Petra Bester has extensive work experience in the public and private health sectors of South Africa, including managed healthcare from both the hospital and administrator’s perspective. After a clinical masters’ degree in Community Psychiatric Nursing and a PhD in Nursing, Petra Bester returned to the higher education context since 2010. Although a dedicated researcher and lecturer, Petra occupied managerial positions since 2013.
Transdisciplinary Health Research
Lanthé Kruger obtained her B.Sc. degree in September 2003 at the former Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (PU for CHE), where after she started with her post-graduate studies with special focus on cardiovascular physiology. During this time, Lanthé was also appointed as a temporary lecturer (2006-2008) as well as research assistant (2005-2008) within the Cardiovascular Physiology research group. During this time, she gained insight and experience into both worlds of academia as well as research.
Marié Wissing’s research is mainly conducted in two projects (FORT3 & EHHI) with the integrative focus on the clarification of the nature and facets of psychosocial well-being, validation of well-being measures in various contexts, exploration of similarities and differences across socio-demographic, cultural and international contexts, and reflection on theories and underlying philosophical assumptions and now specializing in research on meaning, goals and relatedness in local and international projects.