New Fellows (2015)

Ms Penelope Bellad-Ellis

Ms Penny Bellad-EllisCategory: Educator

Area: Nursing Education

Location: Curriculum Development – Consultant


Ms Penny Bellad-Ellis is a retired nurse educator who has served as a leader of nursing education for more than 30 years.

Mrs Joy Cleghorn

Mrs Joy CleghornCategory: Clinician

Area: Infection Control

Location: Life Healthcare


At a time when the field of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) was barely recognised in South Africa

Dr Isabel Coetzee

Dr Isabel CoetzeeCategory: Scholar

Area: Critical Care Nursing

Location: University of Pretoria


Dr Isabel Coetzee is known for her contributions to the development of Critical Care for the past 19 years.

Dr Suzette du Rand

Dr Suzette du RandCategory: Educator

Area: Nursing Education

Location: NMMU


Dr Suzette du Rand is a strong advocate for nursing education, and the quality of nursing education in South Africa in particular.

Prof Sarie Human

Prof Sarie HumanCategory: Scholar

Area: Community Health Nursing

Location: UNISA


Prof Sarie Human fully endorses the vision and mission of the ANSA. She shows leadership in both Nursing Education

Prof Karien Jooste

Prof Karien JoosteCategory: Scholar

Area: Leadership

Location: University of the Western Cape


Prof Karien Jooste has 35 years’ experience in nursing education at university level. She has authored and co-authored

Ms Fatima Khan

Ms Fatima KhanCategory: Leaders & Managers

Area: Private Sector

Location: Life Healthcare


Ms Fatima Khan received the Life Healthcare Nursing Practice Leadership award in 2010 for exceptional leadership skills

Dr Una Kyriacos

Dr Una KyriacosCategory: Scholar

Area: Ophthalmic Nursing

Location: University of Cape Town


Dr Una Kyriacos has, since 1986, fulfilled numerous positions at the University of Cape Town’s Division of Nursing and Midwifery

Prof Jeanette Maritz

Prof Jeanette MaritzCategory: Scholar

Area: Mental Health Nursing

Location: UNISA


Prof Jeanette Maritz’s research focus has remained within the development of nurses, especially novice nurse researchers,

Mrs Karen Michell

Mrs Karen MichellCategory: Clinician

Area: Occupational Health Nursing

Location: Consultant


Mrs Karen Michell is passionate about occupational health nursing practise as a specialization, specifically education.

Mrs Elmarie Radov

Mrs Elmarie RadovCategory: Clinician

Area: Nephrology Nursing

Location: National Renal Care (NRC)


Mrs Elmarie Radov is passionate about transferring skills and knowledge in the field of nephrology. She is a registered nurse

Dr Shelley Schmollgruber

Dr Shelley SchmollgruberCategory: Scholar

Area: Critical Care Nursing

Location: University of the Witwatersrand


Dr Shelley Schmollgruber is an accomplished lecturer, dedicated to teaching intensive and critical care nursing.

Prof Nokuthula Sibiya

Prof Nokuthula SibiyaCategory: Scholar

Area: Primary Health Care Nursing

Location: Durban University of Technology


Prof Nokuthula Sibiya’s doctoral study lead to the development of a model for the integration of Primary Health Care (PHC) services,

Prof Ethelwynn Stellenberg

Prof Ethelwynn StellenbergCategory: Scholar

Area: Community Nursing Science

Location: Stellenbosch University


Prof Ethelwynn Stellenberg has made significant contributions to nursing, both locally and nationally.

Prof Leana Uys

Prof Leana UysCategory: Educator

Area: Educational System Development

Location: Posthumous recognition


Prof Leana Uys was Professor of Nursing and Head of the School of Nursing at the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) for 15 years (1986–2001).

Prof Anita van der Merwe

Prof Anita van der MerweCategory: Scholar

Area: Management

Location: Stellenbosch University


Prof Anita van der Merwe’s deeper background in philosophy, qualitative research, education and leadership was applied in a number of senior positions and activities.

Prof Neltjie van Wyk

Prof Neltjie van WykCategory: Scholar

Area: Community Nursing Science

Location: University of Pretoria


Since Prof Neltjie van Wyk’s appointment as university lecturer in 1982, she has been leading her students in scholarship development.

Mrs Anne Williamson

Mrs Anne WilliamsonCategory: Leaders & Managers

Area: Private Sector

Location: Life Healthcare


Mrs Anne Williamson was Deputy Nurse Manager at Life Entabeni Hospital in 1998. She was then appointed as Nurse Manager at Life Entabeni Hospital.