Division for Research Development
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Meet the team

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Therina Theron

Senior Director: Research & Innovation

Email

Tel: 021 808 4624


Estrelita Thomas

Admin Officer: Research Development

Email

Tel: 021 808 9184


Fadwha Patel

Admin officer: Early Career Researchers & Capacity Development

Email

Tel: 021 808 9325



Research Integrity & National Grants



​Maléne Fouché

Director: Research Integrity & National Grants

Email

Tel: 021 808 4622



​Winston Beukes

Coordinator: Research Ethics

(Animal Care & Use and Environmental and Biosafety)

Email

Tel: 021 808 9003

​Clarissa Graham

Coordinator: Research Ethics

(Human and Social Sciences)

Email

Tel: 021 808 9183



Natalie Harriman

Research Integrity Officer

Email

Tel: 021 808 2670

​Nugent Lewis

Coordinator: National Grants

Email

Tel: 021 808 9017



​Elize Du Plessis

Financial Administrator: DST/NRF SarCHi Chairs

Email

​Aden Williams

Admin officer:  Research Ethics

Email

Tel: 021 808 9185


International and Early Career Research Grants


​Riana Coetsee

Manager: International and Early Career Research Grants

Email

Tel: 021 808 2580



​Lizél Kleingbiel

Coordinator: International Funding

Email

Tel: 021 808 2105

​Izel Gordon-Rossouw

International Research Grants Official

Email

Tel: 021 808 4985



​Lee-Anne Seymour

Coordinator: Postdoctoral support

Email

Tel: 021 808 2909

​Corlia Richardson

Administrative assistant: Data management

Email

Tel: 021 808 9182


Research information & Strategy


​Maryke Hunter-Hüsselmann

Director: Research Information and Strategy

Email

Tel: 021 808 4623



​Daléne Pieterse

Manager: Research Information and Statistics

Email​

Tel: 021 808 3557

Felicia McDonald

Admin Office: Research Information

Email

Tel: 021 808 2581



​Xabiso Xesi

Research Information Officer

Email

Tel: 021 808 9444


​Nicole Walker

Research Information Officer

Email

Tel: 021 808 4914


​Aasima Gaffoor

Coodinator: NRF rating & Information management

Email

Tel: 021 808 9004


​Research Contracts


​Cornelia Malherbe

Director: Research Contracts

Email

Tel: 021 808 3546



​Mark Mulder

Senior Legal Advisor

Email

Tel: 021 808 2187

​Alweri Brand

Legal Advisor

Email

Tel: 021 808 9488




Cornelia Jacobs

Research Project Accountant

Email

Tel: 021 808 9018

​Gabriel Scheepers

Research Project Accountant

Email

Tel: 021 808 9368


​Marilyn Sikade

Coordinator: Research Contracts

Email

Tel: 021 808 3949

​Aslam Arnolds

Admin assistant: Research Contracts

Email

Tel: 021 808 9358

​Postgraduate Office


​Dorothy Stevens
Head: Postgraduate Office
Tel: 021 808 2932

​Lauren van Wyk

Postgraduate Office finance & admin support

Email

Tel: 021 808 9436 


​Cindi de Doncker 

Coordinator: Postgraduate Enrolment Support

Email

Tel: 021 808 2566

Josephine Dzama

Postgraduate Enrolment Support

Email

​Tel: 021 808 9156


​Alison Bucholz

Coordinator: Postgraduate Skills Development

Email

Tel: 021 808 4186

Jennali Leysens​

Postgraduate Skills Development Support

Email

Tel: 021 808 3727


Postgraduate Student Funding


Chantal Swartz

Deputy head: Postgraduate Office & Manager: Postgraduate Funding

Email

Tel: 021 808 2957



Rhodene Amos

Postgraduate Funding: Prestige and Private Bursaries 

Email

Tel: 021 808 2908

Melanie Johnson

Postgraduate Funding: Support and Private Bursaries based on financial need

Email

Tel: 021 808 3896



Salomé Cilliers

Postgraduate Funding Enquiries

Email

Tel: 021 808 4208

Rozelle Petersen

Postgraduate Funding: National Research Foundation (NRF)

Email

Tel: 021 808 2907