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Heads of academic departments

Department

Name

Role

Period

Academic Development Programme

A/Prof Ermien van Pletzen

HoD

Permanent

Accounting, College of

A/Prof Goolam Modack

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2021

African & Gender Studies,
Anthropology & Linguistics, School of

Professor Andrea Deumert

Acting HoD

01.02.2017 – 31.12.2017

Anaesthesia

Prof Justus Ludolph Christiaan Swanvelder

HoD

Permanent

Archaeology

A/Prof Simon Hall

HoD

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2019

Archaeology

A/Prof Rebecca Ackermann

Acting HoD

01.04.2017 – 15.08.2017

Archaeology

A/Prof Shadreck Chirikure

Acting HoD

16.08.2017 – 31.12.2017

Architecture, Planning & Geomatics, School of

Prof Toma Berlanda

HoD

01.03.2015 - 28.02.2020

Astronomy

Prof Patrick Woudt

HoD

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2019

Biological Sciences

A/Prof Muthama Muasya

HoD

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2020

Chemical Engineering

Prof Eric Wilhelmus J van Steen

HoD

01.06.2015 - 31.05.2020

Chemistry

Prof Susan Ann Bourne

HoD & Deputy Dean

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2021

Chemistry

Prof Timothy Egan

Acting HoD

01.04.2017 – 31.12.2017

Chemistry

A/Prof Neil Ravenscroft

Acting HoD

01.08.2017 – 31.12.2017

Civil Engineering

Prof Neil Armitage

HoD

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2017

Commercial Law

Prof Caroline Ncube

HoD

01.04.2014 - 31.03.2017

Computer Science

A/Prof Hussein Suleman

HoD

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2020

Construction Economics & Management

A/Prof Kathy Michell

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2021

Drama

A/Prof Geoffrey Hyland

HoD

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2018

Economics, School of

Prof Lawrence Edwards

HoD

01.03.2016 - 28.02.2018

Education, School of

A/Prof Catherine Kell

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019

Electrical Engineering

Prof Edward Boje

HoD

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2019

English Language & Literature

A/Prof Jane Bennett

Acting HoD

01.01.2017 - 30.06.2017

Environmental & Geographical Science

Prof Michael Edward Meadows

HoD

01.01.2014 - 31.12.2018

Film & Media Studies, Centre for

Prof Herman Wasserman

HoD

01.05.2015 - 31.12.2017

Finance & Tax

A/Prof Ryan Kruger

HoD

01.07.2016 - 30.04.2018

Fine Art, Michaelis School of

A/Prof Berni Searle

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019

Geological Sciences

Prof Christopher Harris

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2020

Geological Sciences

Prof Steve Richardson

Acting HoD

01.01.2017 – 31.12.2017

Graduate School of Business

A/Prof Mills Soko

HoD

01.01.2017 – 31.12.2021

Graduate School of Development Policy & Practice

Prof Alan Hirsch

HoD

Permanent

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

Prof Seyi Ladele Amosun

Acting HoD

01.01.2017 – 31.03.2017

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

A/Prof Lebogang Ramma

HoD

01.04.2017 – 31.03.2019

Health Sciences: Education Development Unit

Prof Harsha Kathard

Interim HoD

01.07.2015 - 31.07.2018

Historical Studies

A/Prof Lance van Sittert

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017

Human Biology

Prof Malcolm Collins

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019

Information Systems

A/Prof Kevin Johnston

HoD

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2017

Integrative Biomedical Sciences

Prof Ed Sturrock

HoD

01.06.2015 - 31.05.2018

Languages & Literatures, School of

Prof David Wardle

Interim HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.06.2017

Library & Information Studies Centre, Libraries: (LISC)

Associate Professor Jayarani Raju

HoD

Permanent

Management Studies, School of

Prof Anton Schlechter

HoD

01.10.2015 - 31.12.2017

Mathematics & Applied Mathematics

Prof Peter Dunsby

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019

Mechanical Engineering

Prof Robert Knutsen

HoD

01.04.2013 - 31.03.2018

Medicine

Prof Ntobeko Ntusi

HoD

Permanent

Molecular & Cell Biology

Prof Janet Hapgood

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2021

Music, South African College of

Prof Rebekka Sandmeier

HoD

01.01.2014 - 28.02.2017

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Prof Lynette Ann Denny

HoD

Permanent

Oceanography

A/Prof Isabelle Ansorge

HoD

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2020

Paediatrics & Child Health

Prof Heather Joy Zar

HoD

01.09.2015 - 31.08.2017

Philosophy

Prof David Benatar

HoD

01.07.2013 - 30.06.2018

Physics

Prof Andy Buffler

HoD

01.07.2012 – 31.12.2021

Political Studies

Prof Robert Cameron

Acting HoD

01.01.2017 – 31.06.2017

Political Studies

A/Prof John Akokpari

HoD

01.07.2017 – 30 .06.2020

Private Law

Prof Helen Scott

HoD

01.07.2014 - 30.06.2019

Psychiatry & Mental Health

Prof Dan Joseph Stein

HoD

Permanent

Psychology

A/Prof Catherine Ward

HoD

01.01.2015 - 31.12.2017

Public Health & Family Medicine

Prof Landon Myer

HoD

01.07.2017 - 30.06.2022

Public Law

Prof Elrena Van der Spuy

HoD

01.01.2047 – 31.12.2017

Radiation Medicine

Prof Steve Beningfield

HoD

01.10.2015 - 30.09.2018

Religious Studies

A/Prof Sa'diyya Shaikh

HoD

01.07.2015 - 31.12.2018

Religious Studies

Dr Andrea Brigaglia

Acting HoD

01.08.2016 - 31.07.2017

Social Development

A/Prof Viviene Taylor

HoD

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2017

Sociology

Prof Aristides Sitas

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017

Statistical Sciences

A/Prof Francesca Little

HoD

01.03.2013 - 31.12.2017

Surgery

Prof Graham Fieggen

HoD

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2021

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