Occupational Therapy
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​Division of Occupational Therap​y 


Munira Hoosain​
Tel: 021 938 9308
Email: munira@sun.ac.za

Munira's teaching areas are Work Practice, Ergonomics and Cognition. She has varied experience in Work Practice and manages the Usebenza Assessment Centre, as well as the Clothing Industry Healthcare Fund / Stellenbosch University occupational therapy service. Her doctoral research involves the development and evaluation of a workplace-based intervention supporting the pain and ​mental health of garment workers in South Africa. She also serves as Treasurer for the Occupational Therapy Africa Regional Group (OTARG).​


  1. Hoosain M, Mayet-Hoosain NA, Plastow NA. Workplace-Based Interventions for Mental Health in Africa: A Scoping Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2023 May 18;20(10):5863.
  2. Hoosain M, Plastow N. Workplace-based occupational therapy for mental health in Africa: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open. 2022 Apr 1;12(4):e054821.
  3. Stehle L, Hoosain M, van Niekerk L. A systematic review of work-related interventions for Breast Cancer survivors: Potential contribution of occupational therapists. WORK Journal. 2022 Apr 13(Preprint):1-5.
  4. Hoosain M, Bosa F, Conolly NB, Janse van Rensburg H, Mayet M, Titus T. Workplace-based rehabilitation with garment workers: A multiple case study. WORK Journal. 2022 May 2(Preprint):1-0.
  5. Reyneke LK, Hoosain M. Dynamic Seating in Learners with Down's Syndrome in South Africa. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2020 Apr;50(1):20-7.
  6. Burger M, Hoosain M, Einspieler C, Niehaus D. Maternal perinatal mental health and infant and toddler neurodevelopment-Evidence from low and middle-income countries. A systematic review. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2020 Mar 6.
  7. Hoosain M, de Klerk S, Burger M. Workplace-based Rehabilitation for Upper Limb Conditions in the South African context. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2019 Aug; 49(2):57-60.
  8. Hoosain M, de Klerk S, Burger M. Workplace-based rehabilitation of upper limb conditions: A Systematic Review. Journal of occupational rehabilitation. 2019 Mar 15; 29(1):175-93.
  9. Mapham K, Lawless N, Abbas M, Ross-Thompson N, Duncan M. The play and leisure profiles of children in Lavender Hill. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2004; 34(2):7-12.