Dr Jenika Gobind
Senior Lecturer: Human Resources
Dr Gobind’s research interest lies in employment relations. Her teaching and learning experience spans over 12 years at a number of institutions.
After obtaining her BProc (Law) from the University of Durban-Westville, she lectured at Durban University of Technology in various legal subjects between 2005 and 2009. She then shifted focus to employment relations, human resource management, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and research methodology. She completed a Diploma in Employment Relations through UNISA, Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Relations Management from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and a Postgraduate Diploma in HIV and AIDS Management from Stellenbosch University (US). She obtained her PhD in Employment Relations at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in 2014.
Prior to joining WBS, Dr Gobind served as Head of Research at Milpark Business School and lectured in employment relations, collective bargaining and negotiation, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) at UJ, as well as extensive research supervision at Master’s and Doctoral level.
Dr Gobind’s other research interests lie in gender discrimination and HIV/AIDS in the workplace. She holds an MPhil in HIV and AIDS Management from Stellenbosch University. Widely published, her books include South African Employment Relations in Context (Knowledge Resources, 2015) and HIV/AIDS Fact File (South African Board of People Practices, 2012).
Dr Gobind has extensive experience in the private sector, chairing multiple disciplinary hearings and consulting in labour legislation, employment relations and HR issues. At Transnet Freight she trained the HR managers on employment relations and HR management.
She has also contributed extensively to the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) and the University Research Company (URC) in research and the development of local and international publications on HIV/AIDS, TB, leadership and management.
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