Prof E. Terblanche

Email: et2@sun.ac.za
Position: Exercise physiologist
BSc Sport Science (Stellenbosch)
Hons B in Sport Science (Stellenbosch)
BSc Hons (Epidemiology and Statistics) (Stellenbosch)
MSc (Medical Physiology) (Stellenbosch)
PhD (Medical Physiology) (Stellenbosch)
Research interests: Strategies to enhance sport performance; Post-exercise recovery; Supplements and doping in sport
Non-academic interests: Travelling and 4×4 overland trips


Louise Engelbrecht

Email: louisee@sun.ac.za
Position: Sport physiologist and performance nutritionist
M Sport Science
PG.dip Sport and exercise nutrition
Research interest: Sport specific training; physiological strain and performance predictors in cycling; FATMAX, energy availability; sport nutrition
Non-academic interest: triathlon, cycling, sport massage, trying new recipes and travelling.

Matthew Shone

Position: PhD Student

BSc Hons Sport Science (Performance Sports)

Research interests: Exercise training and cognitive function, recovery strategies

Non-academic interests: Current affairs, Active and healthy living


Rieta-Marie Brandt

Position: MSc student


P.G.C.E. (US), BScHons Sport Science (High Performance) (US), BSc Sport Science (US)

Research interest: Endurance sport; Sport Specific training (triathlon: cycling, running, swimming); Physiological responses to training & performance; Thresholds related to performance; Training zones.

Non-academic interest: Triathlon; Outdoor activities (hike, camping, trail run, mountain bike, sea / dam swim, ski); Coaching; Sports Massage

Anika Pretorius

Position: PhD Student

MSc Sport Science (Performance Sports)

Research interests: Physiological adaptations to training and nutrient periodization.Sprints and high intensity energy systems and neural control

Non-academic interests: Paralympic athlete, Sprints and high jump coaching (long term talent development from young kids to elite), Outdoor activities (ski, camping, horse riding), Love spending quality time with friends and family