Habib Noorbhai

Professor | Health & Sports Scientist | Keynote Speaker

Expertise: HealthTech, Innovation, Sports Science, Cricket Science, EdTech, Media, Science Comms

About Habib Noorbhai

Habib Noorbhai, Ph.D. (UCT) is a Professor (Health & Sports Science) and Director of the Biomedical Engineering and Healthcare Technology (BEAHT) Research Centre at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Johannesburg (UJ). In line with the 4IR mandate, he is involved with inter-disciplinary work in the healthcare technology and innovation spaces. He holds a National Research Foundation (NRF) Y-rating, and continues to conduct research within the sports fraternity and cricket sciences.

In 2015, he was nominated among Mail and Guardians top 200 young South Africans. He also won the Mr South Africa title in 2017, using the title to spearhead change within health, sport and education. He was later inducted as a Golden Key International Honorary Member at UCT in 2018 for his contributions to academia, leadership and service. In 2021, he was awarded the Distinguished Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teacher Excellence at UJ.

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Prof Leon van Niekerk Professor in Sport Psychology, University of Fort Hare

“I had the pleasure to work with Prof Noorbhai for some time now and know him as a diligent and hard-working scientist who leaves no stone unturned to produce results and research outcomes of note. Prof Noorbhai is an expert in his field and I can recommend him proudly for any collaboration in sport science with the knowledge that he will complete his tasks successfully.”

Dr Kruttika Bhuse Resident at Uconn Health School Of Dental Medicine

“I met Prof Habib Noorbhai at a Conference held at London. When i met him, he came across as a very dynamic and focused person. His presentation skills and humble nature won him great praise at the conference. Prof Habib has come a long way in his person and professional life, Mr South Africa being a gem in the crown. Prof Habib is now a global name and has the foresight to make a change in society. I am honoured to know such a personality and wish him all the very best for his future endeavours.”

Dr Sorayah Nair Founder & Director: Business Health Solutions (BHS) Pty Ltd

“I first met Prof Habib when we were introduced by a mutual friend who thought that we might find some synergy in our respective areas of work. I was immediately struck by his passion for making a difference. This I got to experience first-hand when I asked whether he would be interested in facilitating a workshop on my behalf. The workshop was to be without compensation as I had arranged to offer my services pro-bono. Without a moment’s hesitation Habib agreed to fill in, despite his busy schedule that also included his country-wide book launch. His knowledge and skills, whilst of a very high standard is only eclipsed by his outstanding values as a human being.”