Prof Lebo Gafane-Matemane, North-West University

Professor Lebo Gafane-Matemane obtained her PhD in Physiology from North-West University (NWU) in 2017. She is currently the sub-theme leader for Translational and Implementation Science at Hypertension in Africa Research Team, NWU.

Her research contributes to the generation of knowledge on factors associated with cardiovascular disease, which will ultimately be used to identify potential areas of intervention in the prevention and management of hypertension and its related morbidities. She is funded by the National Research Foundation and the South African Medical Research Council.

She is a board member of the Southern African Hypertension Society and Childhood Hypertension Consortium of South Africa, and a member of the South African National Committee of the International Union for Physiological Sciences. Prof Gafane-Matemane is a Fellow of the International Society of Hypertension, where she serves as Chair of the Training and Mentorship Committee. She further serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Hypertension and the Journal of the American Heart Association.