Dr Rowena Naidoo


Dr Rowena Naidoo 

Academic Leader: Dr Rowena Naidoo


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Research Interests

Health promotion among children, specifically children with disabilities and workplace wellness, physical activity interventions; anti-doping interventions for adolescents


Academic Leader: Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences 

 Biosketch / brief CV

Dr Rowena Naidoo is a lecturer/biokineticist in the Discipline of Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal from 2011 and has been appointed as the Academic Leader in 2017.

As a registered biokineticist, she has travelled with numerous sports teams both locally and internationally.

She is currently the Chair of the KZN Biokinetics Association of South Africa (BASA).

As a Doping Education Officer and the Doping Education coordinator in KwaZulu-Natal, Rowena, coordinates doping awareness education programmes at all levels of sport. She sas been working with the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport since 1999.

Research interest: Rowena is interested in promoting cross-disciplinary and inter-institutional research projects, particularly concerning children with disabilities. Areas of current research interest include promoting physical activity and sport in children with disabilities.

Research Publications: Thus far, Rowena has 17 peer-reviewed publications and has co-authored over 25 school books published under Oxford University Press from 2012-2017. She was also part of the writing team for the 2014, 2016 and 2018 Healthy Active Kids South Africa Report Card.

PhD Supervision: If you are interested in studying for a research degree related to one or more of my research interests, please contact me with your ideas.