Prof Renée Blaauw, PhD (Nutritional Sciences) is a Professor in Therapeutic Nutrition at the Division of Human Nutrition, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
She is a registered dietitian with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. She is a Past Chairperson of the Professional Board for Dietetics in South Africa, a Past President of SASPEN and an honorary member of both SASPEN and ADSA. She is currently serving as the Scientific Secretary of SASPEN.
Her main research interests include Nutrition support of critically ill patients; Nutritional management of gastro-intestinal diseases and Hospital malnutrition. To this effect she is a member of the GLIM (Global Leadership Initiative on Malnutrition) working group and endeavours to contribute to the evidence-base regarding adult hospital malnutrition in South Africa.
She is actively involved in teaching and training in dietetics, with a passion for mentoring. She strives to fulfil her educational philosophy “To stimulate, create interest and empower others to help themselves”.