Vicki Lambert

Excercise Science and Sports Medicine, University of Cap Town

Professor Vicki Lambert is working in the UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town. She is author or co-author of over 125 peer-reviewed scientific publications. She is actively involved in research on the role of physical activity for public health purposes in South Africa, and has acted as a consultant to the United States Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization (WHO) on issues related to the Role of Diet and Activity in the Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases, and Developing a Global Policy for Promoting Physical Activity for Health. She currently serves on the executive council of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health, Agita Mundo, and the Scientific Advisory Council for the International Obesity Task Force. She leads the efforts in South Africa for the Modeling the Epidemiological Transition study (METS), and the Vitality Insured Persons (VIP) cohort. She is a co-principal investigator for WDF- funded, school-based intervention, Health Kick, as well as the South African principal investigator for the ISCOLE study

Chapters Authored

Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Related Disorders