promotion interventions, with a particular focus on physical activity
  • Preschool and school-based interventions to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours
  • Physical activity, gross motor skills, school readiness and executive function in early childhood
  • Qualitative research in the field of physical activity and health

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julia.goedecke@uct.ac.za

+27 21 650 4573

ASSOC PROF JULIA GOEDECKE

Specialist Scientist for the South African Medical Research Council (MRC)

Associate Professor, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Ethnic differences in obesity and the manifestation of the metabolic syndrome in South African women, exploring the mechanisms underlying this association. This is currently being examined at a physiological and molecular level, as well as incorporating interactions with diet, physical activity, and socio-cultural factors.
  • Individual variability in substrate metabolism with special reference to obesity, as well as exercise performance. This research also explores the regulation of fat and carbohydrate metabolism at rest and during exercise.

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janineg@cricket.co.za

+27 21 650 5125

DR JANINE GRAY

Research Coordinator, Cricket South Africa

Honorary Lecturer, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

Physiotherapy consultant for private patients

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Cricket high performance
  • Cricket injuries and preventative strategies
  • Lower back pain and motor control of the trunk muscles

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dheshnie.keswell@uct.ac.za

+27 21 650 4567

DR DHESHNIE KESWELL (NEE GOVENDER)

NRF Research Fellow, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Ethnic differences in fat deposition and its association with insulin resistance.
  • Molecular interactions between adipocytes and muscle in insulin resistant patients

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tertius.kohn@uct.ac.za

+27 21 650 5234

DR TERTIUS KOHN

Senior Research Officer, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Physiological and biochemical markers of athletic performance in humans and wild animals
  • Understanding capture myopathy in wild animals
  • Muscle fibre contractility in trained and diseased muscle
  • Molecular mechanisms and regulation of muscle fatigue
  • Sedentary lifestyle, diet and insulin resistance in wild animals

Myology Laboratory Website

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jacolene.kroff@uct.ac.za

+27 21 650 5126

DR JACOLENE KROFF

Senior Research Officer, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Respiratory muscle strength and endurance in elite athletes
  • Validity, reproducibility and quality control of human energy expenditure measurements and body composition measurements

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vicki.lambert@uct.ac.za

+27 21 650 4571

PROF VICKI LAMBERT

Professor, Division Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

Consultant Scientist, Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit, Medical Research Council, South Africa

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Physical activity and obesity in health and disease in communities in transition and the Global South
  • Childhood physical activity and obesity
  • Behaviour change and community-based interventions
  • Obesity, food insecurity and physical activity: solving wicked problems
  • Regulation of energy metabolism and metabolic sequelae in leanness and obesity and finally

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mike.lambert@uct.ac.za

+27 21 650 4558

PROF MIKE LAMBERT

Professor, BSc (Med)(Hons) Exercise science course co-ordinator, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • How muscle adapts after exposure to exercise training, with particular emphasis on muscle damage, regeneration and recovery
  • How these adaptations can be applied to improve sports performance
  • Monitoring response to a training load
  • Changing demands of the game of rugby

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robert.lamberts@uct.ac.za

RPLam@hotmail.com

+27 21 650 4561 (UCT)

+27 21 938 9266 (SUN)

ASSOC PROF ROBERT LAMBERTS

Associate Professor and Head of Orthopaedic Research, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University (SUN)

Associate Professor, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Optimal balance between training load and recovery
  • Overreaching / Overtraining
  • Heart rate recovery and heart rate variability
  • Thermoregulation & fluid intake
  • Application of scientific knowledge in (elite) sports
  • Cycling (Road, MTB and cyclo-cross) – LSCT
  • Rowing - SmRT
  • Orthopaedics & sports injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)research
  • HIV research

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lisa.micklesfield@uct.ac.za

+27 21 650 3135

DR LISA MICKLESFIELD

Honorary Associate Professor, UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM), Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town


Senior Researcher, MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, University of the Witwatersrand

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Physical activity epidemiology and its association with body composition and metabolic disease outcomes
  • Musculo-skeletal health at the various life stages
  • The role of physical activity in interventions to reduce the risk and prevalence of non-communicable diseases

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timothy.noakes@uct.ac.za

+27 21 650 2459

PROF TIMOTHY NOAKES

Emeritus Professor in the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

Co-Founder and Executive Co-Director, Sports Science Institute of South Africa

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Fluid and exercise
  • Brain regulation of exercise performance
  • Nutrition and health

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edward.ojuka@uct.ac.za

+27 21 650 4576

ASSOC PROF EDWARD OJUKA

Associate Professor, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Role of CaMK in GLUT-4 regulation
  • NRF-1 and GLUT-4 regulation: Does NRF-1 regulate MEF-2 expression in vivo?
  • Role of calcium in the regulation of mitochondrial biogenesis

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mposthumus@me.com

+27 21 650 4575

DR MIKE POSTHUMUS

Senior Researcher, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

Head of Research, The Thembakazi Trust, Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Newlands, Cape Town

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • The biology of musculoskeletal soft tissue
  • The genetic contribution to musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries
  • The genetics of sports performance
  • Treatment modalities in musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries

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dale.rae@uct.ac.za

+27 21 650 4577

DR DALE RAE

Senior Research Officer, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Circadian Rhythms and Sleep in Sport, Health and Disease

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laurie.rauch@uct.ac.za

+27 21 650 4640

DR LAURIE RAUCH

Research Officer, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • To develop an integrated physiological model that describes brain - body stress reactivity with a view towards establishing positive intervention strategies in both the occupational and sporting environments.

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alison.september@uct.ac.za

+27 21 650 4559

ASSOC PROF ALISON SEPTEMBER

Chief Research Officer, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Identification of the genetic risk factors underlying soft tissue injuries such as Achilles tendon injuries and anterior cruciate ligament ruptures. Of particular interest is the role of genes encoding proteins involved in the matrix remodelling of tendons and ligaments in the aetiology of soft tissue injuries.
  • Other interest include the elucidation of risk factors underpinning both injury and recovery of sports concussion

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jah.smith@uct.ac.za

+27 21 650 4567

DR JAMES SMITH

Research Officer, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

The effect of a low carbohydrate, high fat diet on health, metabolism and exercise performance

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jeroen.swart@uct.ac.za

+27 21 659 5644

DR JEROEN SWART

Senior Lecturer, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Injury prevention
  • Exercise performance
  • Cycling Biomechanics
  • Exercise & Fatigue

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