Prof Lebo Gafane-Matemane, North-West University

Professor Lebo Gafane-Matemane has a PhD in cardiovascular physiology from North-West University (2017). Her research focus is on cardiovascular disease, specifically the role of the kidneys in the development of hypertension. She has received funding from the South African Medical Research Council and holds the National Research Foundation Y2 rating. Her current research contributes to the generation of knowledge on factors associated with cardiovascular disease in South Africans, which will ultimately be used to identify potential areas of intervention in the prevention and management of hypertension and its related morbidities. She is a board member of the Southern African Hypertension Society and Childhood Hypertension Consortium of South Africa, and the secretary 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 a member of the Training and Mentorship Committee and the editorial board of the society’s quarterly newsletter.