Prof Heleen van Aswegen is a physiotherapist and lecturer at the University of Witwatersrand. Prof van Aswegen qualified as a physiotherapist in 1992 at the University of the Free State. She obtained an MSc in physiotherapy from the University of the Free State in 1997. Prof van Aswegen obtained her PhD from the University of Witwatersrand in 2008 for her thesis titled “The Effect of Penetrating Trunk Trauma on the Recovery of Adult Survivors”. Prof van Aswegen has been a lecturer in the physiotherapy department at the University of Witwatersrand since 2002. In addition to numerous publications and editing a textbook, Prof van Aswegen is a C2 NRF rated scientist.