Our Presenters

Dr Wendy Holliday

Wendy Holliday is a physiotherapist with more than ten years of clinical experience and recently completed her PhD in Exercise Science at the University of Cape Town. She combines her physiotherapy background with her PhD knowledge to conduct medical bike fits with Ergofit, Science to Sport, based in Cape Town.

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Ms Gill Bedwell

Gill is a clinical physiotherapist, part-time lecturer and PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town. She has pursued her fascination in the physiological mechanisms of pain by completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Interdisciplinary Pain Management in 2018 and a Masters degree with a focus in pain neuroscience in 2020.

Gill was awarded the Vice-Chancellor Postgraduate Scholarship for being one of the top Masters students at UCT.

She has recently embarked on PhD studies in the field of psychoneuroimmunology relating to persistent pain.

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Mr Ken Kabongo

Ken Mark Kabongo, graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT). Ken is also a Neuro-musculoskeletal Clinical Educator in the Physiotherapy Department of the University of Cape Town. After completing his community service year in Johannesburg, Ken decided to further his studies and has completed a Master of Science (MSc) in Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy at UCT.

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Dr Dale Rae

Dr Rae is a Senior Researcher in the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine within the Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Her research focuses on sleep and circadian rhythms (i.e. the body’s 24h clock).

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Ms Kim Buchholtz

Kim Buchholtz submitted her PhD in Exercise Science at the University of Cape Town in 2020. Her study investigated the role of balance and agility in mountain bikers. Kim is currently a lecturer in musculoskeletal physiotherapy at LUNEX University in Luxembourg, having previously worked at the University of Cape Town.

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Dr Alison Lupton-Smith

Alison qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Cape Town in 2007 and obtained her PhD at UCT in 2017.

She is currently a full-time lecturer in the Division of Physiotherapy at Stellenbosch University.

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Mrs Gakeemah Inglis-Jassiem

Gakeemah Inglis-Jassiem has a special interest in, and clinical expertise in neurological physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Gakeemah completed her BSc Physiotherapy degree (cum laude) at the University of the Western Cape (1996) and her Master’s degree at Stellenbosch University (2006). She is a qualified Basic Bobath Course Instructor in the assessment and management of adults with lesions of the central nervous system.

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Dr Megan Dutton

Megan completed her B.PhysT (with distinction) at the University of Pretoria in 2004. Her career as a physiotherapist started at the High Performance Centre, Pretoria where she had the privilege of working with numerous elite athletes and national teams (amongst others: SA Netball, SA Rowing, SA Men’s and Women’s Hockey).

During her tenure at the HPC she formed part of the medical team used by Cricket South Africa for their annual National Academy. This later manifested in her appointment as the team physiotherapist for the CSA Women’s (2008-2012) and U19 Men’s (2010-2014) Cricket Teams, respectively; culminating in her attendance at four ODI World Cups (2014: Winners), two T20 World Cups and numerous local and international series’.

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Ms Mirda Maclachlan

Mirda is a passionate physiotherapist with more than 30 years’ clinical experience in the management of neurological patients.

She has honed her skills in Neurological Physiotherapy and the
capacity development of undergraduate physiotherapy students in clinical settings for many years working in public, private and academic settings.

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Mr Rowan Thorpe

Rowan is an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist (APP) working in London.

He graduated with his B.Sc in Physiotherapy from UCT in 2011 before going on to complete his M.Phil in Exercise and Sports Physiotherapy in 2017, where he was awarded a distinction for his dissertation.

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Mr Jeremy Burman

Jeremy is a Director of Private Client Financial, the accounting and tax division of Private Client Holdings. Private Client Holdings is a Cape Town based wealth management company who has recently been awarded the Top Wealth Manager of the Year Award  (boutique firm category) in the Financial Mail Investors Monthly – Wealth Managers & Private Banks Awards based on extensive research conducted by Intellidex.

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