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Mrs Fahmida Harris

Mrs Fahmida Harris

Job Title

Senior Clinical Educator


BSc Physiotherapy, UWC (1996)

MSc Physiotherapy, UCT


Fahmida graduated from the University of the Western Cape with an honours degree in 1996. She has 10 years’ experience working in the public sector as the Head of the Physiotherapy Department at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital. Fahmida has played an instrumental role in pioneering the introduction of teaching and learning of undergraduate physiotherapy students within the mental health arena. At the time she was also employed by UCT on a contract basis to enhance student facilitation. Her knowledge and expertise in this specialist area of physiotherapy has led to her furthering her career within academic education and clinical facilitation. In 2008 she accepted a permanent post as a clinical educator at the University of Cape Town, where she is currently still employed.

Areas of Interest

Care of Older Persons, Mental Health, Orthopaedics, Adult Neurology

Special Courses & Post Graduate Education

  • Basic Supervision [1999]
  • Investigating and Presiding Officers for the Disciplinary Code and Procedures for the Public Service [2000]
  • Practice Management [2001]
  • Staff Performance Management System [2003]
  • Leadership Development [2004]
  • Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy [2006]
  • Clinical education (2008, UCT)
    • Module 1: Learning and Teaching Theory
    • Module 2: Facilitating Learning in the Clinical Context
    • Module 3: Assessment - Education Development Unit
  • Teaching & Learning in higher education [2010]
  • Introduction to Curricula and teaching role [2013]


Amosun SL, Harris F. (2018): “What next now that you are sixty?” – Preliminary exploration of the self-reported aspirations of community-dwelling older persons in the Western Cape Province, South Africa within the active aging framework, Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, DOI: 10.1080/09593985.2018.1508262