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Dr Penelope Flack


Dr Penelope Flack



 +27 (0)31 2607207




Research Interests

  • Language Learning disability; Specific Language Impairment;  ADHD
  • Community based rehabilitation;
  • Teaching methodology: Community based education; Interprofessional education; Academic development;




Academic Leader: Speech Language Pathology

 Biosketch  ResearchGate Profile  

List of Publications

Flack, P. (2005) Towards new understandings of learning disability. Africa Education Review, Volume 2(2), pp 318 – 328   (NOTE: Africa Education Review formerly Educare ) 

Flack, P. (2009)  Citrus clouds on planet Goofy: the reported experiences of children with learning disability. Unpublished doctoral dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Education, UKZN Dec 2008


Diab PN, Flack PS, Mabuza LH, Reid SJ. (2012)  Qualitative exploration of the career aspirations of rural origin health science students in South Africa. Rural and Remote Health, 12: 2251. (Online) 2012. Available:

Mabuza, L.H; Diab, P; Reid, SJ; Ntuli-Ngcobo, B.E;Flack, P.S; Mpofu, R; Daniels, P; Adonis, T; Cakwe, M; Mugambi W: (2013) Communities’ views, attitudes and recommendations on community-based education of undergraduate health sciences students in South Africa:  a qualitative study.   African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine; Vol 5 (1) 

Diab, P and Flack, P (2013) : Benefits of Community-Based Education to the Community in South African health science facilities.  African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine.  Vol 5(1). 

Flack, P ( 2013)  PBL in the Faculty of Health Science at University of KwaZulu-Natal . In Visions, Challenges and Strategies: PBL Principles and Methodologies in a Danish and Global Perspective , Edited by Lone Krogh and Annie Arup Jensen. Aalborg: Aalborg University Press

Naidoo, U., Flack, P., Naidoo, I. & Essack, S.Y. (in press) Secondary school factors relating to academic success in first year School of Health Science students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal – accepted publication July 2013: South African Journal of Higher Education. 


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