Prof Roestenburg

Prof Roestenburg

Prof Wim Roestenburg – Vice-President of ASASWEI

Prof Wim Roestenburg has been an NRF-rated C3 professor of social work at the Northwest University's School for Psychosocial Health since 2015. He started his career as an employee assistance counselor (EAP) in 1987, first at the Chamber of Mines and later at the Anglogold Westrand division. Wim joined the Rand Afrikaans University as a lecturer in 1994, the year he also graduated with a Master's degree in clinical social work. A Ph.D. followed in 1999. He left UJ in 2012 and, after two years at UNISA, joined the NWU. He completed an MBA degree in 2020 at the NWU Business School. In addition, he has served in several community service positions, including chairperson of the Ecometrics committee of the SACSSP (2004 – 2008), PBSW member, chairperson of Teaching and Education task team, member of SACSSP Professional conduct committee (2012 – 2016), and SACSSP Council Member, member of FINCOM (2019 – 2022). University positions include the NWU HREC ethics committee's vice-chairperson, the COMPRES scientific committee's chairperson, and the new BSW curriculum development task team (2021).

His most recent publication is as co-editor of the fifth edition textbook Research at Grassroots, published by Van Schaik (2021). In addition, Wim holds directorships of a local and a US-based company focused on program evaluation research and IT-product development. His teaching interest is in clinical assessment and research methods, and he frequently teaches colleagues and students the wonders of statistical analysis! Wim received a SAGE London Innovation Concept Grant awarded to his company Afri.Yze Consult for his innovative idea of an expert IT system called "Intelliplanner" that uses artificial intelligence principles to support novice social researchers in developing research proposals more effectively.

His strategic vision for ASASWEI

In support of the ASASWEI strategic vision to promote social work education, training research, and practice within an international context, his vision is as follows:

To facilitate an effective and optimized registration process for social work educators and students with the SACSSP.

To develop a recognized, visible, and dynamic research platform for hosting local research efforts, where social work educators and practitioners can connect and link to other researchers and build robust research agendas relevant to the local context and demand.

To offer strategic insight and effort into fulfilling the general ASASWEI vision and mission.

Professional registration

SACSSP 10-007690

Association of MBA's


Prof Wim Roestenburg

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