Johan du Plessis

Title
Prof
Name and surname
Johan du Plessis
Job title
Director: OHHRI
Telephone
+27 18 299 2434
E-mail
johan.duplessis@nwu.ac.za
Physical address
Building F12, Room G18, Potchefstroom Campus
Campus
Potchefstroom
Qualifications
PhD in Occupational Hygiene
Expertise
Occupational Hygiene, Physiology, Toxicology
Staff type
Academic
Background

Prof du Plessis holds a BSc, BSc Hons (Physiology), MSc (Physiology) and PhD (Occupational Hygiene) degrees. He received a Y2 research rating from the National Research Foundation in 2014. His teaching-learning experience is in physiology, toxicology and occupational hygiene. To date he has supervised 30 Masters and PhD students and authored more than 30 papers published in accredited journals. His research focus and expertise is on exposure to chemical stressors in the workplace. This includes assessing the potential risk of exposure, assessing actual levels of exposure and controlling the level of exposure.  Another research interest is regulatory toxicology, in particular occupational exposure limits.