Prof Chitiga-Mabugu is the Director of the School of Public Management and Administration since 1st September 2014. Prof Chitiga-Mabugu obtained her PhD in Economics at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden with the research focus on the economy-wide impacts of public policies on income distribution. Her research interests are in tracing and analysing the effects of government policies and shocks on households, and on the broader economy. She has applied various modelling approaches to answering questions on environmental policies, trade policies and various socioeconomic policies, amongst others. She has published both locally and internationally.