Mrs. Tanita Botha

Tel: 012 420 2619
Email: [email protected]
Position: Senior Research Consultant and Statistical Analyst
 
Academic qualifications: BSc Actuarial and Financial Mathematics, BSc (Hons) Mathematical Statistics, MSc Mathematical Statistics (UP)

Research interests:  Computational statistics, Biostatistics, Multivariate statistics, Entropy, Statistical inference.

My portfolio includes: Senior statistical research consultant for the Internal Statistical Consultation Services (ISCS) and the University of Pretoria focussed on research in the medical, consumer science, informatics and natural science fields, and managing a team of postgraduate students in statistical science in this consulting capacity. Statistical analyst experience in the banking, property valuation and insurance industries. Actively working on fundamental statistical research.

Current collaboration units within the University of Pretoria: 

  • Siyakhula Project and Umbriflow Project within the UP Research Centre for Maternal, Fetal, Newborn & Child Health Care Strategies.
  • Institute of Sustainable Malaria Control UP (ISMC). 
  • Sport Medicine

ORCID ID:  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8861-4466

List of publications - primary research:

  1. Botha, T.; Ferreira, J.; Bekker, A. Alternative Dirichlet Priors for Estimating Entropy Via a Power Sum Functional. Mathematics 2021, 9, 1493. https://doi.org/10.3390/ math9131493
  2. Ferreira, J., Bekker, A., Botha, T. and Makgai, S., 2021, December. A note on the probabilistic determinant of independent generalised beta entries. In Annual Proceedings of the South African Statistical Association Conference (Vol. 2021, No. 1, pp. 9-15). South African Statistical Association (SASA).
  3. Botha, T.Ferreira, J.T., and Bekker, A. 2022. "Some computational aspects of a noncentral Dirichlet family". Accepted.

  4. Ferreira, J.T., Botha, T., and Bekker, A. 2022. "Tsallis and other generalised entropy forms subject to Dirichlet mixture priors." Symmetry, 14(6).

List of publications - consultation analysis:

