Dr Kentse Mpolokeng


Dr. Kentse Mpolokeng is an Anatomy lecturer at the University of Cape Town, Department of Human Biology. She joined UCT in 2016 through the nGAP progamme as part on the first cohort since its inception. She holds a BSc (Human Biology), Honours (Anatomy and Cell morphology), Masters (Anatomy and Cell morphology) - Cum laude all from the University of the Free State, and PhD in Anatomy from the University of Cape Town.  In 2017, she was listed under the Education Category in the Mail & Guardian #200 Young South Africans.

She specialises in Human Anatomy, teaching in the BSC Physiology second year, MBCHB 1st, 2nd and 3rd year (pre-clinical), BSc Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy second year and also is a course convenor for the first year BSC Speech and Audiology, Anatomy of Communication Sciences course. She also demonstrates on weekly practical dissection sessions for the 2nd and 3rd MBCHB classes. She took part in the Problem Based Learning (PBL) facilitation in the years 2016-2018.

Before joining UCT, she worked at the University of the Western Cape as an Anatomy officer in 2014 and was soon promoted to Senior Anatomy officer in 2015.

Her research interests are in the Medical Education, Gross Anatomy, and Human Anatomical Variations. Recently, she has developed a new research interest in Anatomy Imaging as it formed part of her PhD thesis where she looked at angiograms recording and reporting on: the Variations in arterial supply via the external and internal carotid arteries to the bony orbit and eyeball in Full-term fetuses, infants, children, adolescents and adults. She has supervised 9 Honours students to completion of which in 4 she was the main supervisor and is currently supervising two Masters students.

She is an active member of the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA) and South African Women in Science and Engineering (SAWISE). She has presented some of her research work in both the local and international Anatomy conferences, including the Departmental conferences.