School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Blessing Nkazimulo Mkhwanazi


Dr Mkhwanazi is a physiology lecturer in the discipline of Dietetics and Nutrition. He started his academic career as lecturer at the Durban University of Technology from 2016-2018 where he lectured Anatomy and physiology to somatology and emergency medicine students. He holds a PhD in physiology where he evaluated plant derived medicinal plant products on kidney function of diabetic rats. He has presented his research in local and international conferences.

Research interests

  • Use of nutraceuticals (functional foods) in the management of metabolic disorders and malaria
  • Body composition and obesity 
  • Medical education and learning styles 

Research profiles