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Dr Lawrence Sithole

Dr Lawrence Sithole leads the research training programme for Masterís and Doctoral students at UNISA. As a young academic, he has published 10 peer reviewed research papers in various accredited journals to date. He has recently been appointed as the chairperson of the South African Optometric Association Ethics Committee (SAOAEC) for a period of five years. He has a remarkable achievement of being one of the less than 5 black South African optometrists who hold a PhD in his field.

As a developing researcher, Dr Lawrence Sithole has remarkably published quite extensively in optometric education, environmental optometry and public health. Some of his peer reviewed research articles published in various academic journals includes: