Minrie Greeff


Prof. Minrie Greeff is an emeritus professor since 2020 in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the North-West University, South Africa. As research professor in the Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Research since 2002 and Head of the Faculty of Health Sciences Ethics Office (2015 – 12019), Prof Greeff has been sharing her experience and expertise in research and ethics for many years. She has been the chairperson of the HREC for 8 years and before that served as a member on this committee for 15 years. As research ethicist, she has been instrumental in developing a university wide research ethics structure to ensure quality and safe ethical research practices. She serves on several ethics committees (both human and animal). Over the past three years she has been a member of the National Health Research Ethics Council. In 2019 she was elected as the chairperson of the Research Ethics Association for Ethics Committee Members of Southern Africa. She is a National Research Foundation rated researcher, an inducted member of the SA Academy of Science and Arts and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). In March 2020 she became a member of the Standing Committee for Health of ASSAf and in July 2020 invited to become an expert member on the Expert Panel of IAP COVID19 Advisory Group.