Staff List

Prof Retha Bloem (CCYF)

Head: Centre for Child Youth and Family Studies
BSW BA (hons) sociology MSW MA DPhil (UP)
  +27 21 8643593
  Retha.bloem@nwu.ac.za
  North West University, Wellington office East Street Wellington Western Cape 7655
Higher Education Management and Creative Arts Therapies, expressive arts, play therapy

Dr Carlien van Wyk (CCYF)

Senior Lecturer
PhD in Social work, MA in Social work (Play therapy), BA in Social work
  +27 21 864 3593
  +27 21 864 2654
  carlien.vanwyk@nwu.ac.za
   North West University, Wellington office East Street Wellington Western Cape 7655
Social work, Play therapy, Child sexual abuse - Child, youth and family studies, Children’s participation in the context of children’s rights, Research in communities, Post-graduate supervision

Ms Melanie Strydom (CCYF)

Administration Clerk
Grade 12, Certificate in Office Management, Certificate in Advanced Office Management
  +27 21 864 3593
  +27 21 864 2654
  Melanie.Strydom@nwu.ac.za
  North West University, Wellington office East Street Wellington Western Cape 7655

Ms Abigail Warne (CCYF)

Financial officer
Diploma in Secretarial Studies
  +27 21 864 3593
  +27 21 864 2654
  Abigail.Warne@nwu.ac.za
  North West University, Wellington office East Street Wellington Western Cape 7655

Ms Louise van Wyk (CCYF)

Administrative assistant
  +27 21 864 3593
  +27 21 864 2654
  Louise.VanWyk@nwu.ac.za
  North West University, Wellington office East Street Wellington Western Cape 7655

Ms Jacoba Maria Jansen van Vuuren (CCYF)

Record Management
Senior Certificate, Diploma in Social work (Registered Social Worker), BBibl-degree, Hons Inf-degree and MInf-degree
  +27 21 864 3593
  +27 21 864 2654
  24123382@nwu.ac.za
  North West University, Wellington office East Street Wellington Western Cape 7655
Registered Social Worker, Librarian, Information Specialist, Record Management

Dr Izanette van Schalkwyk (CCYF)

Senior lecturer
PhD Psychology
  +27 21 864 3593
  +27 21 864 2654
  20977026@nwu.ac.za
  North West University, Wellington office East Street Wellington Western Cape 7655
Positive Psychology - Adolescents and well-being; Community Psychology; High-risk communities; Female-headed households and substance abuse

Ms Lizane Wilson (CCYF)

Senior lecturer
PhD (Curriculum Studies), M Diac (Play therapy), B Diac (Social work)
  +27 21 864 3593
  +27 21 864 2654
  Lizane.Wilson@nwu.ac.za
  North West University, Wellington office East Street Wellington Western Cape 7655
Community engagement, Service-learning, Child sexual abuse

Dr Mariette van der Merwe (CCYF)

Senior lecturer
Ba Social Work, Honours Social Work, Masters Social Work, D.Phil Social Work
  +27 21 864 3593
  +27 21 864 2654
  23376244@nwu.ac.za
  North West University, Wellington office East Street Wellington Western Cape 7655
Research methodology, Trauma, Working with children and families, Social and emotional competence, Asset-mapping

Dr Shanaaz Hoosain (CCYF)

Senior lecturer
PhD Social Work, M.Diac ( Play Therapy) , BA Social Work
  +27 21 864 3593
  +27 21 864 2654
  Shanaaz.Hoosain@nwu.ac.za
  North West University, Wellington office East Street Wellington Western Cape 7655
Social work, Intergenerational legacies, intergenerational trauma, play therapy , diversity, Children and Families , children in statutory care

Dr Susanne Jacobs (CCYF)

Senior lecturer
PhD Education and MDIAC masters in Play therapy
  +27 21 864 3593
  +27 21 864 2654
  22093915@nwu.ac.za
  North West University, Wellington office East Street Wellington Western Cape 7655
Education and Social sciences (facilitation of teaching and learning: ECD to tertiary); Teacher training; Distance education; Research methodology, Post- grad supervision

Ms Issie Jacobs (CCYF)

Lecturer
B SocSc (Social work) UOFS M SD (Play Therapy) UP
  +27 21 864 3593
  +27 21 864 2654
  21829446@nwu.ac.za
  North West University, Wellington office East Street Wellington Western Cape 7655
Relational wellbeing in Families