Speakers tagged: bones

Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan

Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan is a palaeobiologist and Head of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cape Town. She is a global expert on the microscopic structure of the bones of extinct and extant vertebrates, and she has published extensively in scientific journals, as well as, in the popular press.  Her work has been recognized by several highly acclaimed awards:  For example, in 2005 she won the South African Woman of the Year Award, which acknowledged her contribution to science both in terms of research and science communication to the wider public. Recently (in 2013) Anusuya was awarded the World Academy of Science Sub-Saharan Prize for the Public Understanding and Popularization of Science.  She has two academic books, Microstructure of Dinosaur Bone - Deciphering Biology Through Fine Scale Techniques (published by Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005) and “Forerunners of Mammals: Radiation. Histology. Biology” (published by Indiana University Press, ... read more

Dr. Ellen Hurst

Dr Ellen Hurst is a senior Lecturer, Humanities Education Development Unit at University of Cape Town. Her research focuses on multilingual/ translingual practices involving African languages, approached from a sociolinguistic perspective. She has conducted research on: African urban youth languages (particularly ‘tsotsitaal’ in South Africa); migration, globalization and African languages; and multilingualism in South African higher education.

Erica Elk

Erica Elk is the executive director of the Cape Craft & Design Institute (CCDI), which she was appointed to establish in 2001. A visual artist by training, she has, in her professional career, worked as a writer, designer and strategic project manager across a range of platforms in the arts, culture and development arena.  Her energetic and visionary leadership has grown the CCDI into an institution widely recognised for its pioneering work. CCDI provides product and market support services to over 5 000 creative enterprises (who collectively sustain jobs and income for an estimated 14 000 people). Recently, she has been driving a process to develop and implement a Design Strategy for the Western Cape, the focus of which is the application of design to stimulate competitiveness and contribute towards economic growth. In the last year, she was named Social Entrepreneur of the year by the Business Women’s Association of ... read more

Nokwanda Khumalo

Nokwanda Khumalo is a doctoral fellow in the Institute of Humanities in Africa (HUMA) at the University of Cape Town, where she is conducting research on responses to psychological trauma in a rural obstetrics and gynaecology hospital in Northern KwaZulu Natal. She is a practicing clinical psychologist, with a particular interest in working with women who face continuous exposure to various forms of violence. She has been involved in the formation of the African Institute for the Integrated Responses to Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), and HIV/AIDS - an initiative that aims to strengthen and share transformative feminist approaches to VAWG and HIV/AIDS in the African region, since 2010. Nokwana is also involved in the training of clinical master’s students in the psychology department at the University of Cape Town.

Professor Dan Stein

Dan Stein is Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of Cape Town, and Director of the South African Medical Research Council’s Unit on Anxiety & Stress Disorders.  In addition to training in psychiatry and psychopharmacology, he has doctoral degrees in the areas of clinical neuroscience and in philosophy.  His research focuses on anxiety and related disorders and ranges from basic neuroscience, through clinical research, and on to epidemiological studies.  He is enthusiastic about clinical practice and scientific research that integrates concepts and data across these different levels.  He is one of Africa’s most widely published and cited clinician-scientists.