Dr. Thabisa Matsea is a senior lecturer in the Department of Social Work, in the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (FHSSE). She serves in the library and e-learning committees.  She has worked as a social worker in community and health settings.  She has 10 years experience in teaching and learning in higher education. Her areas of interest and specialization include Social Work in health settings including community-based mental health care, social work practice as well as teaching and learning in higher education. She is supervising student research projects in both under-graduate and graduate degree levels. Dr Matsea’s contribution to scholarship has been through research projects, presentations at various settings including conferences (national and international), serving as a reviewer for journal articles, external examiner for graduate research projects and by publications. Her recent work includes:

  • Matsea, T. C., Ryke, E. & Weyers, M. (2019). Stakeholders’ views regarding their role as support system for people with mental illness and their families in rural South Africa. Community Mental Health Journal. 55:672–679. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-018-0337-6
  • Noyoo, N. Matsea, T. & Dlamini, N. (2020). Promoting healthy human relationships with Sub-Saharan African Immigrants and South Africans. In Promoting healthy human relationships in post-apartheid South Africa: Social work and social development perspectives. Noyoo, N. (Eds.). Switzerland: Springer Nature.
  • Matsea T. C., Ryke, E. H. & Mike L. Weyers (2021): A framework for a community-based programme for people with mental illness and their families in a rural setting, Journal of Social Work Practice, DOI: 10.1080/02650533.2021.1952964

Department: Department of Social Work
Designation: Senior Lecturer
Qualifications: BA (SW), MA (SW) (Stellenbosch), Dip in Early Childhood Education (Univen), Higher Cert. in Man. (FPD), PGDIP (HE) (Stellenbosch), PhD (SW) (NW Potchefstroom Campus).
Phone: +2715 9628304
Email: Thabisa.Matsea@univen.ac.za
Office No: C7- 11; Humanities and Social Sciences Building