Researchers in Social Work

  Prof Alida Herbst

  Director: School of Psychosocial Health (Full Professor, NRF rated researcher and promoter)
  +27 18 299 4079
  Alida.Herbst@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, Room G19, Potchefstroom
  BA (Social Work); MA (Social Work with specialization in Play Therapy); PhD (Social Work).
  The Psychosocial Health of individuals, groups and communities with special reference to adaptation after trauma and loss.

  Prof Cornelia Wessels

  Associate Professor and promoter
  +27 18 299 1683
  Cornelia.Wessels@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, Room 214, Potchefstroom
  BA (Social Work); MA (Social Work); PhD (Social Work)
  Forensic Social Work, Family and Marriage Therapy, HIV/AIDS

  Dr Elizabeth Smith

  Senior Lecturer, Deputy Director: School of Psychosocial Health
  +27 18 389 2459
  Elizabeth.Smit@nwu.ac.za
  Block A, Room 207, Potchefstroom
  BA (Social Work), MA (Social Work) & PhD (Social Work)

  Prof Elma Ryke

  Full Professor and promoter
  +27 18 299 1687
  Elma.Ryke@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, Room 207, Potchefstroom
  BA (Social Work); Post Grad Dipl. in Philosophy; MA (Mental Health); PhD (Social Work).
  Psychosocial well-being in households and communities, environmental strengths, policy & practice, substance abuse.

  Prof Elmien Truter

  Associate Professor, NRF rated researcher and promoter; Research Coordinater: Vanderbijlpark Campus
  +27 16 910 3505
  elmien.truter@nwu.ac.za
  Building 9A, Office G17.6, Vanderbijlpark
  BA (social work) - Stellenbosch University; MA (Forensic practice) - NWU Potchefstroom campus; PhD (resilience in child protection social workers) NWU VTC
  Statutory/child protection social work

  Dr Elzahne Simeon

  Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1676
  Elzahne.Simeon@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, room 212, Potchefstroom
  BA (Social Work), MA (Social Work ), Phd (Social Work)
  Legislation regarding children

  Mrs Fatima Mmusi

  Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1676
  Fatima.Mmusi@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, room 215, Potchefstroom Campus, Potchefstroom
  BA ( Social Work) MA ( Clinical Social Work)
  Child & youth care Protection- specializing in youth presenting with challenging behaviour.

  Dr Lucé Pretorius

  Lecturer (Social Work)
  016 9103428
  21619247@nwu.ac.za
  PhD in Social Work, Masters in Social Work
  Client violence, management of aggressive behaviors, safeguarding of health care professionals, policy development, as well as counselling with children and youth

  Dr Marelize Vergottini

  Lecturer (Social Work)
  016 910 3417
  Marelize.Vergottini@nwu.ac.za
  Building A21, Room G17.7, Vanderbijlpark
  B.Soc.Sc (Social Work)  University of the Free State, MSW (North-West University), PhD (North-West University)  
  School social work and all aspects directly related thereto, such as children and the subsystems in the education system of parents and teachers

  Dr Marie Ubbink

  Associate Professor and promoter
  +27 18 299 1235
  Marie.Ubbink@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, Room 217, Potchefstroom
  BA(SW), BeD (Orto -pedagogic), MA (Sociology), PhD (SW)
  Teaching social group work method to undergraduate students; Research in child protection, narrative approach and group work.

  Prof Ngeniswe(Ngeni) Henrietta Ntombela

  Associate Professor
  +27 18 389 2350
  Ngenisiwe.Ntombela@nwu.ac.za
  Block A, Office 201, Potchefstroom
  D Phil(Social Work) UNIZULU; Masters in Medical Science Social Work(UKZN);BASW(HONS)UNIZULU; BA(Psychology)(HONS)UNIZULU);BASW(UL);Certificate in Project Management(Boston University) ;Certificate at Masters Level on Short Course in Service Learning(SCSL)
  Supervision of Masters and PHD’s, School Social Work, Social Policy, Employee Assistance and Wellness Programme, Gender and Gender Based Violence, Community work & Community Development, Service Learning, Trauma Counselling

  Dr Pieter Boshoff

  Lecturer - Primary researcher and supervisor
  +27 18 299 1676
  Pieter.Bosshoff@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, room 216, Potchefstroom
  MA (Social Work) (Cum Laude), PhD (Social Work)
  Military trauma (South African Police Service)

  Dr Roslind Mokwele

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1684
  12166456@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, Room 216 , Potchefstroom
  PhD Social Work
  Developmental Social Work and Developmental Social Welfare Policy.

  Dr Sufran Smith

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1682
  Sufran.Smith@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, room 218, Potchefstroom
  BA (Social Work), MA (Forensic Practice) (Cum Laude); PhD (Social Work).
  Forensic social work and expert testimony, EAP social work

  Mrs Tasleem Sayed

  Senior Lecturer
  +27 18 299 1676
  20062621@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, Room 204, Potchefstroom
  BA (Social Work), BA Honours (Psychology) MA (Social Work), MA (Positive Psychology)
  Menatl health, well-being, human resilience and covid-19

  Ms Tiisetso Tshehle

  Lecturer
  +27 16 910 3567
  Tiisetso.Tshehle@nwu.ac.za
  MA Social Work

  Ms Tracy Mkwanazi

  Junior Lecturer
  +27 16 910 3560
  tracy.mkwanazi@nwu.ac.za
  Building 9A, Room G17.2, Vanderbijlpark
  B Social Work

  Prof Wim Roestenburg

  Full Professor, NRF rated researcher and promoter
  +27 18 285 2270
  Wim.Roestenburg@nwu.ac.za
  Building E8, room 205, Potchefstroom
  B Soc Sc (Social Work), MA (Clinical Social Work) (Cum Laude); D Litt et Phil (Social Work)
  Ecometrics, Scale development, Social Indicators, Research Methods

  Prof Carlien van Wyk (CCYF) Acting Head: Centre for Child Youth and Family Studies

  Associate Professor and full time researcher in Social Work
  +27 21 864 3593
  carlien.vanwyk@nwu.ac.za
  North West University, 18 Malan Street, Wellington 7655, Western Cape, Potchefstroom
  PhD in Social work, MA in Social work (Play therapy), BA in Social work
  Social work, play therapy, children’s participation in the context of children’s rights, child protection

  Dr Lizane Wilson (CCYF)

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

  Prof Mariette van der Merwe (CCYF)

  Associate Professor and full time researcher
  +27 21 864 3593
  23376244@nwu.ac.za
  North West University, 18 Malan Street, Wellington 7655, Western Cape, Potchefstroom
  BA Social Work (cum laude); Honours Social Work (cum laude); Master’s Social Work (cum laude) DPhil Social Work
  Trauma and well-being in resource-poor settings

  Dr Susanne Jacobs (CCYF)

  Senior lecturer - Full time researcher and supervisor
  +27 82 783 7474
  22093915@nwu.ac.za
  Duke AVE Irene Farm Villages, Centurion, Potchefstroom
  PhD Education and MDIAC masters in Play therapy
  Resilience, Psycho-Social Well-being, and Strenghs-Based Research: Relational Health Strengthening, restoring, and preserving communities

  Dr Issie Jacobs (CCYF)

  Senior lecturer - Full time researcher and supervisor
  +27 21 864 3593
  21829446@nwu.ac.za
  North West University, 18 Malan Street, Wellington 7655, Western Cape, Potchefstroom
  B.SocSc (SW), MA (Play therapy), PhD
  Family Relational Wellbeing