Angela Woodiwiss

Angela Woodiwiss was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2022. As a fellow, Angela Woodiwiss contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

South Africa
Year elected

Angela Woodiwiss (PhD, FAAS, MASSAf) is ad hominem full Professor of Physiology (since 2010), Fellow of Physiological Society of Southern Africa; past President of Southern African Hypertension Society (SAHS); South African Country Leader for May Measurement Month (international hypertension awareness campaign); Council Member of World Hypertension League; Board Member of SAHS; and Director of Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Genomics Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand. She has 230 original publications (mostly in leading international journals), over 7848 citations, an h-index=47 and an i10 index=153. Professor Woodiwiss contributes significantly to the training of future researchers, having supervised to completion 47 graduate students (PhD=28, MSc=19), and currently supervising 4 PhD’s and 4 MSc’s. Her research focusses on understanding the mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases using epidemiological and mechanistic approaches in humans and animal models. Presently she is investigating aortic dysfunction as a cause of premature cardiovascular events, the best approaches to cardiovascular risk prediction, and the impacts of obesity and HIV. In recognition of her extensive publications, exemplary leadership (scientific organisations and postgraduate supervision), and unwavering commitment to fostering scientific excellence and improving healthcare, Professor Woodiwiss was elected as a Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa in November 2023 and elected as a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences in March 2024.