Person: Nonjabulo Ndaba
Designation: Lecturer (NGAP)
Discipline: Occupational Therapy
Research Interests: Higher/tertiary education, occupational therapy education, paediatric occupational therapy
Biosketch: Ms. Nonjabulo Ndaba joined the Discipline of Occupational Therapy in January 2019 as part of the New Generation of Academics Programme (NGAP). She obtained her undergraduate degree (BSc in Occupational Therapy) from the University of Cape Town and her Masters in Public Health degree from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. She has worked as an occupational therapist in both public and private settings.
In 2019, she presented her Master’s research at the Occupational Therapy Regional Congress in Kigali, Rwanda, and the Rural Health Conference in Port Shepstone. Ms. Ndaba is currently registered for her Ph.D. based on health profession education responses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her research involves investigating and evaluating teaching, learning, and assessment methods, approaches, practices, and strategies employed in Occupational Therapy education at UKZN and in South Africa. This will contribute to effective teaching, learning, and assessment practices for the South African context and similar low- and middle-income countries. She is currently supervising several Master’s students.