Prof Alewyn Nel
Head of Department and Professor
BCom Communication Management (NWU)
BCom Hons Industrial Psychology (NWU)
MCom Industrial Psychology (NWU)
PhD Industrial Psychology (NWU)
[email protected]
+27 (0)12 420 3434
Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests:
Cross-cultural psychology
Personality, social desirability, identity and cultural intelligence
Lexical and Emic-etic approaches
Prof Nasima Carrim
Associate Professor
Chair: EMS Diversity and Inclusion Committee
President-Elect: Society of Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa (SIOPSA, 2023/2024)
Chair: SIOPSA Diversity and Inclusion Interest Group
MCom (HRM) (UP)
PhD Industrial and Organisational Psychology (UP)
Registered Industrial Psychologist (HPCSA)
[email protected]
+27 (0)12 420 2466
Curriculum vitae
Research Interests:
Diversity and Gender in Management
Prof Herbert Kanengoni
Associate Professor
Programme Manager: Magister Industrial Psychology
B.Soc.Sc Human Resource Management (UFH)
BCom (Hons) Industrial Psychology (UFH)
MCom Industrial Psychology (Fort Hare)
PhD Industrial Psychology (UKZN)
+27 (0)12 420 6680
Research Interests:
Quality of worklife
Work and organisational well-being
Prof Eileen Koekemoer
Associate Professor
Programme Manager: Honours Industrial Psychology
BCom (Cum laude) Communication (PU for CHE)
BCom Hons (Cum laude) Industrial Psychology (NWU)
MCom (Cum laude) Industrial Psychology (NWU)
PhD Industrial Psychology (NWU)
Research Interests:
Work-life balance
Work-nonwork interference
Career Success
Instrument development
Validation studies
Prof Chantal Olckers
Associate Professor
Programme Manager: Undergraduate programme
BCom Hons (HRM) (UP)
MCom (HRM) (UP)
Registered Industrial Psychologist (HPCSA)
Registered Master HR Practitioner (SABPP)
[email protected]
+27 (0)12 420 3435
Curriculum vitae
Research Interests:
Psychometric and competency testing
Recruitment and selection
Instrument validation
Psychological Ownership
Prof Pieter Schaap
Associate Professor 
Programme Coordinator: Assurance of Learning (AOL)
DCom (HRM) (UP)
MCom Hons (HRM) (UP)
Dipl Food Technology
Registered Master HR Practitioner (SABPP)
Registered Industrial Psychologist (HPCSA)
+27 (0)12 420 3304
Curriculum vitae
Research Interests:
Instrument development & validation
Psychometrics and skills testing
Management, leadership assessment and development centres
Training impact analysis
Organisational motivation
Prof Karel Stanz
Programme Manager: Magister Internships
MPhil (RAU)
DPhil (UJ)
Registered Industrial Psychologist (HPCSA)
Registered Master HR Practitioner (SABPP)
[email protected]
+27 (0)12 420 3074
Curriculum vitae
Research Interests:
Organisational Behaviour
Prof Arien Strasheim
Associate Professor
Programme Manager: Doctoral Programme
Qualifications: BSc(Mathematical Statistics)(UP)
BSc(Hons)(Mathematical Statistics)(UP)
MSc(Mathematical Statistics)(UNISA)
[email protected]
Curriculum Vitae
+27 (0)12 420 3145
Research interest:
Methodological issues in social sciences research
Novel applications in multivariate modelling 
Structural equation modelling
Psychometric analyses of research instruments
Student career values during and after Covid-19
Prof Stella Nkomo
Strategic Appointment: Professor
PhD Human Resource Management , University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA)
MBA Business Administration, University of Rhode Island, (USA) 
B.S. Business Education, Bryant University (USA)
Research Interest:
Race and gender diversity in organisations
Management knowledge production in Africa
Critical perspectives on equality and inclusion in the workplace.

Dr Anne Crafford
Senior Lecturer
Chair: SIOPSA Transformation Committee
B Com (RAU)
B Com Hons (RAU)
M Com (RAU) 
PhD (Stellenbosch)
[email protected]
+27 (0)12 420 3436
Curriculum vitae
Research Interests:
Work identity
Identity work
Dr Martha Harunavamwe
Senior Lecturer
Programme Manager: MCom/MPhil Human Resource Management and Labour Relations Management
BSoc (Cum Laude) Human Resource Management (University of Fort Hare)
BCom Hons (Cum Laude) Industrial Psychology (University of Fort Hare)
MCom Industrial Psychology (University of Fort Hare)
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (UP)
PhD Industrial & Organisational Psychology (University of the Free State)
Registered Industrial Psychologist (HPCSA)
(012) 420 3074)
Research Interests:
Work Flexibility
Work-life Balance
Organisational Support
Workplace Flourishing


Dr Sumari O'Neil
Senior Lecturer
BA (Cum Laude) Psychology (UP)
BA Hons (Cum Laude) Psychology (UP)
MA (Cum Laude) EC Research Psychology (UP)
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (UP)
PhD Industrial & Organisational Psychology (UP)
Registered Research Psychologist (HPCSA)
[email protected]
+27 (0)12 420 3437
Research Interests:
Posgraduate research supervision
Qualitative research methodology
Research methodology instruction/pedagogy
Management Education
Qualitative Research
Dr Daphne Pillay-Naidoo
Senior Lecturer
Programme Manager: Honours Human Resource Management and Labour Relations Management
BSoc Clinical and Industrial Psychology (UKZN)
BSoc Honours Industrial Psychology (UKZN)
MSoc Industrial Psychology (UKZN)
PhD Industrial Psychology (UFS)
[email protected]
Telephone: +27 12 420 3433
Fax: +27 12 420 3574
Research interest:
Female leadership
Positive Psychology in the workplace
Psychological Strengths in the workplace 


