People

Champion Nyoni (Facilitator) (RN, BSc N (Hons), M Soc. Sc. (Nursing), PhD) is the Facilitator of AfrIPEN. Champion is a research fellow with the School of Nursing of the University of the Free State in South Africa. He is originally from Zimbabwe, where he did is undergraduate education. He has practiced in three sub-Saharan African countries and been involved in health professions education specifically in faculty development, competency-based education and sustaining curricular innovations. He is a fellow and faculty of the sub-Sahara Africa FAIMER regional institute and holds an International Fellowship in Medical Education.

Gerda Reitsma (secretariat & treasurer) (PhD in Teaching and Learning) is professor at the North-West University’s Faculty of Health Science. Before that she completed her MSc in Home Economics, with a dissertation on Community Nutrition Education programmes. Her main focus of research is Health Science Education in the Higher Education context, with specific reference to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Professional Staff Development and Interprofessional Education. She has extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative research, as both of these approaches were used in her post-graduate studies and other research projects in which she was involved over the past 10 years. Her research projects over the past 10 years included topics such as technology in education, assessment, teaching-and learning innovation, interprofessional education and scholarship of learning and teaching.