Prof Van Dyk's research is focused on Technology-enabled Optimization of Service Systems, specifically within the context of Health Systems Engineering.
Early research outputs (2001 - 2008) relates on the Technology-enabled Optimization of Learning Management Systems.
Research outputs related to this theme include 5 peer reviewed journal articles (2 international, 5 local ISI-listed and 1 local non-
ISI-listed), as well as 5 peer reviewed publications in proceedings of international conferences.
In 2009 she became involved with the South African Medical Research Council (MRC)'s telemedicine research projects.
Telemedicine is the delivery of health care services (-medicine) over a distance (tele-), enabled by technology. I eventually
developed a Telemedicine Service Maturity Model for purposes of my PhD. GSMA (Groupe Speciale Mobile Association) Health
Directorate adopted this model for their "mHealth Service Maturity Tracking System".
She was member of the organizing committee, responsible for the academic programme of the 1st (2010), 2nd (2011) and 3rd (2012)
South African Telemedicine Conferences and the 16th Conference of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth
(2012) as well as peer reviewer for three different international conferences related to Telemedicine, namely (1) the
International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine; (2) the International eHealth, Telemedicine and Health
ICT Conference and (3) 3rd International Conference on Global Telehealth.
She also – in collaboration with the Medical Research Council - developed and presented post-academic courses on telemedicine
and ehealth to healthcare professionals from seven of the nine Provincial Departments of Health of South Africa.