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
I am currently Emeritus Professor at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town and Digital Advisor for Henley Business School Africa, which is leading the development of online learning in the field of healthcare management. I am an Advisor on Learning and Wellbeing Analytics 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.