Profession & Current Position
Director: School of Health Care Sciences
Area of Expertise
Public Health (Social & Behavioral Studies)
University of Limpopo Vice Chancelor’s Research Awards - for:
- Best Overall Female Research (2015 and 2017).
- Best Established Researcher in the Faculty (2015 and 2017)
- Researcher with Largest External Research Funding (2012 and 2015)
Qualifications & Designation/s
- Doctor of Public Health Degree (UL)
- Master of Public Health (UL)
- BSc Physiotherapy (MEDUNSA)
- Cert Assessment and Moderation (Rhodes)
- Supa Pengpid, Linda Skaal, Hendry van der Heever, Karl Peltzer and Guido Van Hal . Screening and brief intervention for alcohol problems in Dr George Mukhari Hospital out-patients in Gauteng, South Africa: a single-blinded randomized controlled trial protocol. BMC Public Health 2012;12:127 (IF: 2.08)
- Skaal L, Pengpid S. The Predictive Validity And Effects Of Using The Transtheoretical Model To Increase The Physical Activity Of Healthcare Workers In A Public Hospital In South Africa. Journal of Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2012;1:1-8 (IF: 0.33;)
- Huis In 't Veld, D., Skaal, L., Peltzer, K., Colebunders, R., Ndimande, J.V., & Pengpid, S. (2012). The efficacy of a brief intervention to reduce alcohol misuse in patients with HIV in South Africa: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Trials, 13(1), 190; doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-13-190. (Impact factor, 2.364.)
- Phetla CM., Skaal L.. Perceptions of Health Care Professionals Regarding their own bodyweight in selected public hospitals in Mpumalanga, South Africa. S Afr Med J, 2017;107(4):338-341 ISSN: 2078-5135 | Print ISSN: 0256-9574 http://www.samj.org.za/ Impact factor: 1.345
- Supa Pengpid, Karl Peltzer, Linda Skaal and Hendry Van der Heever, 2013 Screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol use among hospital outpatients in South Africa: results from a randomized controlled trial BMC Public Health 2013, 13:644 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-644 (IF: 2.08)
- Pengpid, S., Peltzer, K., Skaal, L. (2014) Efficacy of a church-based lifestyle intervention programme to control high normal blood pressure and/or high normal blood glucose in church members: a randomized controlled trial in Pretoria, South Africa. BMC Public Health 2014, 14(1):568 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-568. (IF: 2.08 )
Featured in the Media
- Obesity in the SA Workforce.
- Task team for development of Strategic Plan for Obesity Management in SA.
Association to the SAMRC
- Previously a board member for the SAMRC (2016-2019).
- Prior to that, a recipient of SAMRC-Swedish Forte grant for improvement of maternal health in Limpopo Province.