Professor Vhonani Olive Netshandama

Vhonani Olive Netshandama
Professor Vhonani Olive Netshandama
Professor Vhonani Olive Netshandama

Professor Vhonani Olive Netshandama

Professor Vhonani Olive Netshandama graduated has a Ph.D. in Nursing Education from the University of Johannesburg.  She is the 2016 DST distinguished woman scientist in the category of Human and Social Sciences.  Currently a director of Community Engagement programmes at the University of Venda, professor Netshandama has over 20 years’ experience in higher education. She has researched and supervised a significant number of Masters and PhD students in the field of nursing, community engagement, rural development and Indigenous Knowledge Systems. She has authored several articles in peer review journals, most of which are co-authored with students. Her current interdisciplinary research focus is exploring effective relational practices and learning modalities at an interface between the university and the community.  She has experience in working in a cross-cultural, multi-stakeholder engagement space.