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Professional Experience

07/2019 to date

Senior Consultant

USAf: Universities South Africa, South Africa

Key Performance Areas:

  • Higher Education Leadership and Management Programme: curriculum development and facilitation of capacity building of senior leadership at universities in South Africa and across the Southern African region

  • Curriculum design, implementation, facilitation of teaching, monitoring and evaluation

  • Develop innovative projects and programmes in virtual learning environments for adults and leaders in higher education

  • Hybrid and blended curricula, teaching and assessments

  • Research and publications

 
01/2016 to 06/2019

Senior Director

Division Student Affairs

University of Stellenbosch

South Africa

Key Performance Areas:

  • Leadership of the Division Student Affairs, including leadership of:

    • vision, strategy, implementation and impact

    • multi-disciplinary support, care and development centres and departments which service all students (32 000 students at research intensive university)

    • all personnel requirements: 121 staff in 3 Centres, led by Directors and Dean of Students

    • financial management, budgeting, reporting and forecasting, annual budget of 15 million Euro

  • Research and scholarship, including national and international research collaborations

  • Promotion of stakeholder collaborations, including funders and sponsors at national and international level

  • Compliance with all regulatory bodies

  • Representing university at external forums and occasions, nationally and internationally

  • Promoting the internationalization and professionalization of Student Affairs

 

01/2008-12/2015

Director

Centre for Student Support Services

University of the Western Cape

South Africa

Key Performance Areas:

  • Leadership of the Centre’s vision, strategy, implementation and impact

  • Leadership of the Centre’s multi-disciplinary support, care and development departments which serviced all students (21000 students at research university)

  • Leadership of all personnel requirements: 35 staff in 5 departments

  • Leadership of financial management, budgeting, reporting and forecasting

  • Research, scholarship, impact studies, surveys, monitoring and evaluation, quality assurance and enhancement

  • Engaging campus community to enable environment conducive to cultural, personal, social and intellectual development of students

  • Compliance with all regulatory bodies

  • Representing university at external forums and occasions, nationally and internationally

 

01/2006-12/2007

Acting Director

Student Counselling Service

University of Cape Town

South Africa

Key Performance Areas:

  • Management and leadership of the development and delivery of the comprehensive mental health vision, strategy and implementation

  • Strategy development and implementation to achieve mental health goals set out by institutional strategic plans

  • Research and collaborations with stakeholders within and beyond campus

  • Clinical supervision of staff, interns and practice

  • Budget allocation, reporting and planning

  • Personnel management and appointment of staff

  • Compliance with regulatory environment

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07/2002-12/2005

Senior Psychotherapist

Student Counselling Service

University of Cape Town

South Africa

Key Performance Areas:

  • Supervision and delivery of clinical and counselling psychological services and therapies to student population

  • Individual and group psychotherapy and allied clinical responsibilities

  • Design, develop, facilitate and supervise various life skills development programmes and various mentoring programmes

  • Supervision of psychology interns

  • Research on process and efficacy of individual, group and programme-based interventions

  • Compliance with Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

 

01/1999-06/2002

Psychotherapist

Student Counselling Service

University of Cape Town

South Africa

Key Performance Areas:

  • Counselling and Clinical individual and group psychotherapy

  • Emergency and crisis responses

  • Design, develop, facilitate and supervise various life skills and developmental programmes 

  • Individual and group psychotherapy and allied therapeutic responsibilities

  • Research on individual, group and programme-based interventions

 

01/1999-06/2002

Psychotherapist

Private Practice

South Africa

Key Performance Areas:

  • Psychotherapy for individuals, groups and couples

  • diagnostics and treatment

  • Emergency and crisis responses

 

01/1996-12/2006

Lecturer, Programme Leader for Student Mentoring Programme 

Institute for Counselling

University of the Western Cape

South Africa

Key Performance Areas:​

  • Collect, analyse and interpret qualitative and quantitative data to assist and inform publications and policies

  • Lecturer for module at undergraduate and postgraduate level: University of Cape Town, 2000-2006, Health Science Faculty, Research Methodology

  • Lecturer for module at undergraduate and postgraduate level: University of the Western Cape, 1999-2005, Community Health Science Faculty. Learning Theory and Social Psychology

  • Advice and support of research projects and course work of students for summer and winter semester over these years

  • Final completion and marking of the semester modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level 

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