Prof Mirna Nel is a full professor in the Optentia Research Focus Area, Vaal Triangle campus, North-West University, South Africa. Her teaching expertise include Inclusive Education, Learning Support and Life Orientation for which she initiated and developed several modules. She was the B Ed Programme Manager at the Vaal Triangle Campus for six years during which time she was a member of a curriculum development steering committee. Her research interest is primarily focused on the role teachers play in teaching and supporting all learners in inclusive classrooms. She was the South African project leader for an international collaboration research project between South Africa, England, Finland, China, Lithuania and Slovenia with the topic: A Comparative Analysis of Teachers’ Roles in Inclusive Education. Several publications resulted from this project. In 2016 she and other NWU colleagues were rewarded European Union funding to conduct research on teacher education for inclusion in collaboration with De Vlaamse Vereniging voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking en Technische Bijstand (VVOB), the Universities of the Witwatersrand, Free State, Fort Hare and Inclusive Education South Africa (IESA). She is also involved with NWU colleagues in a research project aiming at developing High Performance Learning in a Full-Service School. Furthermore, in collaboration with Austrian and German colleagues, she is also part of a project focusing on the social participation of learners with disabilities in mainstream education in South Africa. She has published several articles in national and in international journals, written numerous chapters, co-edited and sole edited textbooks, and supervised and delivered Masters and PhD students. Conference papers were presented at national and international conferences. She has also been invited to do workshops and presentations in several European countries, as well as keynote presentations at various national conferences on a variety of topics relevant to inclusive education.