Welcome to Stellenbosch University

61st Annual Academic Day – 30 August 2017

Members of the committee


Chair (Deputy-Dean: Research)                                                 

  • Prof Nico C Gey van Pittius

Deputy Chair                                                                                    

  • Dr Craig J Kinnear


  • Ms Sonja van Staden

Conference Organisers                                                                               

  • Ms Sune van Rooyen
  • Ms Christelle Snyman
  • Ms Dawne Johnson

Strategic Relations Manager                                                     

  • Ms Ronel Bester

Health Research Ethics Office                                                    

  • Dr Nicola Barsdorf

Pre Graduate Research Office                                                   

  • Ms Debbie Marais

Student Representative                                                               

  • Ms Ilana van Niekerk

Representatives from all Departments and Type II Centres

Biomedical Sciences                                                                       

  • Dr Craig J Kinnear


  • Prof William F Ferris

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

  • Ms Yolande Smit  
  • Dr Linzette Morris
  • Dr Kerrin Begg


  • Dr Colette Pienaar
  • Dr Jean Maritz


  • Prof Dana JH Niehaus

Obstetrics and Gynaecology                                                       

  • Dr Judy Kluge
  • Dr Jennifer Butt

Centre for Health Professions Education               

  • Ms Elize Archer

Paediatrics and Child Health                                                       

  • Dr Helena Rabie
  • Dr Gugu Kali
  • Dr Adrie Bekker

Anaesthesiology and Critical Care                                            

  • Dr Sean Chetty

Medical Imaging and Clinical Oncology                                 

  • Dr Tony Serafin

Surgical Sciences                                                                             

  • Prof Robert P Lamberts
  • Prof Ian Vlok

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