Staff

Name Area of Expertise  
Prof Ernesta Meintjes
Head of Division
Director: Cape Universities Body Imaging Centre
Magnetic resonance imaging
Dr Nailah Conrad
Lecturer, Programme convener: MPhil Health Innovation
Health innovation, design thinking
Dr Lindie Du Plessis
Lecturer, Programme convener: PGDip Healthcare Technology Management
Healthcare technology management
Dr Jia Fan
Junior Research Fellow
Diffusion tensor imaging and resting-state fMRI
Prof Thomas Franz Cell and tissue mechanobiology
Dr Ghodeejah Higgins
Lecturer
Cellular biophysics
Dr Martha Holmes
Senior Research Officer
Brain imaging
Stephen Jermy
Junior Research Fellow
Cardiac MRI
Dr Bessie Malila
Junior Research Fellow
Programme co-convener: MSc Biomedical Engineering
Health innovation, digital health, telemedicine
Dr Frances Robertson
Senior Research Officer
Programme co-convener: MSc Biomedical Engineering
Magnetic resonance imaging
Prof Sudesh Sivarasu
SARChI Chair for Biomedical Engineering & Innovation
Director: Biomedical Engineering Research Centre
Biomechanics, biomechatronics, medical devices  
Dr Fleur Warton
Junior Research Fellow
Magnetic resonance imaging

 


Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Name Area of Expertise  
Samuel Bayih Magnetic resonance imaging
Amy Graham Magnetic resonance imaging
Isaac Khobo Magnetic resonance imaging
Elizabeth Kruse Cancer mechanobiology
Dr Joanah Madzime Magnetic resonance imaging
Dr Farai Mberi Magnetic resonance imaging
Dr Dodzi Motchon Computational modelling in cardiac diseases
Dr Juliet Nagawa
Postdoctoral representative
Computational modelling of cardiac mechanics in preeclampsia
Majahonkhe Shabangu
UCT Carnegie DEAL Postdoctoral Fellow
Cancer mechanobiology

 


Technical Staff

Name and Position Area of Expertise  
Ms Sarah McEwan
Senior Technical Officer
Medical device development

Mr Edmund Wessels
Electronic Engineer

Medical device development
Mrs Petronella Samuels
Principal Technical Officer, CUBIC
Magnetic resonance imaging
Mrs Patricia Mazwi Maishi
Senior MR Radiographer, CUBIC
Magnetic resonance imaging
Ms Mariaan Jaftha
Senior MR Radiographer, CUBIC
Magnetic resonance imaging

 


Administrative Staff

Name and Position    
Ms Busisiwe Booi-Shologu
Administrative Assistant
Division of Biomedical Engineering, MIRU

 


Honorary, Emeritus and Visiting Academic Staff

Name and Position Area of Expertise  
Dr Tamer Abdalrahman
Honorary Research Associate
Cellular mechanobiology
 
Assoc Prof Bhushan Borotikar
Honorary Assoc Professor
Statistical shapes and medical imaging to evaluate the human musculoskeletal system
Prof Valerie Burdin
Honorary Professor
Medical image analysis and understanding
Assoc Prof Robert Colin Carter
Honorary Associate Professor
Child development
Dr Jill Fortuin
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Healthcare technology management, eHealth
Prof Joseph Jacobson
Honorary Professor
Child development
Prof Sandra Jacobson
Honorary Professor
Child development
Dr Marcin Jankiewicz
Honorary Senior Lecturer
MRI physics
Prof Georges Limbert
Honorary Professor
Skin mechanics, tissue regeneration
Prof Tinashe Mutsvangwa
Adjunct Professor
Data science, 3D image reconstruction, statistical shape modelling
Dr Jerry Ochola
Honorary Research Associate
Computational biomechanics
Dr Kevin Sack
Honorary Research Associate
Cardiac modelling
Prof Andre van der Kouwe
Honorary Professor
Magnetic resonance imaging
Prof Kit Vaughan
Emeritus Professor
Mammography