The School of Public Health and Family Medicine hosted a reception on Thursday 09 October 2014 for honorary senior lecturer and occupational medicine specialist, Dr Sophia Kisting who was recently appointed as Executive Director of the National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH) in Johannesburg. Dr Kisting, a UCT medical Alumnus of 1975, was previously a senior researcher in the Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health Research (CEOHR) at UCT before taking up her position as director of the global International Labour Organisation (ILO) Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work based in Geneva until 2012. In 2003, the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (USA) recognized Dr Kisting as one of ten influential women in occupational health and safety internationally.
The reception followed directly after one of its Transformation Seminar series on Knowledge, Equity and Health in Post-Apartheid South Africa Seen Through the Prism of the Organisation of Working Hours, Work-life Balance as well as Organisational Performance in the Health Services Sector presented by Dr Kisting, Associate Professor Aqiel Dalvie (Director of the Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health Research) and Peter Lewis, an Independent Labour Market Analyst and Researcher.
Prof Mohamed Jeebhay, HOD of the School of Public Health and Family Medicine and Dr Sophia Kisting, new Director of the National Institute for Occupational Health
School of Public Health and Family Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town