Medicine and Health Sciences
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Meet our ECs 

​Prof Lizahn Cloete

+27 21 938 9308
Room 2025, Education Building

Lizahn Cloete is an​ associate professor in the Division of Occupational Therapy at Stellenbosch University. She takes interest in working with different groups of people and communities of practice towards creating spaces for dialogue on decolonization and transformation. She specializes in organizational and community development and leads research projects on the topics of health communication, relational ethics, and practice management.

Dr Gerald Maarman

+ 27 21 938 9141
Room TKL 0070A, Clinical Building

Gerald Maarman, is jointly appointed at the Desmond Tutu TB Centre, as a Research Manager (clinical HIV prevention research), and a principle investigator in Dept. Biomedical Sciences (experimental cardio-protection research). In his spare time, he is a motivation speaker and involved in youth & community development projects. He is a Gospel singer and composer, likes jogging and enjoys spending quiet time in places with lots of trees. Gerald enjoys creative writing (poetry & theatre) and often travels throughout the world, singing at events and working as a motivational speaker. 

Prof Wolfgang Preiser

+27 21 938 9353 (via Mrs Sal van Zyl)
Room 8078 / 8080, Clinical Building

Wolfgang Preiser studied medicine in his hometown of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and later specialised in medical virology both there and in London, U.K. He came to Tygerberg in 2005, attracted by the challenges and the prospect of making a difference in a setting that combines a huge infectious disease, especially HIV, burden with the means to do something about it. After ten years, he feels neither 100% German nor 100% South African and thus looks at many matters from a somewhat refreshing semi-outsider perspective.​​​​

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Dr Mandi Alblas
​+27 21 938 9430
Room 4015, BMRI south building

Mandi Alblas is a senior lecturer in the Division of Clinical Anatomy at Stellenbosch University. She is teaching mainly histology, anatomy and biology for undergraduate students and biological anthropology for postgraduate students. Mandi is working for Stellenbosch University for over 25 years and has been a mentor and go-to-person for many students on both Stellenbosch and Tygerberg campuses. 

​Caitlin Sithole is a MBChB student who is passionate about people and life itself. She has been involved and remains involved in various student leadership structures and aims to help create an environment where students of all walks of life are able to flourish in university. Caitlin strives to be a well-rounded person and actively participates in various sports, cultural and other campus activities. Her favourite quote: "Motho ke motho ka batho babang" - a person is a person because of other people, highlights Caitlin's belief that only when we learn from one another can we truly develop and grow.