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Departmental Research Committee

The Departmental Research Committee (DRC) oversees research-related administration in the Department of Human Biology with all of its divisions. Responsibilities of the DRC include the following:

  • Review and authorisation of research proposals for grants and postgraduate student projects
  • Preparation of the annual departmental research report
  • Recording of research output

The DRC chair represents the Department of Human Biology on the Faculty Research Committee.


Getting Advice from the DRC

  • Please review information on the pages of this research administration section of the HUB web site.
  • Should the required information not be available, please contact the DRC representative of your division (see below).

Composition of the DRC

The Departmental Research Committee is constituted of representatives of each division in the department, and the Head of Department and the Directors of the core research facilities as ex officio member.

Name Portfolio Email Extension
A/Prof Sudesh Sivarasu Chair 404 7613
A/Prof Victoria Gibbon Deputy Chair & Division of Clinical Anatomy and Biological Anthropology 650 4431
Dr Martha Holmes Division of Biomedical Engineering  
Dr Dorit Hockman Division of Cellular, Physiological & Nutritional Sciences 406 6461
Dr Janetta Harbron Division of Cellular, Physiological & Nutritional Sciences 406 6769
Dr Sharief Hendricks Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine 650 5125
Ms Ncediwe Mdlulwa Administrative Support 406 6235
Prof Sharon Prince (ex officio) Head of Department    
Prof Ernesta Meintjes (ex officio) Cape Universities Body Imaging Centre    
Prof Vicki Lambert (ex officio) Health through Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Sport Research Centre    
Prof Tania Douglas (ex officio) Biomedical Engineering Research Centre & Medical Imaging Research Unit