Nursing Leadership Expert
Champion (PhD MHPE MSocsSc BSc) is a Senior Researcher at the School of Nursing of the University of the Free State. He is a professional nurse who holds registration as a nurse in three countries within sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to his PhD in Nursing, he also holds a Fellowship with the sub-Saharan FAIMER regional institute (SAFRI) and an International Fellowship in Medical Education.
Champion was instrumental in developing competency-based programmes for undergraduate nursing education in various contexts within the African region. His research is around the development of a competent workforce that can influence the health parameters of the contexts they serve. He has published 30 research articles, and his research has been presented in various international platform. He supervises Master and PhD students in nursing and in health professions education.
He has been involved in the institutional and programme accreditation processes with various higher education bodies in the region. He is the current Chairperson of the Board of Directors for AHPEL and the Africa Interprofessional Education Network (AfrIPEN).
He is an executive Board member for the Africa Forum Primary Health Care (AfroPHC), and Interprofessional. Global board based in Hanze University in the Netherlands. He is an Advisor to the Sigma International Nurse Education Academy. In 2020, Champion was honoured by the Sigma Theta Tau International as an Emerging Researcher/Scholar and was the third to have received this honour from Africa.