School of Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management

Leoni van der Vaart

Leoni completed her Master’s degrees in Human Resource Management and Industrial/Organisational Psychology and a joint PhD in the field of Industrial/Organisational Psychology with KU Leuven (Belgium) and the North-West University (South Africa). Her research focuses on understanding employee/job seeker attitudes and behaviour from a motivational perspective. Leoni also has a keen interest in psychometrics and quantitative research methodology. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented several papers at conferences, both locally and internationally 

Lené Graupner

Lené Graupner is a registered industrial psychologist and deputy director at the School of Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management on the North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus. Her career started in the South African Police Service (SAPS) where she was responsible for the management of the well-being of police personnel in the North West Province.

Barend Jacobus Linde

Bennie Linde is an associate professor in labour relations at the North-West University. He has more than 20 years experience as a labour relations practitioner, which includes being a labour inspector at the Department of Labour (1994-1998), acting as a labour relations practitioner for employers (since 1998) and acting as regional chairperson of a trade union (SAPTU; 2002-2004). Bennie started his academic career in 2001 at the then Potchefstroom University for Higher Christian Education, where he completed master’s degree in industrial sociology, while lecturing in labour relations.