Gina Wisker  is Head of the University of Brighton’s Centre for Learning & Teaching, Professor of Higher Education & Contemporary Literature. She  teaches and researches in learning, teaching, postgraduate study and supervision. Her publications include The Postgraduate Research Handbook (2001, 2008) The Good Supervisor (2005, 2012,),The Undergraduate Research Handbook (2007, 2018) and Getting Published (2015). Gina has supervised over 30 PhDs to completion and examined  38 in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India. She is a visiting professor/ fellow at the University of the Free State and the University of Johannesburg, South Africa and at the university of Southern Queensland, Australia. Gina provides consultancy in these and other universities in South Africa, Africa and Australasia, and historically in the West Indies and runs postgraduate supervision and academic writing for doctoral completion and  for publication for academic staff and postgraduates worldwide including  the UK where she is also an Oxford Centre for staff and learning  development consultant, and a  member of the Institute for Continuing Education at the University of Cambridge. For several years Gina contributed as a guest to the state of the art postgraduate supervision course at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.
Gina teaches  researches and publishes  Twentieth-century women's writing, postcolonial, Gothic & popular fictions: Key Concepts in Postcolonial Writing (2007) Horror (2005), Margaret Atwood, an Introduction to Critical Views of Her Fiction (2012) Contemporary Women’s Gothic Fiction (2016). Gina chaired the Heads of Education Development Group, and SEDA Scholarship &Research committee, was chair of the Contemporary Women’s Writing association and edits the SEDA journal  Innovations in Education and Teaching International, and dark fantasy online journal Dissections and poetry magazine Spokes. Gina is an HEA Principal Fellow, National Teaching Fellow,  Senior Fellow of SEDA, Fellow of the English  Association and of the Royal Society of Arts.

 

Dr Chrissie Boughey is Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic & Student Affairs at Rhodes University and has worked in Teaching and Learning in South Africa for more than 25 years, first at the University of the Western Cape, then at the University of Zululand and finally at Rhodes University.  She was appointed as Director of the Academic Development Centre at Rhodes University in 1999.  Under her leadership, the Centre later became the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning with full academic status.  The Centre offers a programme leading to the Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education and also houses a large Doctoral Studies in Higher Education Programme. Dr Boughey took up the position of Dean Teaching and Learning at Rhodes University in 2008 and became responsible for providing strategic direction in respect of teaching and learning at institutional level.  In mid-2014, she was invited to act as Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic & Student Affairs and was confirmed in this position at the end of 2015. Her early research interests lay in the development of academic literacy and involved some seminal work on the infusion of literacy development into the mainstream curriculum.   Much of this work took place at the University of Zululand.  More recently, she has drawn on critical and social realism to explore teaching and learning more generally. This work has included a large piece of research commissioned by the Council on Higher Education that used data from the first round of institutional audits to explore the impact of quality assurance on teaching and learning.  A later grant from the National Research Foundation allowed the findings from this commissioned research to be explored more thoroughly in a large project on Social Inclusion in Higher Education.  In spite of her move into a leadership position at Rhodes University, Dr Boughey continues to research and supervise at doctoral level. 

Wits Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic - Professor Andrew Crouch took leadership of the overall academic portfolio on 1 May 2013. He is responsible for teaching and learning, throughput, e-learning, strategic and academic planning. As such, the five Executive Deans report to him.

He joined Wits in 2009 as the Dean of the Faculty of Science, having served as the associate dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Stellenbosch (US) since 2006. His history with the US began when he joined the institution as a Professor of Chemistry in April 1999. He has extensive teaching experience in Chemistry at all levels, having taught at the Peninsula Technikon, the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and various universities abroad. He established a Centre for Electrochemistry at UWC with industry support.

Crouch holds a BSc (Chemistry and Biochemistry) a BSc Honours (Chemistry) from the University of the Western Cape and   a PhD in Chemistry from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

He has more than 30 years  research experience in  environmental electrochemistry and its applications, being the author/co-author of more than  100 research papers and conference proceedings and one patent in the area of electrochemistry. He supervised/co-supervised 14 PhD’s and 23 Masters students to completion.

He was also awarded the Ernst Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Fellowship and Gold Medal (1998) from the Anglo American Chairman’s Fund. He was also honoured with the Electrochemistry Excellence Award for Teaching and Research (2013) from the International Society for Electrochemistry.

 

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