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PsySSA Workshop Series: Workshop 7: Writing for scholarly publication. How to improve your chances of success

Presenter bios

Ms Anne Kramers-Olen

Anne Kramers-Olen obtained her Masters degree in Social Science (Clinical Psychology) from the then named University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg campus). She completed her internship at the Midlands Hospital Complex in Pietermaritzburg during 1998 and is currently employed at Fort Napier Hospital. She has worked in the public and private sector, and has published papers in the area of ethics, forensics, intellectual disability and psychosocial rehabilitation. She is an associate editor of the South African Journal of Psychology and honorary lecturer at the Department of Behavioural Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal. 

Prof Sumaya Laher

Sumaya Laher holds a PhD from the University of Witwatersrand, and is currently the Head of Department of Psychology at Wits. Her research is guided by the need for the production and integration of indigenous knowledge within mainstream approaches to create a more critical practice of psychology and psychological assessment within the South African context. Prof Laher serves as founding editor of the African Journal of Psychological Assessment, Associate Editor of the South African Journal of Psychology and Personality Science, board member for Assessment Standards South Africa, and the International Journal of Testing. Prof Laher is a Past President of the Psychological Society of South Africa.

Prof Kobus Maree

Professor Kobus Maree (DEd; PhD; DPhil) is past editor of a number of scholarly journals, and a member of international bodies and editorial boards. He has received many awards for his work and has authored or co-authored 100+ peer ­reviewed articles and 55 books or book chapters, and read keynote papers at 40+ international and national conferences since 2009. He has spent a lot of time abroad (e.g. as a visiting professor at various universities). 

Prof Solomon Mashegoane

“Steve” Mashegoane (Ph. D) is a professor of psychology and the HOD of the Department of Psychology at the University of Limpopo. He is an employee of the institution since 1991. During his tenure at the university, S Mashegoane has lectured on various modules, including developmental psychology, psychology for nurses, health psychology, and personality theory. However, he has always lectured on psychometrics. He is registered with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa in the clinical psychology, independent practice category. In his early career he was a consulting psychologist and a session psychologist attached to local provincial government hospitals. S Mashegoane is the founder and owner of KM’T Institute for Development and Evaluation, a research and development company with considerable experience in the evaluation of customer/community satisfaction in the public sector. On the editorial front, he is an associate editor of the South African Journal of Psychology, and the recently established African Journal of Psychological Assessment. He is a previous language editor of Theologia Viatorum: Journal of Theology & Religion in Africa.

Prof Anthony Pillay

Professor Anthony Pillay is in the Department of Behavioural Medicine at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine at UKZN & Fort Napier Hospital. He received his post-doctoral training in Maternal & Child Health at Harvard University and has been a Visiting Clinical Fellow at the Boston Children’s Hospital. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Mauritius, where he also conducts research, and is a Past-President of the Psychological Society of South Africa. He has published over a hundred papers in journals and books around the world, including research into women & children’s mental health, professional psychology training and forensic mental health. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the South African Journal of Psychology, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health.


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