During the years 1988 to 1996 Hanlie completed her BSc, BSc Hons and MSc in Biochemistry. In 1998 she completed her BSc Hons in Biokinetics and completed her PhD in Human Movement Science in 2000 at the then Potchefstroom University for CHE. After completing her studies, she established a Biokinetics practice as owner and independent practitioner in Oudtshoorn. In 2003 Hanlie was appointed lecturer in Biokinetics, senior lecturer (2004 – 2010) and associate professor (2011 – 2016) at the North-West University. In 2010 she also completed her MBA at the North-West University. Since 2009 Hanlie has been the Director of the Research Focus Area: Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation (PhASRec) at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University, and holds a C2 rating with the NRF. As director her responsibilities are to manage all the research activities within the focus area of PhASRec. During her leadership, 94 students have completed their Master’s degrees and 54 their doctoral degrees. She is a registered Biokineticist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). She served on the board of Directors of the Biokinetics Association of Southern Africa (BASA) in the portfolio for Public sector (2013 – 2014) and the portfolio Academia (2016 – 2018). During 2019 she formed part of the HPCSA Task team for drafting and finalising the minimum standards of training for Biokinetics in South Africa. She often serves on the HPCSA accreditation team for the training of Biokineticists at South African Universities. Hanlie is currently the editor of the South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation (2017 – ). Her research interests are on physical activity and exercise to prevent and treat lifestyle diseases and in special populations, such as persons with intellectual disabilities, depression, and pregnant women. Hanlie has taught exercise physiology, biomechanics, practice management, orthopaedics and clinical exercise physiology. In her 18 years at the NWU she has published more than 60 national and international peer-reviewed papers, presented more than 100 national and international conference papers, and authored three book chapters. She has supervised more than 35 postgraduate students and 3 postdoctoral students. The “Eminent Scientist of the Year for the African Region” was awarded to her in 2011 for her work on exercise in persons with intellectual disabilities. In 2017 she was also recognised by the South African Academy of Arts and Culture as the recipient of the Albert Strating award for “Preventative Medicine” due to her work on the role of physical activity in the prevention of risk factors for non-communicable diseases. Hanlie presented invited lectures in South Africa, the United States of America, Australia, Poland, Switzerland, Croatia, Czech Republic, New Zealand and Mozambique. She has served as chair of the scientific committees for the first national Life Through Movement Conference in 2012, hosted by BASA, as well as the international Global Forum on Physical Education Pedagogy of 2014. She is currently on the scientific panel of the Foundation for Global Community Health (GCH) and the South African representative for the Federation Internationale d’Education Physique (FIEP). Within the African region, she serves on the steering committee of the African Physical Activity Network (AFPAN).
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