Associate Professor Nicola Wearne is Head of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is currently the secretary of the South African Nephrology Society, a member of the African Nephrology Society executive committee (Chair of the teaching and education committee as well as and President of Women in Nephrology -Africa.
She is head of both the HIV kidney service and peritoneal dialysis service in the division. She is currently completing her PhD which is related to HIV and kidney disease. She has published widely in this area. Nicci has a strong passion for kidney supportive and palliative care programmes in South Africa and was involved in the production of guidelines on this topic for South Africa.
She is actively involved with the International Society of Nephrology and is responsible for managing the fellowship programme in the division.