Interview with Dr Sasi Gangiah on Southside FM in South Africa
Durban University of Technology’s Dr Sasi Gangiah recently published her scholarly book, Environmental ergonomics: Commercial kitchens in a semi-tropical city, in partnership with AOSIS Scholarly Books. Gangiah will appear on Southside FM Radio South Africa 107.2 FM on 17 May at 10:05 AM (UTC+2) to discuss the topics explored in-depth within this publication.
Listeners can join the interesting conversation revolving around understanding the environmental ergonomics of restaurant kitchens, the challenges that restaurants in semi-tropical cities face, and recommendations she has for commercial kitchens. The open access scholarly book is available for review at https://bit.ly/41dfl2J, wherein readers can learn more about the topic’s intricacies.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity; tune in and join the conversation with Dr Gangiah on 107.2 FM!
About Dr Sasi Gangiah
Born in India, Sasi Gangiah relocated to South Africa shortly after marrying her husband. She is a lecturer at Durban University of Technology (DUT), South Africa, where she lectures in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism. She was awarded a PhD for her multidisciplinary research titled ‘An exploration of environmental ergonomics: A case of restaurant kitchens in Durban’, which comprises themes and topics catering management, human physiology, mechanical engineering, built environment, quality management and ergonomics. She has over 19 years of experience in nutrition, dietetics, and food services. Gangiah also evaluates research proposals and consults on restaurant operations. She is a member of the Ergonomic Society of South Africa and received a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics (1989), MSc in Food Service Management and Dietetics (1992) and MPhil in Food Service Management and Dietetics (1993) from India. She was one of the recipients of the Junior Research Scholarship and Eligibility for Lectureship Grant in 1994 from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and University Grants Commission (CSIR-UGC), India. With her background, Gangiah opened four restaurants in Durban and Gqeberha, South Africa, which she later sold to pursue her PhD at DUT. As an occupational health representative for the department, she succeeded in maintaining zero-infection rates in practical kitchen laboratories during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a catering programme team leader, she is passionately involved in the Culinary Arts curriculum decolonisation at Durban University of Technology, South Africa.