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Prof Noakes has published more than 750 scientific books and articles. He has been cited more than 21 000 times in scientific literature and has an H-index of 77. He has won numerous awards over the years and made himself available on many editorial boards.
For the final 15 years of his academic career he was rated an A1 scientist – the highest possible rating indicating a world-leading scientist – by the South African National Research Foundation. He is now the co-founder and Chief Medical Director of the Nutrition Network and devotes the majority of his time to promoting the low carbohydrate high fat diet, especially for those with insulin resistance, raising funds and doing research through The Noakes Foundation and supporting Eat Better South Africa.
Travis has been working where brand development meets health promotion since 1999. He spent nearly a decade helping Winning Wellness (Pty) Ltd become BODY iQ before its rebrand as Virgin Life Care (now myvirginactive), and then started work on his PhD. He now volunteers for The Noakes Foundation by contributing to the research funder’s strategy and overseeing its branded and co-branded publications.
Lara Duglas, PhD, MPH, FTOS is a non-communicable disease epidemiologist. Her research focuses on the gut microbiota and obesity and type 2 diabetes risk in African populations. Her most recent research incorporates the impact of circadian rhythms and feeding patterns on the gut microbiota and cardiometabolic disease risk. She is passionate about science and independent, critical thinking.
John is the Foundation’s financial manager.
Adam is a corporate and commercial business and legal consultant, holding BA, LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Cape Town. He specialises in the implementation of corporate actions and transactions, and is a member the Law Society of the Cape of Good Hope, the Institute of Directors (Southern Africa), and the Corporate Lawyers Association of South Africa.