South African Young Academy of Science

Rose Hayeshi

Rose Hayeshi

Rose Hayeshi (PhD) is an Associate Professor at the DST/NWU Preclinical Drug Development Platform, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa. She holds a PhD in Biochemistry with experience in the field of pharmaceutical sciences gained through training and research positions held in Zimbabwe, Sweden, The Netherlands and South Africa.  Fifty percent of her time is spent on research and academic responsibilities as an Associate Professor. The other fifty percent is spent as Study Director for preclinical testing in compliance with OECD Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) guidelines. Her research interests are in preclinical testing for drug development as well as in drug metabolism and drug transport.

Prior to joining the North-West University, she worked as a Senior Researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). In 2014, she was nominated for the Emerging Research Award at the CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing Excellence Awards and in 2011, she received the award for the Most Valuable Contribution in the CSIR Polymers and Composites.

Rose is a fellow of the Africa Science Leadership Programme and alumnus of the DAAD Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies Programme. She is also co-founder and co-director of “Contemporary Africans Mentoring”, a not for profit programme for young African Women.