Discipline of Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences

Prof Rowena Naidoo

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Prof Rowena Naidoo

Academic Leader: Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences
Tel: +27 (0)31 260 8235
E-mail: Naidoor3@ukzn.ac.za

Research Interests

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

 

 

 Biosketch

Prof Rowena Naidoo completed her Biokinetics degree in 2000 and practiced as a biokineticist for over 10 years at the former University of Natal. As a biokineticist, she has travelled with numerous sports teams both locally and internationally. In 2011, she was appointed as a lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal at the Discipline of Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences. In 2017, Rowena was appointed as the Academic Leader of the discipline and in 2019 was appointed as an Associate Professor.

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 has 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. Areas of current research interest include promoting physical activity and sport in children with disabilities.

Postgraduate 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.

 List of Publications

A.   Peer-reviewed publications

Journal articles

 

1.     Naidoo, R., & Coopoo, Y. (2007). The health and fitness profiles of nurses in KwaZulu-Natal. Curationis 30(2), 66-73.

2.     Naidoo, R., Coopoo. Y., Lambert. EV., Draper. C. (2009). The Impact of a Primary School-Based Nutrition and Physical Activity Intervention on Learners in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: A Pilot Study. South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 21(1), 7-12.

3.     Naidoo, R., & Coopoo. Y. (2012). The impact of a primary school physical activity intervention in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 18(1), 75-85.

4.     Naidoo, R., Nqwena, ZZ., Reimers, L., Peters, K.,  Sookan, T., & McKune, AJ. (2014). Acute heart rate variability responses to a therapeutic horseback riding session in children with autism spectrum disorders: a pilot study, Scientific and Educational Journal of Therapeutic Riding, Vol 19.

5.     Draper, C., Basset, S., De Villiers, A., Lambert, EV., Uys, M., and the HAKSA Writing Group (2014). Results From South Africa’s 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health,11 (Suppl 1), S98-S104.

6.     Davids, J., Naidoo, R. & Coopoo, Y. (2015). Coaches’ perspectives on youth football development programmes in the eThekwini region, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, November (Supplement 1), 236-250.

7.     Nqwena, ZZ., & Naidoo, R. (2016). The Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Heart Rate Variability of Children with Disabilities. African Journal of Disability, 5(1), 1-8, a248. http://dx.doi. org/10.4102/ajod.v5i1.248.

8.     Nyawose, SE. & Naidoo, R. (2016). The impact of a school-based and family physical activity intervention on learners’ health behaviour. African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences, 22(1:2), 378-393.

9.     Uys, M., Bassett, S., Draper, C., Lisa Micklesfield, Andries Monyeki, De Villiers, A., and the HAKSA 2016 Writing Group (2016). Results From South Africa’s 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health,13 (Suppl 2), S265-S273.

10.   Dlamini, KP. & Naidoo, R. (2017). Acute effects of varying whole body vibration exposure on jump performance of amateur club volleyball players. African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences, 23(3), 485-497.

11.   Naidoo, K., Naidoo, R., & Bangalee, V. (2018). Regulating the South African sport supplement industry: ‘Whey’ overdue. South African Medical Journal, 108(3):166-167.

12.   Reddy, V. & Naidoo, R. (2018). The Lifestyle Habits and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Profiles of Staff Within a Provincial Tertiary Institution in South Africa. Global Journal of Health Sciences, 10(6): 102-113.

13.   Naidoo, K., Naidoo, R., & Bangalee, V. (2018). Understanding the Amino Acid Profile of Whey Protein Products, Global Journal of Health Sciences, 10(9):45. https://doi.org/10.5539/gjhs.v10n6p102

14.   Naidoo, R., Moodley. K. (2018). The Short-term Effects of a Sports Stacking Intervention on the Cognitive and Perceptual Motor Functioning In Geriatrics. South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 30 (1), 1-6.

15.   Ballington, SJ., & Naidoo, R. (2018). The carry-over effect of an aquatic-based intervention in children with cerebral palsy. African Journal of Disability, 7(0), 1-8, a361. https://doi.org/10.4102/ajod.v7i0.361.

