I am an Associate Professor of Decision Science and Research Methods and director of postgraduate student research at the Wits Business School. I qualified originally as an electrical engineer and spent the first half of my career in the mining industry before joining Wits in 2002.
My principal teaching areas are decision science, business statistics and quantitative research methods, while my research interests include academic and business research ethics, and the impact of research on sustainability. I also act as a reviewer for various local and international journals. I am concerned about increasing alienation and polarisation of attitudes evident on the Wits campus.
I think that ASAWU has a unique role to play in encouraging and bringing about meaningful engagement among members of the academic staff, and between academic staff and other stakeholder groups. As an avid proponent of accountability, I think that there needs to be greater transparency of decision making and broader stakeholder participation in the management of the University. I also consider that the University’s transformation agenda should prioritise the challenges faced by academic staff with disabilities.