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PROF JULIA GOEDECKE

POSITION

  • Chief Specialist Scientist for the South African Medical Research Council
  • Professor, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM), Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Honorary Doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa), Faculty of Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden, 2018
  • PhD (Physiology) (Exercise Science), University of Cape Town (2000)
Thesis title: Fat as a fuel for exercise
  • BSc (Med)(Hons) (Nutrition and Dietetics), University of Cape Town (1994)
  • BSc (Physiology) University of Cape Town, (1992)

ESSM RESEARCH GROUPS

  • Exercise in the management of chronic disease
  • Exercise performance

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Ethnic disparities in non-communicable disease (NCD) risk using a multi-disciplinary approach to characterize the involvement of genetic, molecular, physiological and lifestyle determinants and their interaction. A major focus of our research explores the determinants of the high prevalence of insulin resistance and risk for type 2 diabetes in black South Africans.

OTHER

  • C1-rated research scientist, National Research Foundation, South Africa

CONTACT

Tel: +27 21 650 4573