Irene Lubbe

Contact information

Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51 | A104

 I am an Educationalist with a passion for alternative Teaching, Facilitation and Assessment. I believe that learning should be engaging, fun and authentic  for the student. I therefore support PhD-students and faculty members in exploring exciting and alternative ways to facilitate learning amongst their students AND to create alternative ways for students to showcase application and mastery of their newly acquired knowledge and skills.

I further combine my passion for alternative teaching and assessment with the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and gear my research projects in such a direction. My aim is to involve faculty members in SoTL-activities and collaborate across departments, institutions and continents.


  • Excellence in Tuition award 2013 (Unisa)
  • 2017 Council graduate excellence award for Master’s degree 2015 (Unisa)

Journal publications 

  • Essop, H., Lubbe, JC., Kekana, M. Bringing literature to life: A digital animation to teach analogue concepts in radiographic imaging during a pandemic - Lessons learnt. African Journal of Health Professions Education 13(3): 186-188. Online ISSN: 2078-5127
  • Cordier, W., Lubbe, JC. 2021.   Teaching pharmacology online: Not just another narration. African Journal of Health Professions Education 13(3): 201-202. Online ISSN: 2078-5127
  • Turner, A., Ross, W., Lubbe, JC. 2021. A ray of sun in the COVID-19 environment with a virtual sunburst elective. African Journal of Health Professions Education 13(3): 189-190. Online ISSN: 2078-5127
  • Adam, S., Coetzee, M., Lubbe, J.C. Breaking the isolation: Online group assignments. African Journal of Health Professions Education 13(3): 174-175. Online ISSN: 2078-5127
  • Van Niekerk, K., Uys, K., Lubbe, JC. 2021. From Work Integrated Learning to Virtual Case studies: Navigating an alternative to fieldwork in paediatric Occupational Therapy. African Journal of Health Professions Education 13(3): 159-160. Online ISSN: 2078-5127
  • Roos, H., Lubbe, JC. 2021. Pedagogy to probity. African Journal of Health Professions Education 13(3): 161-162. Online ISSN: 2078-5127 
  • Adam, S., Lubbe, J.C. van Rooyen, M. 2021. Do we assess what we set out to teach in obstetrics: an action research study. African Journal of Health Professions Education. ISSN: 2078-5127
  • Lubbe, JC., Turner, A., Wolvaardt, L. 2020. Incorporating the mature student’s voice and lived experiences into continuous quality improvement. South African Journal of Higher Education. Vol 34 (5) eISSN: 1753-5913
  • Lubbe, D., Lubbe, J.C., Nicolaides, A. 2019. Medical Practitioners' Perceptions Regarding Ethical Behaviour of Employees of the Medical Devices Industry in South Africa. The Journal of Medical Laboratory Science and Technology of South Africa1 (2) pp: 21 - 30
  • Roets, L., Janse van Rensburg, E. & Lubbe, J.C. 2019. Faculty’s experiences of a formal mentoring programme: The perfect fit. African Health Sciences, 19 (2) pp: 2237 – 2242 eISSN: 1680-6905
  • Turner, A., Lubbe, JC., Wolvaardt, L., Napoles, L. Navigating curriculum transformation: Charting our course. (Full Conference proceeding publication. Co-presenter. Poster presentation). HEAd 2019. Spain. June 2019. DOI:10.4995/HEAD19.2019.9129  
  • Lubbe, J.C. 2016. Digital Fluency of Faculty Members at an ODL Institution. Progressio: South African Journal for Open and Distance Learning Practice, 38 (2) pp: 63-83. ISSN: 0256-8853
  • Mupara, L. & Lubbe, J.C. 2016. Implementation of the integrated management of childhood illnesses strategy: challenges and recommendations in Botswana. Global Health Action, 9. [S.l.], v. 9, feb. 2016. ISSN 1654-9880. Available at: . doi: ISSN 1654-9880
  • Lubbe, J.C. & Rheeder, A. 2016. Quality improvement versus Research: the flipside of the same ethical coin. Journal of Health Sciences. LHC. (Opinion piece)
  • Roets, L., Lubbe, J.C. 2015. Power imbalances in research: a step by step illustration of an adapted multiple nominal group analysis. International Journal of Arts & Sciences, 8 (5): 151-164. ISSN 1944-6934.  Impact Factor 0.879
  • Lubbe, J.C. & Roodt, A. 2015. Fuelling a research culture at Life Healthcare. Nursing Innovations in South Africa 2015/16. Life Healthcare (1): 21-22. (Opinion piece)
  • Lubbe, J.C., & Roets, L. 2014. Nurses’ Scope of Practice and the Implication for Quality Nursing Care. Journal of Nursing Scholarship published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of Sigma Theta Tau International.  doi: 10.1111/jnu.12058bb  * Impact Factor: 2.128 [Open-source article] ISSN: 1547-5069
  • Roets, L. & Lubbe, J.C. 2014.  Scholarship of discovery: Enhancing a research culture in nursing colleges. African Journal of Nursing and Midwifery,16 (1): 2–11 ISSN 1682-5055
  • Lubbe, J.C., Roets, L. & van Tonder. S.P. 2014. Student recruitment: a framework developed through a multi-phased, multi-method process planning approach. Gender and Behaviour, 12 (2): 6396 - 6419.  ISSN: 1596-9231
  • Lubbe, J.C., Roets, L., van Tonder, S.P., & Wilkinson, A.  2013. Social media: A method to recruit undergraduate students into the nursing profession. Gender and Behaviour, 11 (2).  ISSN: 1596-9231
  • Lubbe, J.C. 2013. Conference Report: Research on the state of nursing. African Journal of Nursing and Midwifery, 15 (2): 189-191. ISSN 1682-5055
  • Lubbe, J.C. Verpleging. Die kundige engele rondom ons.

Conference presentations and conference workshops

  • FODES / Fully Online Distance Education Symposium (FODES) – 14 October 2021 Programme. A 4-hour workshop on creating online Escape rooms.

  • "Move aside old curriculum – we are coming in LEAN! (Description: A medical school’s curriculum redesigning and mapping journey)" 52. Flexible Futures 2021  – September 27 Flexible Futures Programme 2021 (

  • Lubbe, JC. OnlineEd2021. Navigating the Forces of Change: Supporting Faculty – Success and Failure in the Transition to Online Teaching and Assessment During a Crisis. 20 May 2021

  • Lubbe, JC., Coetzee, M. SAAHE. Workshop facilitation. Escaping the dreary revision (or re-teaching?) session. 25 June 2021


PhD in Higher Education studies, University of the Free State, South Africa
M.ED in Distance Education (Cum Laude), University of South Africa
Graduate Certificate in Technology in distance education and e-learning, University of Maryland University College
M.Soc.Sc. in Critical Care Nursing, University of the Free State, South Africa
Advance University Diploma in Nursing Education, University of South Africa
Advance University Diploma in Health Services Management, University of South Africa
B.Soc.Sc. (General Nursing, Community Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing & Midwifery), University of the Free State, South Africa

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