Prof. Champion N. Nyoni
Champion is an Associate Professor and Senior Researcher at the School of Nursing of the University of the Free State, in South Africa. He is a professional nurse who holds registration as a nurse in three countries within sub-Saharan Africa. Champion obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Science from the University of Zimbabwe, a Master of Social Science in Nursing from the University of the Free State, a Master of Health Professions Education with a specialisation in Assessment and Accreditation (with distinction) from Keele University in the United Kingdom and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of the Free State. He also holds a Fellowship with the sub-Saharan FAIMER regional institute (SAFRI) and an International Fellowship in Medical Education.
He has more than 10 years’ experience in primary healthcare and nursing education. Champion was instrumental in developing competency-based programmes for undergraduate nursing education in various contexts within the African region. His research, which has been published in various platforms focuses on the development of a competent workforce that can influence the health parameters of the contexts they serve. He supervises Master and PhD students in nursing and in health professions education.
He serves in various boards and organisations with an influence in health professions education namely,
- Co-Facilitator of the Interprofessional.Global
- AMEE academic board
- The WHO Academy as an advisor
- Past Chair of the Africa Interprofessional Education Network (AfrIPEN)
- Chair of the Association for Health Professions Education and Leadership