The NIOH is so proud the Executive Director of the Institute, Dr Sophia Kisting Cairncross, was awarded the President of Convocation Medal (2017) at the graduation ceremony held at the University of Cape Town on 5 April 2018.

In her citation, President of Convocation Lorna Houston, lauded Sophia, a UCT medical graduate and previous staff member of the School of Public Health & Family Medicine, for her distinguished leadership, which demonstrated a deep and abiding passion for collective and inclusive efforts to protect the health, social and economic rights of the most vulnerable workers.

This is a wonderful acknowledgement of Dr  Kisting’s specific contribution, highlighting the positive role of occupational health academics and researchers in addressing the health challenges facing workers.

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Dr Sophia Kisting Cairncross

Dr Sophia Kisting Cairncross