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Senior Lecturer of Exercise Physiology, University of Botswana

Dr Dawn Tladi, Senior Lecturer, University of Botswana, department of Sport Science. PhD, Movement Science (Exercise Physiology) from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA. Teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in exercise science. Research interest: the use of physical activity and exercise interventions as a modality for disease prevention and promotion of healthy living. She has done research in the area of epidemiology of lifestyle diseases and the effects of exercise particularly, the metabolic syndrome among Batswana adults. She is currently involved in physical activity research in various populations and for various purposes in communities. Has done research on the effects of long term HIV/AIDS treatment on cognition, nutrition and physical fitness among adolescents in Botswana. She is currently leading a survey on the physical activity, dietary intake and physical fitness of school going age children in Botswana. With the event of COVID - 19, which brought to a stop of all the physical data collection, she embarked on an online COVID - 19 survey determining the impact of the lockdowns on physical activity, wellness and mental health of Batswana adults. She has quite recently brought down the physical activity research to early childhood in collaboration with the Sunrise international study. She has expertise in the field of exercise testing in general, be it for general fitness, high sports performance or research purposes. She is also an advocate for provision of physical education to all school going age children. She is currently the Botswana report card leader for the Global Matrix 4.0.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer of Exercise Physiology, Botswana Accountancy College


  • 2006 
    Florida State University, PhD Movement Science (Exercise Physiology)