Lusilda Schutte is an associate professor at the Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR) of the North-West University in South Africa. She holds a Doctoral degree in psychology and a Masters degree in statistics. She conducts research in the domain of psychosocial well-being where she has a specific interest in harmony and in the cross-cultural understanding and measurement of psychosocial well-being.
Professor Alida Herbst is a registered social worker and currently Director of the School of Psychosocial Health. She practised for 13 years as medical social worker in 1 Military and the MediClinic Heart and Kloof hospitals where she gained expertise in the fields of narrative, trauma, grief and bereavement counselling; the psychosocial adjustment of patients with cancer, heart disease and other chronic illnesses; support to the families of such patients and the self-care of caregivers.