Retired academic, research associate and consultant in Environmental Assessment, University of Cape Town

Socially responsive professional development, research and teaching are central to my career in Environmental Assessment (EA) and management. The purpose of my academic endeavours is to enhance knowledge of and moral commitment to social justice and environmental sustainability. While some scholars/practitioners consider EA as an essentially scientific endeavour, I emphasise the role of well-founded knowledge to aid ethical judgment. I strive to uphold the ideal that decisions should be made collaboratively, informed by reasoned answers to the question: Does the action “promote or hinder the welfare of the people and other life forms affected”? This is the vision that underpins my career, including my activities in policy development, extra-mural teaching and research, professional quality assurance, and environmental and social activism.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Environmental Assessment, University of Cape Town

Education

  • 2004 
    University of Cape Town, PhD in Science