16.   Draper, CE., Tomaz, SA., Bassett, SH., Burnett, C., Christie, CJ., Cozett, C., de Milander, M. Krog, S., Monyeki, A., Naidoo, N., Naidoo, R., Prioreschi, A., Walter, C., Watson, E., & Lambert, EV. (2018). Results from South Africa’s 2018 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 15(Suppl 2), S406-S408. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2018-0517

17.   Kisten, T., Naidoo, R. (2019). The Perspectives of Amateur Soccer Players and their Coaches on the Use of Performance Enhancing Substances. Global Journal of Health Sciences, 1(7), 154-163. https://doi.org/10.5539/gjhs.v11n7p154

18.   Draper, CE., Tomaz, SA., Bassett, SH., Harbon, J., Kruger, HS., Micklesfield, LK., Monyeki, A., Lambert, EV. & members of the HAKSA 2018 Scientific Advisory Group (2019). Results from the Healthy Active Kids South Africa 2018 Report Card. South African Journal of Child Health. 13 (3), 130-136.

19.   Geberemariam BY., Naidoo, R., Chetty, V. (2019) The effects of a short-term exercise programme for people living with HIV in Ethiopia. Sport Sciences for Health. Accepted

20.   Da Costa, D., Bangalee, V., Subban, K., & Naidoo, R. (2019). South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 31(1), 1-2.

21.   Nyawose, Z., & Naidoo, R. (2019). The prevalence of shoulder injuries among teachers: a systematic review. South African Journal of Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation. 41(3), 51-61.

22.   Ndlovu, A., Proches, CG., & Naidoo, R. (2020) Promoting quality education by addressing ethical challenges in high school football at circuit level in Durban, South Africa. Perspectives in Education 38(1):163-180. https://doi.org/10.18820/2519593X/pie.v38i1.12

23.   Nyawose, Z., & Naidoo, R. (2020). The Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Shoulder Injuries in Primary School Teachers, Durban, South Africa. Global Journal of Health Sciences, 12(7), 64-71. https://doi.org/10.5539/gjhs.v12n7p64

24.   Chetty V, Munsamy A, Cobbing S, Van Staden D, Naidoo R. (2020) The emerging public health risk of extended electronic device use during the COVID-19 pandemic. South African Journal of Science. 116(7/8), Art. #8530, 2 pages. https://doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2020/8530

25.   Da Costa, D., Bangalee, V., & Naidoo, R. (2020). Exogenous Ketone Supplement Ingestion And Submaximal Exercise Response in Trained, Male Cyclists: A Randomised, Double-blind Study. Annals of Applied Sport Science. In press. E 890.

26.   Nyawose, Z., & Naidoo, R. (2020). The effect of an eight-week shoulder rehabilitation intervention programme on pain and function, range of motion and muscle strength among teachers: A pilot study. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. 1, 1–10.

Policy Documents:

  1. Goodenough, B., Subban, K., Naidoo, R., et al. KwaZulu-Natal High Performance Sport Strategic Plan 2020-2025, 14 April 2020
  2. Naidoo, R., Chetty, V., Draper, C., et al. Policy Brief: Physical Activity for Health in children and adolescents in Africa: COVID-19 and beyond-Home, School and Communities, 16 September 2020
  3. African Physical Activity Network (AFPAN) and Academic Consortium, Policy Brief: Physical Activity for Health in Africa: Guidance During and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic, 22 September 2020
  4. Naidoo, R., Chetty, V., Draper, C., et al. Policy Brief: Physical Activity for Health in children and adolescents with disabilities in Africa: COVID-19 and beyond-Home, School and Communities, December 2020
  5. Christie C J, Naidoo R, Shung-King M, Van Gent M, et al. Policy Brief: Organised school sport in South Africa for children and adolescents: COVID-19 and beyond, March 2021

 

The following publications are peer-reviewed textbooks.

