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UJ’s Professor Marie Poggenpoel on how to become and stay a nurse scientist

The ​Faculty of Health Sciences will be hosting the 23nd Annual Research Forum taking place on Thursday, 12 May 2016. The Forum will be held at University of Johannesburg Bunting Road Campus, School of Tourism and Hospitality, Sol Kerzner Building to start at 8 am to 4 pm.

The Guest Speaker is Professor Marie Poggenpoel and her presentation will be focusing on the topic: Reflective Journey: How to become and stay a nurse scientist.

The main objective of the Research forum is to showcase undergraduate, post-graduate masters and doctoral studies and academic staff research as inspiration for colleagues.

The Morning session will be a discussion about the newest developments in health science research. In the mid-morning and afternoon session different speakers will be presenting their research.

Prof Poggenpoel says that reflection is necessary as one can get so caught up with your workload that you do not set priorities about what is important and what you can let go.

Poggenpoel adds that the significance of this event is a growth producing, inspiring individuals to conduct research.

Professor Marie Poggenpoel has been since 1989 a tenured professor in Psychiatric Nursing Science at the University Of Johannesburg and is an expert regarding qualitative as well as quantitative research methodologies.

She had published more than 150 articles in international and national journals. She was the supervisor/ co-supervisor of more than 120 doctorates and 150 master’s candidates.

In South Africa she is rated as established researcher by the National Research Foundation (NRF). She has received several awards for excellence in research, the most recent award being the “International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame” awarded by Sigma Theta tau International ( STTI) in July 2013 in Prague and the “Women in Science Award” in May 2014 in South Africa.

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