Prof Paola Wood has always believed that exercise could improve quality of life, and a main objective of her research has been to produce usable and relevant work that can make a difference in people's lives.
Through her doctoral work with the Institute for Food Nutrition and Wellbeing at UP, Deborah Kupolati is helping a new generation eat healthier by developing a nutrition education programme for primary school teachers.
The University of Pretoria has identified 'Sport, exercise medicine and lifestyle interventions for chronic disease' as one of its four main strategic niche areas for research activity in the next decade.
An interest in the well-being of performers led Dr Clorinda Panebianco, a senior lecturer in the Department of Music, to undertake a study with professional ballet dancers to investigate the role of music in their experience of flow.
Prof Vanessa Steenkamp and the Phytomedicine Unit in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Pretoria (UP), are involved in research to obtain safer and more efficacious treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
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