Since qualifying with an Honours degree in Human Movement Sciences from Wits University and then an Honours degree in Biokinetics from the University of Pretoria in 1993, I have been the head Biokineticist at the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology for the last 25 years.
I have been privileged to present lectures both nationally and internationally on the benefits of
exercise in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity and osteoporosis. I have authored numerous exercise related articles in medical and patient journals, including the current exercise and diabetes guidelines for the Society of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes South Africa (SEMDSA).
I have always enjoyed playing sports including football, cricket, rugby, squash and golf, and I now enjoy mountain biking on the weekends. I am also an avid sports fan, and for recreation I love to watch my 15-year-old twin daughters dance, act and sing.
My passion throughout my career has always been to motivate people with various pathologies to take up some form of regular activity as their treatment foundation, because the benefits of regular activity are significant.