Professor Mohamed Jeebhay, is an Occupational Medicine specialist, and holds joint appointments as Head of the Occupational Medicine Division in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine as well as in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Professor Jeebhay established the occupational medicine specialist training programme at UCT in 2004. He also convenes the MPhil (Occupational Health) and the PhD programme in the Occupational Medicine Division. He is a fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini, an international academy of internationally renowned fellows in occupational and environmental health (2011-present). He is a previous recipient (1998) of the International Award in Occupational Health and Safety of the American Public Health Association (APHA). He is rated by the National Research Foundation (South Africa) as an internationally acclaimed (B2-rated) research scientist. Professor Jeebhay leads the research programme on occupational allergens and asthma in the Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health Research (CEOHR). His research has a major focus on environmental risk factors and preventive approaches for work-related allergy and asthma. His other research contributions are in occupational health services development, occupational health and safety law and worker’s compensation in South Africa. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology and the African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine.