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Senior Lecturer in Science Studies, Stellenbosch University

Nelius Boshoff has a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Stellenbosch University, on the topic of knowledge utilisation in the South African wine industry. He also holds a Masters Degree (Cum Laude) in Research Psychology from the same university. Over the years he has worked extensively in the field of Science Studies, at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST), Stellenbosch University, where he is employed as a Senior Lecturer-Researcher. He participated in various large-scale projects in Science Studies using both quantitative and qualitative methodology and also contributed to a number of monitoring and evaluation studies. Examples are an investigation into the utilisation of research in South Africa, a study towards developing a monitoring and evaluation framework to benchmark the performance of women in the South African innovation system, bibliometric profiles of research at public sector universities, S&T profiles for selected African countries, and a statistical profile of Doctoral students in South Africa. Nelius is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles in national and international journals and more than 80 research reports and contributions to research reports. His professional interests include studies of (1) research utilisation and the societal impact of research, (2) R&D collaboration and (3) bibliometrics with a focus on Africa. He is the Academic Co-ordinator of the postgraduate programme in Science and Technology Studies that is offered by CREST.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Science Studies, Stellenbosch University


  • 2013 
    Stellenbosch University, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Senior Lecturer in Science Studies
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation