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 Prof. Shaheed Soeker

Position: Head of Department
Department:  
Faculty: Faculty of Community and Health
Qualifications: Bsc Occupational Therapy (UWC), MSc in Occupational Therapy, (UWC), PhD Occupational Therapy (UWC)
Tel:  +27 21 959 9339 
Fax: +27 21 959 9359
Email: msoeker@uwc.ac.za
Research:
 
 
 
 

Biography

 Associate Professor Shaheed Soeker (PhD) is Head of the Department of Occupational Therapy. He has extensive experience in the area of vocational rehabilitation and paediatric occupational therapy. He has taught modules at undergraduate level and is involved in the supervision of students at post graduate level. His research interests focus on vocational rehabilitation, return to work policies for people with disabilities and research methods. Dr Soeker has also published several articles in international peer reviewed journals.

Publications

INTERNATIONAL PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS (ACCREDITED)

Soeker, M.S., Bonn, GL., de Vos, Z, Gognozi, T, Pape, C & Ribaudo, S (2015). Not STRAIGHT forward for homosexuals: A look at the lived experiences of homosexual men, living in Cape Town, with regard to their worker roles. Work, A journal of prevention, assessment and Rehabilitation. 51, 175- 186. (Accredited)

Soeker, M.S., Carriem, F., Joint, T., Hendrick, M. & Naidoo, N. (2013). Breaking into the world of employment: The vocational experience of South African male ex-offenders. Work, A journal of prevention, assessment and Rehabilitation. 44 (1), 201- 211. (Accredited)

Soeker, M.S, Van Rensburg, V & Travill, A (2012) Traumatic brain injured individuals` perceptions and experiences of returning to work in South Africa. Work, A journal of prevention, assessment and rehabilitation. 42 (4), 589- 600. (Accredited)

Soeker, M.S, Van Rensburg, V & Travill, A. (2012). Are our rehabilitation programmes enabling our clients to return to work? Return to work perspectives of mild to moderate brain injured individuals in South Africa. Work, A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation. 43(02), 171-182 (Accredited)

Soeker, M.S. (2012). The development of the model of occupational self efficacy. Work, A  Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation. 43(03), 313-322. (Accredited)

INTERNATIONAL PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS (NON-ACCREDITED)

Soeker, M.S. (2014). Adaptation to the worker role: The vocational experience of male ex-offenders in Cape Town,

South Africa. Occupational Medicine and Health Affairs.

153. doi:10.4172/2329-6879.1000153


Soeker, M.S (2014)
. The influence of divorce on the occupations of children: a child`s 
 
perspective. International journal of child and adolescent health. 7 (2), 175-186. 


Soeker, M.S. (2014).
Occupational therapy students’ perceptions of the challenges they experience in adapting to a

psychiatric fieldwork placement. Education Research Journal. 4 (6), 65-73.

Soeker, M.S (2011) You and Me against HIV- Children teaching children about HIV prevention in South Africa. International journal of child and adolescent health. 4 (2), 173-182

Soeker, M.S (2011) Occupational adaptation: a return to work perspective of persons with mild to moderate brain injury. Journal of occupational science. 18(1), 81-91.

Soeker M.S., Wegner L and Pretorius B. (2009) South African clients perceptions and experiences of adapting to their worker roles after rehabilitation. Work 32 (2), 133-143.

Soeker M.S., Wegner L and Pretorius B. (2008) I’m going back to work: Back injured clients` perceptions and experiences of their worker roles. Work 30 (2), 161-170. 


ACCEPTED JOURNALS AND ARTICLES

Soeker, M.S. (2015). A pilot study on the operationalization of the Model of Occupational Self Efficacy: A model for the reintegration of persons with brain injuries to their worker roles Work, A journal of prevention, assessment and Rehabilitation (Accredited)

Soeker, M.S. (2015). The challenges that employees who abuse substances experience when returning to work after completion of employee assistance programme (EAP). Work, A journal of prevention, assessment and Rehabilitation (Accredited)

Soeker, M.S. (2015) The experiences of occupational therapists regarding the use of the Model of Occupational Self Efficacy as a model for returning brain injured individual to work. Work, A journal of prevention, assessment and Rehabilitation (Accredited)

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

 

Soeker, M.S. (2011) You and Me against HIV- Children teaching children about HIV

prevention in South Africa. In Merrick, J (Ed.) Child Health and Human Development

Year Book. New York: Nova Publishers.

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