Prof Sanette (JS) BritsAssociate Professor, Director: School of Physiology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences PhD in Physiology +27 18 285 2789 firstname.lastname@example.org F12-124, Potchefstroom Campus The effect of stress on the cardiovascular and endocrine systems
Prof Brits has a passion for creative classroom environments and community outreach projects to enhance education and health. Effective science communication through different teaching approaches can create opportunities for active participation and co-operative learning in the lecture hall. Crossing pedagogical boundaries of physiology, kinesiology and education broadened her view on teaching, learning and research.
Dr Leandi LammertynSenior Lecturer, Subject leader: Physiology PhD in Physiology, Post graduate certificate in education - FET phase +27 18 299 2435 Leandi.Lammertyn@nwu.ac.za F12-107, Potchefstroom campus Haemostasis, metabolic risk factors and cardiovascular disease
Dr Lammertyn is the subject leader for the department of Physiology at the North-West University, where she is not only responsible for the general management of the department but is also actively involved with the development of new academic programs in the field of Physiology. In addition, she is also involved in conducting cardiovascular research as part of the Hypertension in Africa Research Team. She is the principle investigator of the Sympathetic activity and Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Africa study. Her own research interests lie in the investigation of metabolic, cardiovascular and lifestyle markers, and how they relate to microvascular and macrovascular changes, especially in the South African population.
Prof Anja FrankenAssociate Professor, Programme Leader: Occupational Hygiene PhD in Occupational Hygiene +27 18 299 2437 email@example.com F10-G11, Potchefstroom Campus Occupational Hygiene
Prof Anja Franken’s research is focused on the in vitro skin permeation of platinum group metals and the different factors potentially influencing the skin permeability. Her focus has expanded to include the investigation of the skin as a barrier and workplace factors that may influence the effectiveness of this barrier. She is registered as an Occupational Hygiene Technologist with the Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH). Prof Franken lectures undergraduate modules in Occupational Hygiene and she is part of the team that has developed the first professional degree in Occupational Hygiene in South Africa (BHSc in Occupational Hygiene).
Dr Sonette du PreezSenior Lecturer PhD in Occupational Hygiene +27 18 285 2689 firstname.lastname@example.org F10-G09, Potchefstroom Campus Occupational hygiene
Mrs du Preez is a researcher and lecturer in the field of Occupational Hygiene and is mainly focused on identifying the health risks associated with Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) processes undertaken at different facilities in South-Africa. Her research is also aimed at providing important information necessary for training employees on the health consequences of being exposed to the materials used in additive manufacturing and to deliver effective control measures. Mrs du Preez lectures undergraduate modules in Occupational Hygiene and is registered as an Occupational Hygiene Assistant with the Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH).
Prof Carla (CMT) FourieProfessor PhD, RN (General, midwifery and psychiatry) +27 18 299 2080 email@example.com F12-106, Potchefstroom Campus Cardiovascular structure and function and HIV as co-morbidity
Carla Fourie is a Professor in the field of Human Physiology. She teaches undergraduate students and supervises postgraduate students. Her research focusses on the development of cardiovascular disease in the South African population. Her specific interest is the influence of HIV and hypertension as co-morbidities, and markers of inflammation and oxidative stress as well as health behaviours, on vascular structure and function.
Dr Shani le RouxSenior Lecturer PhD in Physiology +27 18 285 2262 firstname.lastname@example.org F12-114, Potchefstroom Campus Physiology: Inflammation and cardiovascular disease
Dr Shani le Roux is a senior lecturer and researcher in the field of Human Physiology. She teaches and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her research focusses on markers involved in the inflammatory process and the link thereof with the development of cardiovascular disease, especially in different ethnic groups.
Mr Clyde (CA) UrenJunior Lecturer BSc (Hons) in Occupational Hygiene +27 18 299 2433 email@example.com F12-110, Potchefstroom Campus Occupational hygiene
Mr Uren’s research is focused on the influence of alcohol based hand rubs on skin barrier function. He is involved as a junior lecturer in the teaching and learning of undergraduate students in the field of occupational hygiene.
Ms Alicia van der MerweLecturer MPH (Master of Public Health) +27 18 299 1984 firstname.lastname@example.org F12-123, Potchefstroom Campus Occupational hygiene, public health, physiology
Ms Alicia van der Merwe is involved with teaching and learning of undergraduate students in the field of physiology and occupational hygiene and supervises postgraduate students in the field of occupational hygiene.
Mr Corné (CJ) van der MerweLecturer MSc in Occupational Hygiene +27 18 299 2079 email@example.com F12-112, Potchefstroom Campus Basic physiology, occupational hygiene legislation, asbestos and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure
Mr van der Merwe lectures ventilation and risk management within the context of occupational hygiene to undergraduate students and supervises postgraduate students pursuing a MSc in Occupational Hygiene. His current research focusses on Occupational Hygiene Education in the South African context.
