Research Officer, University of Cape Town

I hold a BSc (Dietetics) degree from the University of the Western Cape. My postgraduate qualifications include an MPH (Epidemiology) and a PhD (Medicine) from the University of Cape Town. I have experience in research gained during my time at the Medical Research Council where I worked on a school-based health intervention. At the Human Sciences Research Council I worked on the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES). My PhD thesis is titled: Metabolic complications resulting from the use of antiretroviral therapy in HIV infected patients.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Researcher, Perinatal Mental Health Project, Alan J Flisher, Centre for Public Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town
  • 2013–2016
    Client Solutions Manager, BroadReach Healthcare
  • 2009–2013
    Researcher, Human Sciences Research Council

Education

  • 2016 
    University of Cape Town, PhD (Medicine)
  • 2011 
    University of Cape Town, MPH (Epidemiology)

Publications

  • 2016
    Changes in body fat distribution on dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in black South Africans starting first-line antiretroviral therapy, AIDS Patient Care STDs
  • 2016
    A study of food advertising in magazines in South Africa, . Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition
  • 2015
    Changes in blood pressure, glucose levels, insulin secretion and anthropometry after long term exposure to antiretroviral therapy in South African women, AIDS Research and Therapy
  • 2014
    The development of simple anthropometric measures to diagnose antiretroviral therapy-associated lipodystrophy in resource limited settings, AIDS Research and Therapy
  • 2014
    The association between nutrition and physical activity knowledge and weight status of primary school educators, SA Journal of Education