Director of PG Studies & Higher Education Studies PhD Co-ordinator, Rhodes University

I am the coordinator of a Higher Education Studies PhD programme in the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning at Rhodes University. This programme brings together academics from across the country and the continent more broadly to interrogate a spread of issues pertaining to higher education.

My research interests focus on the role of higher education in society, who gets access to the powerful knowledge in the academy and what constitutes 'powerful knowledge'. I also have a particular interest in doctoral education and postgraduate supervision. I am the project manager of a national supervision programme:


  • 2009–present
    Higher Education Studies Doctoral Coordinator, Rhodes University
  • 2007–2009
    Head of School: Adult and Higher Education Studies, UKZN
  • 1994–2007
    Director: Centre for Higher Education Development, DUT

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Higher Education Studies PhD Co-ordinator
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation