Gaby Prinsloo

Professional Profile

Experienced Medical Practitioner and researcher, with a wealth of broad experience in clinical medicine, academic research, teaching and communications. Passionate about the application of scientific research through education to improve the health and well-being of individuals, communities and populations. A practised teacher, coach and public speaker who has for many years worked with private clients, corporations and academic institutions to create and disseminate new and applicable knowledge. An original researcher, with several publications of medical research in professional journals to her credit. Warm and personable communicator, expert at building and maintaining positive relationships and at integrating and effectively communicating complex information.



  • Medical Science
  • Communication
  • Public Speaking/Presentation
  • Exercise Science
  • Medical Liaison
  • Wellness Consulting and Assessment
  • Research
  • Lecturing/Teaching
  • Individual Performance Consulting
  • Information Integration
  • Relationship Building
  • Medical Science Writing

Career Summary

2013 – date

(Principle) Consultant – Dr Gaby Prinsloo Consulting (to 2017 Philos Performance with an executive coach)


  • Built consulting business with over twenty South African organisations as clients, as well as many individuals and several international organisations, including Young Presidents Organisation, Entrepreneurs Organisation, Publicis Machine, T-systems, Global Load Control, Investec Asset Management and Allan Gray
  • Participated in Young Presidents Organisation GLC/EDGE conference 2019, offering conference delegates advice and assessments of well-being and performance
  • Invited to speak at University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business’ Women in Business conference 2018
  • Invited from January 2018 to join the Executive Education faculty of the University of Stellenbosch Business School
  • Invited to develop and teach Executive Wellness and Performance modules for: UCT Graduate School of Business (Executive Development, MBA, MPhil and PhD programmes) and University of Stellenbosch Business School (Executive Development programme)


  • Established and built relationships with private and corporate clients to optimise their individual wellness and performance
  • Liaised with corporate managers to introduce them to consulting offerings, build their knowledge and agree on programmes to meet client objectives
  • Carried out client-specific consultations
  • Developed and implemented plans to meet client objectives
  • Maintained currency of research knowledge applicable to consulting work
  • Based on own research, planned and delivered public and corporate talks, workshops and interventions to address specific requirements
  • Delivered presentations on request to public, corporate, academic and medical audiences on all aspects of health, wellness, stress management, resilience and performance
  • Carried out consultations and medical evaluations with corporate and individual clients
2009 – 2020
Associate Medical Doctor Cape Sports Medicine, Cape Town, South Africa (2015 – 2020)
Sport & Exercise Medicine Practice, Cape Town, South Africa (2009 – 2015)
  • As guest lecturer for the University of Cape Town, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, prepared and delivered lectures in stress management, physiology and medicine for students in the university’s MPhil (Sports Medicine) and Exercise Science programmes
  • Delivered comprehensive medical assessments, incorporating analysis of all factors affecting patient health in the light of latest medical research
  • Provided individual advice to patients on medical and lifestyle management for optimised health
  • Worked with patients to develop personal health optimisation plans, and provided ongoing monitoring and support
2012 – 2013
Research Officer – University of Cape Town (Clinical Sport & Exercise Medicine Unit), Cape Town, South Africa
  • Served as academic assistant to two professors in their research
  • Assisted postgraduate students with thesis preparation, including editing
  • Wrote, reviewed and edited papers for publication in professional journals
  • Led and managed research projects
  • Prepared and presented papers at Sports Medicine conferences
Lecturer in Physiology – University of Cape Town (Human Biology Dept), Cape Town, South Africa
  • Prepared course material for undergraduate students in physiology
  • Delivered lectures and led tutorials
  • Examined students and awarded final grades
2005 – 2016
General Practice/Emergency Medicine Practitioner – Various Locum roles around Cape Town
  • Worked as a leader or member of medical teams to provide general and emergency medicine in a range of contexts, including general practices, clinics and hospitals
  • Practised critical analysis of clinical presentations with limited information and resources, making life-and-death decisions under acute pressure
2005: Senior Medical Officer –  False Bay Hospital
2003 – 2004: Community Service Medical Officer – Gugulethu Clinic
2002: Medical Intern – Bloemfontein Department of Health


2010 – 2012

PhD (Exercise Science) – University of Cape Town, South Africa

THESIS: Physiological Effects of Heart-rate Variability Biofeedback During Laboratory-Induced Cognitive Stress

2006 – 2009

MSc (Medical – Exercise Science) (upgraded to PhD)

University of Cape Town, South Africa


Diploma (Practitioner Coaching)

The Coaching Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

1996 – 2001

MBChB (Hons 1st)

University of Cape Town, South Africa