Blessing Mkhwanazi

Dr Blessing Nkazimulo Mkhwanazi Lecturer 033 260 5453 mkhwanazib@ukzn.ac.za PhD (Physiology), MMedSci (Physiology), BSc Honours Biochemistry), BSc (Biochemistry and Microbiology) Dietetics and Human Nutrition Pietermaritzburg campus 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

Kirthee Pillay

Dr Kirthee Pillay Lecturer 033 260 5674 pillayk@ukzn.ac.za PhD, MSc (Diet), BScHons (Diet), PGDip (Diet), BSc (Diet) Dirtetics and Human Nutrition Pietermaritzburg Campus Kirthee qualified as a Dietitian in 1997. She started working at Grey’s Hospital as a Clinical Dietitian in 1998. In 2004 she left the position of Senior Dietitian at Grey’s Hospital to

Chara Biggs

Dr Chara Biggs Lecturer 033 260 6153 BiggsC@ukzn.ac.za PhD, MSc (Dietetics), BScHons (Dietetics), Diploma (Hospital Dietetics), BSc (Dietetics), BSc (Biological Sciences) Dietetics and Human Nutrition Pietermaritzburg Campus Dr Biggs has been lecturing diet therapy at the University for 20 years and is responsible for the development and lecturing of the therapeutic modules of the degree

Muthulisi Siwela

Prof Muthulisi Siwela Professor 033 260 5459 Siwelam@ukzn.ac.za PhD, MSc, PGDip (Mgnt), BScHons Dietetics and Human Nutrition Pietermaritzburg Campus Prof Muthulisi Siwela is a Food Scientist, he obtained MSc and PhD (Food Science) from the University of Pretoria. He has served as an academic for more than 20 years at a couple of universities in

Susanna Kassier

Prof Sussana Maria Kassier Associate Professor 033 260 5431 kassiers@ukzn.ac.za PhD (Nutrition and Dietetics), MSc (Dietetics), BScHons (Dietetics), PGDip (Hospital Dietetics), BSc (Dietetics) Nutrition and Dietetics Pietermaritzburg Campus Prof Sussana is a Head of Discipline, Associate Professor and Academic coordinator: 4th year BSc Dietetics and Human Nutrition Research interests Research interests include obesity Public health,

Laurencia Govender

Dr Laurencia Govender Lecturer 033 260 6154 GovenderL3@ukzn.ac.za PhD (Dietetics), MSc (Dietetics), PGDip (Dietetics), BSc (Dietetics) Dietetics and Human Nutrition Pietermaritzburg Campus Laurencia Govender is a registered dietitian, who obtained her BSc Dietetics, PgDip Dietetics, MSc Dietetics (summa cum laude) and PhD Dietetics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). She is a Nutrition Lecturer in the Dietetics