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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

Ass. Prof. Frank Eckardt

Associate Professor

Head of Department

Prof. Bruce Hewitson

Professor
NRF Chair for Climate Change
Head of the Climate Systems Analysis Group

Prof. Mark New

Professor

Prof. Maano Ramutsindela

Professor

Prof. Rachel Wynberg

Professor
DST/NRF Bio-economy Research Chair

 Prof. Sophie Oldfied

Professor

Ass. Prof. Merle Sowman

Associate Professor

 

Dr Philile Mbatha

Lecturer

Ass. Prof. Gina Ziervogel

Associate Professor

Dr Johanna von Holdt

Lecturer

Ass. Prof. Babatunde J. Abiodun

Associate Professor

Ass. Prof. Pippin Anderson

Associate Professor / Postgraduate coordinator

Dr. Kevin Winter

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Shari Daya

Senior Lecturer

Ass. Prof. Zarina Patel

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Jane Battersby

Senior Lecturer

 

 

Administrative Staff

Mrs. Sharon Adams

Administrative Officer

Mrs. Tanya Basadien

Senior Secretary

 

Support Staff

Mr. Sayed Hess

Technical Officer

Mr. Chris Jack

IT Systems Administrator

 

Research Associates

Dr. David Fig

Dr. Bruce Frayne

 

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Brain Chase

 

Emeritus & Honorary Professors

Prof. Richard Fuggle

Emeritus Professor