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The University Research Office is based at the Govan Mbeki building on Westville campus

The University of KwaZulu-Natal currently has more than 250 post-doctoral fellows

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UKZN Postdoc Committee 2013



Dr Paul Cavalier

As a Postdoctoral researcher in UKZN CAES – School of Chemistry and Physics - Department of Physics since 2013, I work on magnetic geophysical exploration techniques applied to archaeology and national heritage. I completed my PhD in Grenoble (France) in 2011, on innovative superconducting optoelectronics for astrophysics, after which I chose to explore new horizons. As a generalist, I like working in projects involving several fields of expertise and bridge gaps to create new perspectives. I am particularly motivated by challenges requiring a high sense of initiative and adaptability. Throughout the years I have also invested myself in various associations and foundations, cultural and humanitarian, as I consider important to keep an open vision and be active on multiple levels.




Dr Nyasha MbotiNyasha Mboti has a doctorate from the University of Zimbabwe (2010), where he also lectured in film, media, gender studies and popular culture in the Department of English and Media

Studies. Dr. Mboti’s doctoral thesis researched the mechanics of the filmed image, proposing a theoretical refutation of the assumptions of Hollywood films about Africa. He is currently a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Applied Human  Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Howard College.

For his post-doctoral studies he is wrestling with an emerging theory  of  visuality  which  he  calls  “visuality  forensics”,  a systematic study of the behaviour of visual images in human societies in every-day contexts. His research interests range from media and cultural studies to film studies and visual culture. Dr. Mboti has published in African Identities, Critical Arts, Journal of Literary Studies, Communicatio, European Journal of Cultural Studies and Journal of African Cinemas, among others.

Dr Dorota StarzakI am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Health Sciences (Discipline of Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences). I completed my PhD in Biological Sciences at the Victoria University of Wellington in Wellington, New Zealand. I am currently researching the effects of exercise on chronic inflammation associated with diseases of lifestyle. My research interests are based around the immune and inflammatory responses to exercise as well as the effect of lifestyle factors, such as diet and inactivity, on inflammatory markers and immune function.



Dr Toyin AderemiToyin Aderemi is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, representing the College of Law and Management Studies. She is affiliated to the Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division (HEARD), where she works on a sexuality education project for teachers of learners with disabilities in KwaZulu-Natal. Toyin has backgrounds in pharmacy and public health. Her research interests are focussed around disability-inclusive development, health promotion and education, as well as public health pharmacy.



Dr Ashwell NdlalaAshwell R. Ndhlala received his BSc Honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Zimbabwe in 2001, Doctorate (PhD in Ethnopharmacology) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg in South Africa in 2010. He currently serves as a Postdoctoral Researcher at The Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development. His research interests are mainly focused on African Traditional Medicine. The long term goals of his research are to document the safety, efficacy and sustainable utilisation of African Traditional Medicine. With vast experience in toxicology, bioanalysis, microbiology, conservation methods and indigenous knowledge systems, he has contributed immensely to the knowledge of ethnopharmacology of African Traditional Medicine. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board for the South African Journal of Botany, Journal of Bioequivalence & Bioavailability, International Journal of Herbal Medicine and performs peer reviews for a number of rated journals.

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