Associate Professor Lisanne du Plessis

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Stellenbosch University

Prof Lisanne du Plessis is a lecturer in Public Health and Community Nutrition in the Division of Human Nutrition, Department of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University.

She is dually registered as dietitian and nutritionist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. She has a special interest in and research focus on the environment that affects Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition and Early Childhood Development. This includes policy, governance, advocacy, and leadership issues as well as health and nutrition promotion. She lectures postgraduate modules to nutrition students and undergraduate modules to dietetic, physiotherapy, nursing, and medical students. Furthermore, she provides study leadership for undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. She is active in various committees/working groups with a link to social impact, among other, the Western Cape Government, Department of Health: Infant and Young Child Feeding Technical Working group.

During their IAS Fellowship, Prof Lisanne du Plessis is collaborating with Professor Emma Haycraft and Professor Paula Griffiths from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

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