Roger Deane is a Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria. He completed his doctorate in 2012 at the University of Oxford and returned home to carry out postdoctoral research at Rhodes University and the University of Cape Town. In 2018 he moved to the University of Pretoria where he established the Radio Astronomy Research Group. In late 2020, he took up the DSI/NRF SKA Chair in Radio Astronomy at the University of the Witwatersrand, where he serves as Director of the Wits Centre for Astrophysics. His research interests cover a broad range of energy and spatial scales, from diffuse neutral hydrogen in distant galaxies to the inner accretion disks of supermassive black holes, using the power of next-generation radio telescopes such as South Africa’s MeerKAT radio telescope, a precursor to the Square Kilometre Array, and Very Long Baseline Interferometers, like the Event Horizon Telescope.