Minrie Greeff is Professor in research in the Africa Unit for Trans-disciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR) of the Faculty of Health Science at the North-West University, Potchefstroom campus since 2008.
In 1994 she was appointed as the Head of the Department of Nursing at the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education. In 1999 the position changed to that of the Director of the School of Nursing Science (1999 – 2004). in the newly formed Faculty of Health Science of the North-West University.
She specialised in Psychiatric Nursing. She is an acknowledged researcher and has published extensively in national and international scientific journals and presented her research findings at many national and international conferences. In the past few years she has focused her research effort mainly on HIV and AIDS related aspects. She was project leader of several large research projects funded by the NRF, NIH, and SANPAD. In 1997 she spear headed the Telematic Nursing Programme that aimed to provide opportunities for disadvantaged nurses in South Africa which became one of the most successful and largest programmes offered by the North-West University over distance. She was a member of the Nursing Standard Generating Body for eight years and a counsellor of the South African Nursing Council for five years. She was a member of the research committee (2005 – 2006) as well as elected director of the research committee and member of the board of directors of the “Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter” of the Sigma Thetha Tau International Honor Society for Nurses from 2006 – 2008. In 2008 she has become one of the National Research Foundation’s rated researchers (C2). Prof Greeff has often acted as consultant for Government and private organisations.
She was invited by the World Health Organization in June 2009 to be on a team of experts that formulated guidelines for the disclosure of children’s HIV status (published 2011). Prof Greeff has received numerous awards with the most resent the induction into the Researcher’s Hall of Fame of the Forum of University Deans in South Africa (2011); 2011 nominated women of the year of the American Biographical Institute; inducted into the American Biographical Institute’s Professional Hall of Fame (2011); and the most prestigious induction into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame of Sigma Theta Tau International on the 2nd of August 2012 in Australia. Inducted member of ASSAf since 2012.