Ms Cynthia RamotsehoaSenior Lecturer MSc in Occupational Hygiene +27 18 299 2062 firstname.lastname@example.org F12-113, Potchefstroom campus Occupational hygiene
My main research focus is in occupational exposure of outdoor workers to solar ultraviolet radiation (SUVR). The primary aim of the research is to establish a baseline exposure dose of these workers to seeing that there is no occupational exposure limit in South Africa and very little work has been done in this regard. The secondary aim is to establish a database of the number of workers likely to be exposed, evaluate their knowledge of health effects associated with SUVR and effectiveness of the clothing provided or worn. In the longer term, I aim to widen my footprint through collaboratory projects with other national and international researchers in this field.
Dr Adriaan JacobsLecturer MSc in Biochemistry, PhD in Physiology +27 18 299 2438 email@example.com F12-111, Potchefstroom Campus Metabolism, cardiovascular physiology
Mr Jacobs is appointed as a lecturer at the Department of Physiology and has research responsibilities within the Hypertension in Africa Research Team. He holds an MSc in Biochemistry (with a specific focus on metabolism) and has several years of experience as a laboratory technician in diagnostic and research laboratories. As part of his PhD in Cardiovascular Physiology, his current research focuses on the association between plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 and vascular structure and function.
Dr Stefan (SJL) LindeSenior Lecturer PhD in Occupational Hygiene +27 18 285 2456 Stefan.Linde@nwu.ac.za F10-G10, Potchefstroom Campus Occupational hygiene
The main focus of Dr Linde's research is the assessment of total exposure to hazardous chemical substances that workers, in different industries, experience via all routes of exposure. These industries include mining and refining of chemicals, such as precious metals, and additive manufacturing. His teaching focuses on occupational hygiene and the methods used to measure chemical and physical stressors in the workplace, as well as other occupational hygiene subjects such as occupational toxicology and biological monitoring.
Dr Lebo (LF) Gafane-MatemaneSenior Lecturer PhD in Physiology +27 18 299 2293 firstname.lastname@example.org F12-108, Potchefstroom Campus Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System; Kidney Physiology
Dr Gafane-Matemane is appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Physiology. Her research focuses on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) and hypertension in populations of African ancestry. She is also collaborating with other researchers in creating awareness in the communities regarding hypertension. She is a Fellow of the International Society of Hypertension (ISHF), where she is involved in the May Measurement Month initiative, an annual global screening campaign, and serves as a member of the Mentorship and Training Committee. Dr Gafane-Matemane is also a member of the Southern African Hypertension Society (SAHS) and Organization for Women in Science in the Developing World (OWSD).
Dr Esmé Jansen van VurenSenior Lecturer PhD in Physiology +27 18 299 2439 email@example.com F12-117, Potchefstroom Campus Cardiovascular and Neuropsychophysiology
Dr Jansen van Vuren is a senior lecturer and researcher in the field of Physiology. Her research interest includes the influence of cardiovascular and psychiatric diseases as co-morbidities in African populations, with a specific focus on metabolic and inflammatory markers.
Dr Gontse (GG) MokwatsiSenior Lecturer PhD in Physiology, Post Graduate Certificate in Education - FET phase. +27 18 299 2489 Gontse.Mokwatsi@nwu.ac.za F12-104, Potchefstroom Campus Cardiovascular physiology
Dr Mokwatsi is appointed as a senior lecturer at the Department of Physiology and has researcher responsibilities within the Hypertension in Africa Research Team. Her research interests include the use of home blood pressure monitoring, early development of hypertension, blood pressure (morning and night-time) and arterial stiffness, especially in young South Africans. She is a member of the South African Hypertension Society (SAHS), Golden Key International Honour Society, Organization for Women in Science in the Developing World (OWSD), International Society of Hypertension New Investigator Network and a research fellow with the International Society of Hypertension.
Dr Yolandi BreetSenior Lecturer PhD in Physiology +27 18 299 2436 firstname.lastname@example.org F12-115, Potchefstroom Campus Large artery stiffness and early vascular aging
Dr Yolandi Breet is a senior lecturer and researcher in the field of cardiovascular physiology. Her research focuses on factors leading to the development of cardiovascular disease, especially in the black South African population. Her specific interests include vascular structure and function as well as early vascular aging. She holds a research fellow membership with the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) and is also a member of the Association for Research into Arterial Structure and Physiology, Sub-Saharan Africa Interprofessional Education Network (AfrIPEN), the Golden Key International Honour Society and serves on the Southern African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE) Northern Region Executive Committee.