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DR LAURIE RAUCH

POSITION

Research Officer,Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM), Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD (Physiology) (Exercise Science), University of Cape Town (2000)
Thesis title: Fuel substrate kinetics during ultra-endurance exercise: the interaction amongst carbohydrate, fat and lactate oxidation
  • BSc (Med) (Hons) (Exercise Science), University of Cape Town (1992)
  • BSc (Physiology), University of Cape Town (1990)

ESSM RESEARCH GROUPS

  • Health and well-being
  • Exercise performance

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.
The Mental Wellness aspect of this research consists of 2 main focus areas:
  1. Managing stress associated with modern living.
  2. Optimising mental wellness to operate on a higher level, thereby helping to prevent the development of lifestyle-induced mental and physical disorders. The Sporting Performance aspect of this research also consists of 2 main focus areas:
  • Managing the pressure on the modern athlete
  • Combating mental fatigue

OTHER

  • Post-doctoral research fellow, Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Unit, Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town (2001 – 2005)
  • Contract Research ESSM, Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town (2006 - 2008)
  • Junior Lecturer ESSM, Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town (2009 - 2010)

CONTACT

Tel: +27 21 650 4640