Jennifer Fitchett

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, University of the Witwatersrand

My research is situated within the discipline biometeorology, exploring the impacts of climate change on both the natural environment and human populations. My published research can be grouped into three main themes: 1) long term climate and environmental change throughout the late Quaternary reconstructed from palaeoenvironmental proxy records, 2) contemporary climate change over recent decades and 3) the impact of these climatic changes on tourism. This research has involved the quantitative analysis of climate records and palaeoenvironmental proxies from Iran, Lesotho and South Africa, and has involved collaboration with researchers from Iran, the United Kingdom, Sweden and South Africa.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Senior lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand
  • 2017–2018
    Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand
  • 2016–2016
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of the Witwatersrand

Education

  • 2015 
    University of the Witwatersrand, PhD Geography
  • 2013 
    University of the Witwatersrand, MSc Geography
  • 2011 
    University of the Witwatersrand, BSc Honours Geography
  • 2010 
    University of Cape Town, BSc Environmental and Geographical Science, Ocean and Atmospheric Science