Annabelle Slingerland

Annabelle graduated as an MD, DSc, MPH, MScHSR and internationally combines her medical work with science. She worked as a doctor in Tanzania (Ndala Hospital) and while in thoraxic surgery was asked for fundamental research on monogenic diabetes for which she (co)authored internationally. In addition she is an avid international open water swimmer. She challenges treacherous waters for charity among which Robben Island for children with diabetes at Groote Schuur Hospital and the Red Cross. Currently the works on the conceptualization of disease at the historical archives of Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston. With Harvard/ MIT faculty, Cambridge, she combines these searches with anthropologists, historians, sociologists and works on an additional project researching the airlifts for cardiac surgery that have existed between the Netherlands, Houston, London and Geneva. She ties together the material found in Cape Town archives with those of the ASCL on the diets of prisoners of the Rivonia trial.