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Marietjie Joubert, Senior Lecturer

Marietjie Joubert MA, BA (Hons), SFHEA

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences


In South Africa from 1996 to 1999 Marietjie worked as a generic social worker. In 2000 she moved to the United Kingdom and initially worked in children and families, before moving to work in adult services in 2001.

Since moving to Southampton in 2002, Marietjie has been involved with student work based supervision and qualified as a practice teacher in 2007. Between 2008 and 2010 she taught freelance for Southampton University, and since 2011, she has worked as an associate lecturer for Solent University. In 2015, Marietjie was appointed to the position of senior lecturer.

Marietjie's other interests include being an independent assessor on the assessed and supported year in employment for newly qualified social workers, and for a period of three years running the training programme at Southampton CCG for continuing healthcare. She is also an external examiner for the University of Northampton and the University of Wolverhampton.

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Industry experience

Marietjie qualified as a social worker in South Africa in 1995 and subsequently practiced for four years as a generic social worker in South Africa. After obtaining a master's in social work, she moved to the UK in 2000.

During her first year in the UK she worked as a social worker in a children and families team. For the next seven years, she worked in various teams within adult social services, and then for NHS Continuing Healthcare until 2014.

Teaching experience

Marietjie worked as an associate lecturer at Solent University between October 2011 and December 2014, then from January 2015 began working in her current position of senior lecturer.

She has been a qualified practice teacher since 2007. Since January 2009 she has been a freelance social work practice educator, and has prior experience as a student work base supervisor (2002 – 2007). She has experience of working as an associate/visiting fellow for Southampton University.

From 2013 - 2015 Marietjie worked as an independent practice assessor on the ASYE programme run by Southampton City Council. She has also run a training programme (2012 – 2015) on NHS continuing healthcare for the Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group.

Research interests

Previous research activity was centred around the research for a postgraduate master’s degree on the topic of the social worker as expert witness in court cases around sexual molestation of the child.

Marietjie holds the status of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is also part of the School Internationalisation Project, and the School’s Ethics Committee.


  • Ongoing - Registered Social Worker - Health and Care Professions Council.
  • Ongoing - Senior Fellow of the HEA - Higher Education Academy.
  • 2013 - PDU Enhancing Learning in Higher Education - Southampton Solent University.
  • 2008 - Post Qualifying Award in Social Work - Critical Thinking (PQ 2-4) Bournemouth University.
  • 2007 - Practice Teaching Award - University of Southampton.
  • 2006 - Post Qualifying Award in Social Work (PQ 1) - Bournemouth University.
  • 1999 - MA Social Work - North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.
  • 1995 - BA (Hons) Social Work - North West University (Formerly known as the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education), Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Recent publications

Rankin, P & Joubert, M. 1999. The Social Worker as Expert Witness in Court in Cases around Sexual Molestation of the Child. South African Journal of Social Work. (Translated from Afrikaans) and a book review published in British Journal of Social Work, Volume 45, Issue 4 (May 2015).