University of Limpopo, South Africa
Prof Nel studied late in life and gained a BA with 3 majors (English, History) with a distinction in Psychology a Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. She then completed her Honours in Psychology with distinction and found a placement for Masters in Counseling Psychology at the University of Zululand, which she completed Cum Laude. At that university she was an HOD of Industrial Psychology. She later moved to the Medical University of South Africa as an Associate Professor. She then joined the University of Limpopo in Polokwane in South Africa where she is now a full professor of psychology. She was awarded the Best Woman Researcher in the Humanities in 2014. In 2016 she was awarded a National Research Foundation of South Africa research rating. She has a long supervision record and also assesses dissertations and theses for other tertiary institutions. Prof Nel was made a Consultant Editor for the Journal of Psychology in Africa in 2016 she also reviews articles for peer-reviewed journals. She continues to publish and present topics relevant to South Africa international conferences. In 2014 she chaired a session at the International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) in Paris. She and other peers are currently working on a textbook for applied psychology in the medical and health sciences as well as working on community research based projects.