Sharief Hendricks

Senior Lecturer, Rugby Player, Researcher and Editor

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Since 2021

Sharief Hendricks, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town and a Visiting Fellow at Leeds Beckett University (UK).

He has been awarded the prestigious University of Cape Town Fellows Young Researcher Award (2019), a two-time finalist for the TW Kambule-NSTF Researcher Award (2020 and 2021) (an award for South Africa’s top scientists) and listed on the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans (2019). He has also been awarded the European College of Sport Science Fellowship (FECSS), the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Future Professors Programme Fellowship (2021) and the UCT Next Generation Professoriate Fellowship (2021).


He is currently the Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport and the British Medical Journal Open Sport and Exercise Medicine, and Social Media Editor for the European Journal of Sport Science.

Sharief is also currently the President-Elect of the South African Sports Medicine Association, and Chair of Research and Science for the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee’s  (SASCOC) and the Lead Researcher for the South African Cricketers’ Association.