Staff and Students

The department is composed of 16 full-time academic staff members and 6 administrative and support staff members. In addition, there are a number of research and postdoctoral fellows as well as visiting academics. A number of the staff members employed by the research units also contribute to teaching and supervision of students.

The department also has a large and diverse postgraduate student population. The number of postgraduate students currently stands at over 100. This is made up of honours, masters and doctoral students.

Academic Staff

Prof. Michael Meadows

Head of Department

 Prof. Bruce Hewitson Professor
NRF Chair for Climate Change
Head of the Climate Systems Analysis Group
Prof. Sue Panell Professor
Prof. Maano Ramutsindela Professor
Ass. Prof. Sophie Oldfied Associate Professor
Ass. Prof. Merle Sowman Associate Professor
Ass. Prof. Rachel Wynberg Associate Professor
DST/NRF Bio-economy Research Chair
Ass. Prof. Gina Ziervogel Associate Professor
Dr. Frank Eckardt Senior Lecturer
Dr. Babatunde J. Abiodun Senior Lecturer
Dr. Richard Hill Senior Lecturer
Dr. Pippin Anderson Senior Lecturer / Postgraduate coordinator
Dr. Kevin Winter Senior Lecturer
Dr. Shari Daya Senior Lecturer
Dr. Zarina Patel Senior Lecturer
Dr. Jane Battersby-Lennard Lecturer

Administrative Staff

Mrs. Sharon Adams Administrative Officer
Ms. Tanya Basadien Senior Secretary

Support Staff

Mr. Tony George Library Assistant
Mr. Sayed Hess Technical Officer
Mr. Chris Jack IT Systems Administrator
Mrs. Shaada Reddy Librarian

Research Associates

Dr. David Fig
Dr. Bruce Frayne

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Brian Chase
Dr. Mark Tadross

Emeritus & Honorary Professors

Dr. Neil Dewar Emeritus Lecturer
Prof. Richard Fuggle Emeritus Professor