I am Emeritus Professor at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town and Research Director for GetSmarter, which provides online courses for working professionals in partnership with leading universities. I am an Advisor on Learning Analytics and College data diagnostics for Jisc, the United Kingdom’s information technology service for higher and further education. I am qualified in Alternative Dispute Resolution and provide advice and services for organisations undergoing change.
I was Vice-Chancellor (President) of the University of Salford, Manchester, from 2009 until the end of 2014. Before I joined Salford, I was Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town (from 2002-2008) and the inaugural Dean of Higher Education Development at UCT (from 1999-2002). I am a Life Fellow at the University of Cape Town, a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa, a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts.
Initially a Historical Archaeologist researching colonialism, heritage and representations of the past, I have expanded my work into education, social and economic transformation and digital futures. Full details of my publications across these and associated areas are available here.