Researcher biography

Dr Kolbe-Alexander joined the School of Human Movement Studies in December 2013 as a Research Fellow. She completed her BA (Human Movement Studies Degree) at the University of the Western Cape (South Africa). She then moved to the University of Cape Town (UCT) where she graduated with the BSc (Med) Hons Exercise Science (Biokinetics), Masters in Public Health and PhD degrees.

Her work experience includes 8 years (1996- 2004) at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa where she worked in a variety of clinical and community-based programmes. This included managing the 'Community Health Intervention Programmes', which aimed to promote physical activity and health in previously marginalised communities.

Prior to moving to Australia in 2013, she was employed at the University of Cape Town (UCT) as a Senior Lecturer and course co-ordinator for the Biokinetics Honours and Masters degrees. While at UCT, she was also involved in advocating for physical activity initiatives in various sectors, including the government, non-governmental organisations and the private sector.