Researcher Academician of Multidisciplinary approach. Subject expertise in Human Resource management and Financial Accounting.
Passionate Health Behavior professional with over 20 years of experience working with communities, patients, students, employers, health care providers and pharmaceutical companies. Interested in a part-time Instructor/Lecturer opportunity that can bridge practical experience and learning with new and innovative health & well-being. Available to teach: Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Health Education, Health Psychology, Community Health.
I am an agricultural engineer specializing in planning and management of natural resources (Forestry) from the University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin)
I am an HPCSA registered Optometrist and Dispensing Optician with postgraduate qualifications including Master of Optometry and PhD degrees.
TEACHING AND CURRICULUM EXPERIENCE
Main subjects presented include Visual Optics as well as Ophthalmic Lenses final year subjects. I have also developed and presented Dispensing Optics, Environmental Optics, Practice Management and Ethics as well as Research Methods. Curriculum development achievements include development of the Bachelor of Optometry and Bachelor of Health Sciences in Opticianry programmes. I have served with a number of institutions and legislative bodies for the purposes of curriculum review for optometry and ophthalmic dispensing.
I am a C3 rated researcher with the National Research Foundation of South Africa. I have an interest in applied and translational research. Early research was based on childhood vision screening programmes in South African primary schools. My other interest in diabetes and its ocular complications developed during my Doctoral research. I have successfully supervised students at Master’s and Doctoral level and currently supervise postgraduate students in countries across the African continent and worldwide. I have examined more than twenty-five Master's dissertations and PhD theses as well as research at undergraduate level, including as external examiner at other Universities. I serve as reviewer for academic Journals and am the Managing Editor of the African Vision and Eye Health Journal.
During 2017 I was the Acting Associate Dean of the Faculty of Health and Wellness Sciences and Head of the Department of Ophthalmic Sciences until December 2015. I have been involved in all aspects of departmental and academic management including HR management, programme and student administration, financial management as well as quality assurance and infrastructural development. I served on numerous University Committees including Research, ICT, Senate and Teaching and Learning Committees, as well as Professional Body committees.