Full First Name(s)
Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
PhD (2019, University of the Witwatersrand); MSc (2015, University of the Witwatersrand); BSc Honours (2013, University of the Witwatersrand); BSc (2012, University of the Witwatersrand)
Brief Biography (English)

Dr Safiyyah Iqbal is a lecturer and researcher (specializing in functional morphology) at the School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Her research entails the understanding of functional relationships in the postcranial skeleton by incorporating extant and extinct species. She has exploited multidisciplinary approaches in order to advance the techniques used in functional morphology. This entails a combination of comparative, experimental, and digital (computer) based methodologies. The analyses include reconstructing bones via 3D-imaging, geometric morphometric techniques, and application of finite element analysis. Demonstration of the successful use of these methods will facilitate its application in similar future studies of the evolution of limb postures and their biology. She is a member of Sigma XI: The Scientific Research Honour Society, Inspiring Fifty South Africa 2019, Mail and Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans 2018, The Golden Key International Honour Society, and the Steering Committee of the African Light Society.

Job Title
Lecturer and Researcher
Primary Organisation
University of the Witwatersrand
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
South Africa
African Region
Southern Africa

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