Dr Shahieda Adams is an Occupational Medicine specialist and holds joint appointments as Senior Lecturer in the Occupational Medicine Division in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine as well as Occupational Medicine Consultant in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Dr Adams heads the Occupational Medicine clinic at Groote Schuur Hospital and provides clinical training to registrars in the occupational medicine specialist training programme at UCT. She also convenes the Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health (DOH) and provides research and supervisory support to students undertaking research at postgraduate level (masters and PhD) in the Occupational Medicine Division. She is a recipient of the Discovery Academic Fellowship and a Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellow. Dr Adams’ research has a major focus on occupational health of health workers, occupational lung disease due to mining exposures and occupational health systems research with a focus on improving occupational health services and compensation to workers affected by occupational injuries and diseases. Her other contributions are the review and provision of technical expertise in occupational health policy formulation, occupational health and safety law and worker’s compensation in South Africa.