Professor Marjanne Senekal

Prof Marjanne Senekal



Interim Head of Division



BSc Dietetics and Physiology cum laude (University of Stellenbosch) 1977

BSc Hons Dietetics cum laude (University of Stellenbosch) 1978

Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Dietetics (University of Pretoria) 1979

Masters in Nutrition cum laude (University of Stellenbosch) 1988

PhD (Dietetics) (University of Stellenbosch) 1994


Registration/Membership of Societies

Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

Elected member of the professional Board for Dietetics

International Society for Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics


Brief work history

Marjanne is currently Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Human Nutrition, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town. She has been working in the field of nutrition teaching and research for the past 27 years, including positions at the Universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch as well as at the Medical research council.


Teaching Focus

Nutrition Science

Research Theory


Research Focus

Dietary methodology, development and validation of nutrition screening questionnaires, nutrition intervention focused on weight management within the context of nutrition genomics.


Membership of committees

Marjanne has served on multiple committees, including those relating to research, tertiary education, the dietetic profession, and scientific/nutrition societies – both national and international.


Contact details

Tel: (021) 406 6784