Dr Blessing Chabaya
B.Soc.Sc Human Resource Management (UFH)
BA (Hons) Organisational Psychology (RU)
MA Labour Relations and Human Resources (NMMU)
PhD Employment Relations (UJ)
+27 (0)12 420 6311
Research Interests:
Labour relations management 
Ms Tsholofelo Tsheole
Bachelor of Law (LLB) (NWU)
Master of Laws (NWU)
Areas of specialisation:
Regulatory and Compliance Law
Dispute resolution and litigation
Employment and Labour Law
Research Interest:
Dispute resolution
Retrenchments and dismissals


Ms Suzanne Marais
Part-time Lecturer
BCom Human Resource Management (UP)
BCom Hons Human Resource Management (UP)
MCom Industrial Psychology (UP)
Currently completing Phd in Industrial Psychology (2nd year)
[email protected]
+27 (0)12 420 4021
Research Interests:
Personality (incl. dark personality)
Dark side of organisational behaviour 
Abusive supervision
Work and family intersections
Social Undermining
Psychological Assessment
Assessment Centres
Ms Preshanta Pillay
Part-time Lecturer
BCom Hons (HRM) (UP)
MCom Human Resource Management (UP)
[email protected]
Telephone: +27 12 420 5986
Fax: +27 12 420 3574
Research interest:
Diversity Management
Learning in Higher Education
Mr Sakkie van Greunen
Part-time Lecturer
Charted HR Professional (Generalist & ETD/HRD) with SABPP
Mentor - SABPP
Agric-Diploma (Agricultural College, Potchefstroom)
IPM-Diploma (Institute of Personnel Management)
BA-Degree (UP)
MPhil Human Resource Management (UP)
Research Interests:
HR – Practices, Professionalism, Standards and Competencies
ISO & HR Auditing
ETD, Adult Learning & Work-integrated-learning (WIL)
Mentorship & Coaching
Soft-skills training
Adv Elsabe Maree
Part-time lecturer
Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
B. Proc (UP)
Act as commissioner in labour disputes as
stipulated in the LRA in Conciliation’s and Arbitration’
Act as arbitrator in private arbitration’s
Act as chairperson in disciplinary hearings
Act as arbitrator and conciliator
Ms Angela Qithi
Part-time Lecturer
BCom Business Management (UNISA)
BCom Hons (Human Resource and Business Management) (UNISA)
MCom Human Resource Management and Labour Relations (UP)
Human Resources
Talent Management
Employer Branding
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Business Strategist

Dr Cila Myburgh
Part-time lecturer
BCom Human Resource Management (UP)
BCom Hons (Human Resource Management) (UP)
MCom Industrial Psychology (UP)
PhD Industrial Psychology (UP)
Registered: Industrial Psychologist
Academic success
Future of work
Dr Sane Ngidi
Part-time lecturer
BCom Marketing and Psychology (Wits)
BA Hons Industrial Psychology (Wits)
MA Industrial Psychology (Wits)
PhD Leadership in Performance and Change (UJ)
Registered Industrial Psychologist (HPCSA)
SIOPSA Exco Member: Marketing, Communication and Brand
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Human Capital Leadership
Organisational Effectiveness
Research interest:
Women in leadership 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in organisations 
Leadership in performance and change 
Organisational development 

Ms Phiona Martin
Part-time lecturer
BA (Rhodes University)
BA Honours Industrial Psychology and Industrial Sociology (Rhodes University)
MA Industrial and Organisational Psychology (University of South Africa)
Talent Management
Career Development
Leadership Development
Executive and Career Coaching
Graduate employability programs
PhD Fellows
Mr Takudzwa Joshua Nyamunda
PhD Fellow
Bachelor of Social Science (UFS)
BCom Honours Industrial Psychology (UFS)
MCom Industrial Psychology (UFS).
Talent management
Training and development
Psychometrics and employee wellness
Research interest:
Organisation identity
Talent/career development
Diversity management
Ms Lonwabo Makapela
PhD Fellow
B.Com (Cum laude) Human Resource Management (NWU)
B.Com Hons (Cum laude) Human Resource Management (NWU)
M.Com Human Resource Management (NWU)
Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher (2022/2023)
Gender and Diversity in Organisations
Identity work
Career Success
Research interest:
Gender and diversity in organisations
Identity work
Identity and cultural intelligence
Career Success
Ms Itseng Mashadza
PhD Fellow
BA Psychology and International Relations (University of the Witwatersrand)
BA Honours Organisational Psychology (University of the Witwatersrand) 
MPhil Industrial Psychology (University of Johannesburg)
Research Interest:
Leadership in organisations
Indigenous Knowledge
African Leadership
Ms Kim Baldry
PhD Fellow
BA Psychology (UJ)
BA Honors Psychology (UNISA)
MA Research Psychology (WITS)
Research Interest:
Decent work
Monitoring and evaluation studies
Social development
CSI/CSR programmes
EVPs (Employee value propositions)
Professional Staff
Ms Lynette Govender
General Administration
+27 (0)12 420 4756
Ms Christa Smit
Postgraduate Administration
+27 (0)12 420 3108
Ms Carol-Ann van der Berg
Undergraduate Administration
[email protected]
+27 (0)12 420 4103

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