Dr Amy Mendham


  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM), Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town


  • 2014 Doctor of Philosophy (Charles Sturt University, Australia)       

    Thesis title: Exercise prescription for improving inflammatory and glucose regulatroy outcomes in inactive Indingeous Australian and Caucasian men           

  • 2009 Bachelor of Exercise Science (Honours Class 1) (Charles Sturt University, Australia)

    Thesis title: The effects of mode and intensity on the acute exercise-induced inflammatory response 

  • 2008 Bachelor of Human Movement (Charles Sturt University, Australia)

  • 2008 Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (Charles Sturt University, Australia)


  • Current research title: Mechanisms underlying insulin resistance in black South African women: lessons from an exercise intervention.


  • Ethnicity and disease
  • Mitochondrial respiration and ROS production in adipose tissue and skeletal muscle
  • Skeletal muscle physiology 
  • Insulin resistance and diabetes
  • Exercise and metabolism
  • Exercise and inflammation   



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