 

Book Chapters

  1. Naidoo, R. and Krog, S (2015). Physical education. In: Gous, I and Roberts, J. (Eds) Teaching Life Orientation: Senior and FET Phases. Cape Town: Oxford University Press Southern Africa.
  2. Naidoo, R (2017). Basic Anatomy and physiology. In: Krog, S and Naidoo, R (Eds) Teaching Physical Education and Sports Coaching, Cape Town: Oxford University Press Southern Africa.
  3. Naidoo, R (2017). Managing sports injuries and safety issues. In: Krog, S and Naidoo, R (Eds) Teaching Physical Education and Sports Coaching, Cape Town: Oxford University Press Southern Africa.
  4. Willemse, F and Naidoo, R (2017). Basic sport nutrition, performance-enhancing substances and anti-doping education. In: Krog, S and Naidoo, R (Eds) Teaching Physical Education and Sports Coaching, Cape Town: Oxford University Press Southern Africa.
  5. Naidoo, R (2017). Measurement and evaluation. In: Krog, S and Naidoo, R (Eds) Teaching Physical Education and Sports Coaching, Cape Town: Oxford University Press Southern Africa.

 

 

Edited Books

               1.            Krog, S. and Naidoo, R (eds.) 2017. Teaching Physical Education and Sports Coaching, Cape Town: Oxford University Press Southern Africa.

 

 

School Books

My contribution to the following books is one-third:

 