  1. Steel, H.C., Venter, W.D., Theron, A.J., Anderson, R., Feldman, C., Kwofie, L., Cronjé, T., Arullapan, N. and Rossouw, T.M., 2018. Effects of tobacco usage and antiretroviral therapy on biomarkers of systemic immune activation in HIV-infected participants. Mediators of inflammation2018.
  2. Makame, J., Cronje, T., Emmambux, N.M. and De Kock, H., 2019. Dynamic oral texture properties of selected indigenous complementary porridges used in African communities. Foods8(6), p.221.
  3. Botha, A., Bezuidenhout, S., Du Plessis, L., Muller, E., Steyn, A.A., Weilbach, L., Jansen, R., Maritz, J. & Cronje, T. 2019. Implementing an Online Tool for Teamwork assessment in Real Time: A faculty initiative across disciplines. In: Remenyi, D. (ed.) The 5th e-learning Excellence awards: An Anthology of case histories 2019. ACPIL.
  4. Van Rensburg, D. C. C. J., Van Rensburg, A. J., Fowler, P., Fullagar, H., Stevens, D., Halson, S., ... & Cronje, T. (2020). How to manage travel fatigue and jet lag in athletes? A systematic review of interventions. British journal of sports medicine54(16), 960-968
  5. Leask, R., Cronje, T., Holm, D.E. & Van Ryneveld, L., 2020, ‘The impact of practical experience on theoretical knowledge at different cognitive levels’, Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 91(0), a2042
  6. Pillay, L., van Rensburg, D.C.C.J., van Rensburg, A.J., Ramagole, D.A., Holtzhausen, L., Dijkstra, H.P. and Cronje, T., 2020. Nowhere to hide: The significant impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) measures on elite and semi-elite South African athletes. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport23(7), pp.670-679.
  7. Leask, R., Cronje, T., Holm, D.E. and van Ryneveld, L., 2020. Comparing veterinary students’ performance with cut‐scores determined using a modified individual Angoff method featuring Bloom's taxonomy. Veterinary Record187(12), pp.e121-e121.
  8. Hlongwane, T.M.A.G., Cronje, T., Nkosi, B.S.S. and Pattinson, R.C., 2021. The prevalence of abnormal Doppler's of the umbilical artery in a low-risk pregnant population in South Africa. EClinicalMedicine34, p.100792.
  9. Janse van Rensburg, D.C., Bryant, G., Kearney, S., Singh, P., Devos, A., Jansen van Rensburg, A., Schwellnus, M.P. and Cronje, T., 2021. The epidemiology of injury and illness at the Vitality Netball World Cup 2019: an observational study. The Physician and Sportsmedicine, (in press)
  10. Viljoen, C. T., van Rensburg, D. C. C. J., van Rensburg, A. J., Booysen, E., Chauke, S., Coetzee, P., ... & Cronje, T. (2021). One in four trail running race entrants sustained an injury in the 12 months training preceding the 2019 SkyRun race. Physical Therapy in Sport47, 120-126.
  11. van Rensburg, D. C. J., van Rensburg, A. J., Fowler, P. M., Bender, A. M., Stevens, D., Sullivan, K. O., ... & Botha, T. (2021). Managing Travel Fatigue and Jet Lag in Athletes: A Review and Consensus Statement. Sports Medicine, 1-22.
  12. Vilborn, Piret, Andre Uys, Zarah Yakoob, and Tanita Cronje. "Evaluation of radiation awareness among oral health care providers in South Africa." South African Dental Journal 76, no. 3 (2021): 122-128.
  13. Ntlemo, P., T. Cronje, and P. Soma-Pillay. "Metabolic syndrome at 6 weeks aeftr delivery in a cohort of pre-eclamptic and normotensive women." South African Medical Journal 111, no. 4 (2021): 350-354.
  14. Badenhorst, J., Velleman, M., van Rensburg, A.J., Botha, T., van der Walt, N. and van Rensburg, D.J., 2021. MRI findings in chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the forearm: Using signal intensity ratio as a diagnostic tool. South African Journal of Radiology25(1), p.7.
  15. Budhram, S., Vannevel, V., Botha, T., Chauke, L., Bhoora, S., Balie, G.M., Odell, N., Lombaard, H., Wise, A., Georgiou, C. and Ngxola, N., 2021. Maternal characteristics and pregnancy outcomes of hospitalized pregnant women with SARS‐CoV‐2 infection in South Africa: An INOSS‐based cohort study. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics.
  16. Arashi, M., Bekker, A., Salehi, M., Millard, S., Botha, T. and Golpaygani, M., 2021. Evaluating prediction of COVID-19 at provincial level of South Africa: a statistical perspective. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, pp.1-14.
  17. Viljoen, C., van Rensburg, D.C.C.J., Van Mechelen, W., Verhagen, E., Silva, B., Scheer, V., Besomi, M., Gajardo-Burgos, R., Matos, S., Schoeman, M. and van Rensburg, A.J., Botha, T. 2022. Trail running injury risk factors: a living systematic review. British journal of sports medicine.
  18. Viljoen, C., van Rensburg, D.C.J., van Mechelen, W., Verhagen, E., Korkie, E. and Botha, T., 2022. Development of a trail running injury screening instrument: A multiple methods approach. Physical Therapy in Sport.
  19. Nyofane, M., Hoffman, M., Botha, T. and Feucht, U., 2022. Feeding practices and cost of diet of six-month-old HIV exposed uninfected compared to HIV unexposed uninfected infants in a peri-urban community in South Africa. medRxiv.
  20. Oosthuizen, S., Bergh, A.M., Silver, A., Malatji, R., Mfolo, V. and Botha, T., 2022. Maternity healthcare providers’ self-perceptions of well-being during COVID-19: A survey in Tshwane Health District, South Africa. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine14(1), p.10.
  21. Madumise, M., Yazbek, M., Filmalter, C. and Botha, T., 2022. Birth outcomes of full-term pregnant women with false labor: A retrospective audit.
  22. Vannevel, V., Vogel, J.P., Pattinson, R.C., Adanu, R., Charantimath, U., Goudar, S.S., Gwako, G., Kavi, A., Maya, E., Osoti, A., Botha, T. and Pujar, Y., 2022. Antenatal Doppler screening for fetuses at risk of adverse outcomes: a multicountry cohort study of the prevalence of abnormal resistance index in low-risk pregnant women. BMJ open12(3), p.e053622.
  23. Amupala, A., Cronje, T. and Adam, S., 2021. The role of cervical length in predicting the success of induction of labour. South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology26(3), pp.110-114.
  24. Budhram, S., Vannevel, V., Botha, T., Chauke, L., Bhoora, S., Balie, G.M., Odell, N., Lombaard, H., Wise, A., Georgiou, C. and Ngxola, N., 2021. Maternal characteristics and pregnancy outcomes of hospitalized pregnant women with SARS‐CoV‐2 infection in South Africa: An International Network of Obstetric Survey Systems‐based cohort study. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics155(3), pp.455-465.
  25. Landman, I., Nolte, S., Botha, T. and Viljoen, J., 2022. Prevalence and antibiogram study of bacterial isolates in infection after fracture fixation at a tertiary hospital.
  26. Hlongwane, T.M.A.G., Cronje, T., Nkosi, B.S.S. and Pattinson, R.C., 2021. The prevalence of abnormal Doppler's of the umbilical artery in a low-risk pregnant population in South Africa. EClinicalMedicine34, p.100792.
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