Professor Nicky Mostert


Prof Nicky Mostert is an Associate Professor in the Department of Software Engineering at Nelson Mandela University in Gqeberha, South Africa. Her research is mainly focused on health informatics, with a developing interest in various aspects related to social media and social networking. 

Her involvement in the health informatics field on the African continent has most notably been as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Health Informatics in Africa (JHIA) and the Scientific Programme Committee Chair of the Health Informatics in Africa (HELINA) conferences. 

Prof Mostert obtained a PhD in Information Technology from the Nelson Mandela University in 2012. She is an active council member of the South African Health Informatics Association (SAHIA) in the portfolio of Immediate Past President. She has been a member of SAHIA since 2010. She is also a board member of HELINA. Other professional activities include:

  • Member of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA).
  • Member of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT)
  • Member of the Southern African Computer Lecturers’ Association (SACLA)

Her research has mainly focused on Health Information Technologies (HITs) and various aspects related to their lack of adoption and meaningful use in the South African healthcare landscape. Despite the well-researched benefits associated with the adoption of such HITs, it remains low due to various socio-technical factors. She has published numerous papers in accredited journals and peer-reviewed national and international conference papers. She is actively involved with the supervision of Masters and PhD students at the Nelson Mandela University.

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