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ASSOC PROF ANDREW BOSCH

POSITION

Associate Professor, MSc/PhD and Exercise Science Elective coordinator and HUB3306F course convenor, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM), Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD (Physiology), University of Cape Town (1994)
Thesis tile: Fuel substrate kinetics during prolonged cycling
  • MSc (Human Movement Studies/Exercise Physiology), Rhodes University (1985)
  • BA(Hons) (Human Movement Studies), Rhodes University (1983)
  • BSc (Biological Sciences) (Cell Biology, Environmental Biology), University of Natal (1981)

ESSM RESEARCH GROUP

  • Exercise performance

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

OTHER

  • C-rated research scientist, National Research Foundation, South Africa
  • Editorial board of the International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching
  • Head of Running Division, Sports Science Institute of South Africa
  • Running specialist consultant to the National Olympic Committee and elite athletes
  • Committee Member of the International Association Ultra-running Science and Medicine
  • Chair: ACSM Interest Group for Endurance running Science and Medicine
  • Committee member of Doping Control Scientific Review Commission of South African Institute for Drug Free Sport

CONTACT

Tel:      +27 21 650 4578

Email:  Andrew.Bosch@uct.ac.za