Dr Sharief Hendricks, University of Cape Town

Dr Sharief Hendricks is an exercise scientist with a PhD from the University of Cape Town (2012). His research includes sports performance, injury prevention and athlete welfare from community sport to professional athletes. Hendricks was awarded the University of Cape Town College of Fellows Young Researcher Award (2019) and is a 2x finalist for the TW Kambule National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) Award for South Africa’s top scientists (2020 and 2021). In 2019, he was one of the Mail and Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans. Hendricks is currently President-Elect of the South African Sports Medicine Association (2021), a Visiting Fellow at Leeds Beckett University and a Fellow of the European College of Sport Science. He is the Social Media Editor for European Journal of Sport Science and an Associate Editor for Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport and British Medical Journal Open Sport and Exercise Medicine. Hendricks serves on the NRF Health Sciences Specialist Rating Committee and holds a C2 NRF rating.