Prof Agnes Makhene holds a PhD in Nursing Education from the University of Johannesburg with focus on facilitation of critical thinking. She is an Associate Professor in the Nursing Department, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Johannesburg. She has published several papers in reputed journals, serves as reviewer of manuscripts, supervised a number of Masters and PhD students to completion. She is the Editor-in-chief of the Health SA Gesondheid Interdisciplinary Journal. She is board member of the South African Nursing Council, where she is chairperson of the Professional Conduct Committee and member of the Education and Research Committees.