About Dr Nicolene Jooste
Dr Jooste is a Lecturer in Anatomy at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She is active in research considering various aspects of skeletal biology including, skeletal variation relevant to clinical scenarios, biological and forensic anthropology. Nicolene graduated with her PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2021, in which she considers the performance of different mathematical methods for estimating adult age-at-death from the skeleton using a multivariable approach. She plans to continue using advanced mathematical methods to further explore research questions in skeletal biology and medical education. Nicolene is passionate about teaching anatomy to undergraduate and postgraduate students. She continuously updates her skills and recently completed a course in Essential Skills in Medical Education from the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). She was awarded funding from the University of Johannesburg Teaching Innovation Fund in 2021, with which she plans to improve the osteology practical experience by 3D printing bone kits that students can use to perform remote active learning before and after laboratory sessions. Nicolene is a power-user of the Blackboard learning management system and she provides staff training on how to optimally enhance the online and blended learning experience through tools such as wikis, blogs and quizzes as well as embedded 3D anatomical models, interactive crosswords and interactive digital notice boards.
Research Focus Areas:
Scholarship of anatomical/medical education