  1. Dommisse, J., Espi-Sanchis, P., Naidoo, R., Siegruhn-Mars, A., Saaidien-Raad, K., van Heerden, G., and Walker, R. (2012) Oxford Successful Life Skills Learner’s Book: Grade One. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.
  2. Dommisse, J., Espi-Sanchis, P., Naidoo, R., Siegruhn-Mars, A., Saaidien-Raad, K., van Heerden, G., and Walker, R. (2012) Oxford Successful Life Skills Learner’s Book: Grade Two. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Dommisse, J., Espi-Sanchis, P., Naidoo, R., Siegruhn-Mars, A., Saaidien-Raad, K., van Heerden, G., and Walker, R. (2012) Oxford Successful Life Skills Learner’s Book: Grade Three. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Dommisse, J., Espi-Sanchis, P., Naidoo, R., Siegruhn-Mars, A., Saaidien-Raad, K., van Heerden, G., and Walker, R. (2012) Oxford Successful Life Skills Workbook: Grade One. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Dommisse, J., Espi-Sanchis, P., Naidoo, R., Siegruhn-Mars, A., Saaidien-Raad, K., van Heerden, G., and Walker, R. (2012) Oxford Successful Life Skills Workbook: Grade Two. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Dommisse, J., Espi-Sanchis, P., Naidoo, R., Siegruhn-Mars, A., Saaidien-Raad, K., van Heerden, G., and Walker, R. (2012) Oxford Successful Life Skills Workbook: Grade Three. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Dommisse, J., Espi-Sanchis, P., Naidoo, R., Siegruhn-Mars, A., Saaidien-Raad, K., and Walker, R. (2012) Oxford Successful Life Skills Teacher’s Book: Grade One. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Dommisse, J., Espi-Sanchis, P., Naidoo, R., Siegruhn-Mars, A., Saaidien-Raad, K., and Walker, R. (2012) Oxford Successful Life Skills Teacher’s Book: Grade Two. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Dommisse, J., Espi-Sanchis, P., Naidoo, R., Siegruhn-Mars, A., Saaidien-Raad, K., and Walker, R. (2012) Oxford Successful Life Skills Teacher’s Book: Grade Three. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Clitheroe, F., Dilley, L., Espi-Sanchis, P., Maxwell, E., and Naidoo, R. (2013) Oxford Successful Life Orientation Teacher’s Book: Grade Four. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Clitheroe, F., Dilley, L., Espi-Sanchis, P., Maxwell, E., and Naidoo, R. (2013) Oxford Successful Life Orientation Teacher’s Book: Grade Five. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Clitheroe, F., Dilley, L., Espi-Sanchis, P., Maxwell, E., and Naidoo, R. (2013) Oxford Successful Life Orientation Teacher’s Book: Grade Six. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Clitheroe, F., Dilley, L., Espi-Sanchis, P., Maxwell, E., and Naidoo, R. (2013) Oxford Successful Life Orientation Learner’s Book: Grade Four. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Clitheroe, F., Dilley, L., Espi-Sanchis, P., Maxwell, E., and Naidoo, R. (2013) Oxford Successful Life Orientation Learner’s Book: Grade Five. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Clitheroe, F., Dilley, L., Espi-Sanchis, P., Maxwell, E., and Naidoo, R. (2013) Oxford Successful Life Orientation Learner’s Book: Grade Six. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Clitheroe, F., Dilley, L., E., Naidoo, R., Perez, N., and Pickering, R. (2013) Oxford Successful Life Orientation Teacher’s Book: Grade Seven. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Clitheroe, F., Dilley, L., E., Naidoo, R., Perez, N., and Pickering, R. (2013) Oxford Successful Life Orientation Teacher’s Book: Grade Eight. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Clitheroe, F., Dilley, L., E., Naidoo, R., Perez, N., and Pickering, R. (2013) Oxford Successful Life Orientation Teacher’s Book: Grade Nine. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Clitheroe, F., Dilley, L., E., Naidoo, R., Perez, N., and Pickering, R. (2013) Oxford Successful Life Orientation Learner’s Book: Grade Seven. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Clitheroe, F., Dilley, L., E., Naidoo, R., Perez, N., and Pickering, R. (2013) Oxford Successful Life Orientation Learner’s Book: Grade Eight. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Clitheroe, F., Dilley, L., E., Naidoo, R., Perez, N., and Pickering, R. (2013) Oxford Successful Life Orientation Learner’s Book: Grade Nine. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Atwell, T., Bottaro, J., Burger, R., Clitheroe, F., Dilley, L., Hornsveld, M., Mahlangu, A., Naidoo, R., Peasnall, H., Perez, N., and Visser, P. (2013) Oxford Successful Life Orientation Learner’s Book: Grade Ten. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Atwell, T., Bottaro, J., Burger, R., Clitheroe, F., Dilley, L., Hornsveld, M., Mahlangu, A., Naidoo, R., Peasnall, H., Perez, N., and Visser, P. (2013) Oxford Successful Life Orientation Teacher’s Book: Grade Eleven. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Atwell, T., Bottaro, J., Burger, R., Clitheroe, F., Dilley, L., Hornsveld, M., Mahlangu, A., Naidoo, R., Peasnall, H., Perez, N., and Visser, P. (2013) Oxford Successful Life Orientation Learner’s Book: Grade Twelve. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Atwell, T., Bottaro, J., Burger, R., Clitheroe, F., Dilley, L., Hornsveld, M., Mahlangu, A., Naidoo, R., Peasnall, H., Perez, N., and Visser, P. (2013) Oxford Successful Life Orientation Teacher’s Book: Grade Ten. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Atwell, T., Bottaro, J., Burger, R., Clitheroe, F., Dilley, L., Hornsveld, M., Mahlangu, A., Naidoo, R., Peasnall, H., Perez, N., and Visser, P. (2013) Oxford Successful Life Orientation Teacher’s Book: Grade Eleven. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.
  2. Atwell, T., Bottaro, J., Burger, R., Clitheroe, F., Dilley, L., Hornsveld, M., Mahlangu, A., Naidoo, R., Peasnall, H., Perez, N., and Visser, P. (2013) Oxford Successful Life Orientation Teacher’s Book: Grade Twelve. Oxford University Press Southern Africa: Cape Town.

 

  1. Burnett, C., Naidoo, R., and Roux, C. (2015) Oxford Practical Teaching: Physical Education for Primary Schools. Oxford University Press: Cape Town.

 

  1. Burnett, C., Naidoo, R., and Roux, C. (2015) Oxford Practical Teaching: Physical Education for Secondary Schools. Oxford University Press: Cape Town.