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Gérard Charl Filies

Senior Lecturer: Interprofessional Education Unit, University of the Western Cape

I have a B.Sc (Occupational Therapy degree) from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), then completed an M.Phil (Health Sciences Education) at Stellenbosch University and then completed my PhD at UWC. Both my Masters and PhD degrees focussed on Interprofessional Education and Practice.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Senior Lecturer in the Interprofessional Education Unit, University of the Western Cape
  • 2019–2019
    Acting Director in the Interprofessional Education Unit, University of the Western Cape
  • 2010–2010
    Acting Director in Academic Support Unit, University of the Western Cape
  • 2006–2009
    Project Manager in Service-Learning Unit, University of the Western Cape
  • 1998–2006
    Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, University of the Western Cape

Education

  • 2018 
    University of the Western Cape, PhD
  • 2012 
    Stellenbosch University, M.Phil (Health ScEd)
  • 1998 
    University of the Western Cape, B.Sc. (OT)

Publications

  • 2021
    Nurse Education Today, Filies, G. C., & Frantz, J. M. (2021). Student readiness for interprofessional learning at a local university in South Africa. Nurse Education Today, 104995.
  • 2020
    SAAHE HPE Research SIG, Kock, L., Jaffer, L., Titus, S., & Filies, G. (2020). Hosting a virtual world café to promote interprofessional learning. Published in Reflections on a pandemic. Teaching and learning in the time of COVID-19. SAAHE HPE Research SIG, 16.
  • 2016
    Journal of Health Professions Education, Rhoda, A., Waggie, F., Filies, G.C., & Frantz, J. (2016). Using operative models (ICF and CBR) within an interprofessional context to address community needs. African Journal of Health Professions Education, 8(2 Suppl 2), 214-216. DOI:10.7196.v8i2.850.
  • 2016
    Journal of Health Professions Education, Frantz, J.M., Filies, G., Jooste, K., Keim, M., Mlenzana, N., Laatoe, N., Roman, N., Schenck, C., Waggie, F., & Rhoda, A. Reflection on an interprofessional community-based participatory research project. African Journal of Health Professions Education, 8(2 Suppl 2), 234-237. DOI:10.7196/AJHPE.2016.v8i2.851
  • 2016
    Journal of Health Professions Education, Filies, G.C., Yassin, Z., & Frantz, J.M. (2016). Students views of learning about an Interprofessional World Café method. African Journal of Health Professions Education, 8(2 Suppl 2), 229-233. DOI:10.7196/AJHPE.2016.v8i2.844.
  • 2013
    Journal of Health Professions Education, Waggie, F., Laattoe, N., & Filies, G.C. (2013). Moving from Conversation to Commitment: Optimizing School-based Health Promotion in South Africa. African Journal of Health Professions Education, 5(1): 26-29.
  • 2007
    Journal of Community and Health Sciences, Filies, G.C, Mlenzana, N., & Khondowe, O. (2007). Towards Interdisciplinary Practice: A Shared Community-Based Practice Experience. Journal of Community and Health Sciences, 2 (2): 53-59.

Professional Memberships

  • Health Professionals Council South Africa

Honours

Platinum Award for Most Inspirational Couple (I Do Magazine) - 2019