Professor (Hon), Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town (UCT)
Professor and Head of Research and Academic Planning, Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine (ISEM) and Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University (SUN)
Guest Professor, Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany


  • PhD (Physiology) (Exercise Science), University of Cape Town, South Africa (2009)

Thesis title: The development of an evidenced-based submaximal cycle test designed to monitor and predict cycling performance. The Lamberts and Lambert Submaximal Cycle Test (LSCT)

  • MSc. (Human Movement Science), University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

  • Specialisation physiotherapy & cardiac rehabilitation

  • BSc. (Physiotherapy), Applied University of the Hanze Hogeschool Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands


  • Exercise performance
  • Injuries and medical conditions associated with sport and exercise


  • 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


  • Y-rated research scientist, National Research Foundation
  • Editorial board member Journal of Science and Cycling
  • Collaborative research partners
    • Germany (Saarland University; Paderborn University)
    • The Netherlands (VU university; University of Groningen: TNO)
    • New Zeeland (Auckland University)
    • Australia (University of Technology, Sydney)


Tel: +27 21 650 4561 (UCT) or +27 21 938 9266 (SUN)