Hester Julie is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Western Cape where she has been a faculty member since 1989. She is responsible for coordinating the Clinical Teaching Programme, Service-learning and Community Engagement in the School of Nursing from 2015 to 2017. She is currently Deputy Dean: Clinical and Community Engagement in the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences.
She has developed and taught Gender-Based Violence (GBV) at undergraduate and postgraduate modules. Her interest in GBV has forged international collaborations with organisations specifically focusing on women’s health issues : Global Health through Education, Training, and Service (GHETS), the Women’s Health Task Force of the Network Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) and lately the establishment of Women and Health: Together for the Future (WHTF) as an NPO in South Africa.
Hester is currently a doctoral candidate on the Doctor of Business Administration in Higher Education Management at the University of Bath, U.K. She completed her PhD at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa, her Master’s in Public Health and Magister Curationis (Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing) at UWC, her Honours B.A. Cur (Nursing Education) and her Diploma in Advanced Nursing Science (Community Science Nursing & Nursing Education) at the University of South Africa (UNISA), and completed her undergraduate studies at UWC.
Hester has previously worked at Lentegeur Nursing College, Westend Psychiatric Hosptial in Northern Cape, Valkenberg and Tygerberg Hosptitals in the Western Cape. Hester’s research interests are Service-learning, Engaged Teaching and Learning, Mental Health, E-learning and Gender-Based violence.
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