Division for Research Development
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Meet the team

Senior Director's Office

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Therina Theron
Senior Director: 
Research & Innovation
Tel: 021 808 4624
​​ Estrelita Thomas
Senior Admin Officer: 
Research Development
Tel: 021 808 9184
​​​​​ Roger Groenewald
Administrative Assistant: 
Research Development & Reception
Tel: 021 808 9972

​​​​​​​​ Fadwha Patel
Administrative Officer: Early Career Researchers & Capacity Development  
Tel: 021 808 9325 

Research Integrity & National Grants





Maléne Fouché
Director: 
Research Integrity & National Grants
Tel: 021 808 4622
​​ Winston Beukes
Coordinator: Research Ethics (Animal Care & Environmental & Biosafety)
Tel: 021 808 9003
​​​​​ Clarissa Graham
Coordinator: Research Ethics
(Human & Social Sciences)
Tel: 021 808 9183
​​​​​​​​ Aden Williams
Research Ethics:
Helpdesk
Tel: 021 808 9185



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​​​​ Shannon Brooks
Administrative Officer​: Research Committees & National Grants
Tel: 021 808 4480

 Elize Du Plessis
Financial Administrator: DST/NRF Research Chairs

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Research Information & Strategy


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Maryke Hunter-Husselmann
Director: 
Research Information & Strategy
Tel: 021 808 4623
​​ Daléne Pieterse
Manager: 
Research Information & Statistics 
Tel: 021 808 3557
​​​​​ Felicia Mc Donald
Administrative Officer: 
Research Information
Tel: 021 808 2581
​​​​​​​​ Xabiso Xesi
Research Information 
Officer
Tel: 021 808 9444
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Aasima Gaffoor
Coordinator: 
Research Communication & NRF Rating
Tel: 021 808 9004
​​​​ Whitney Prins
Intern: 
Research Communication
Tel: 021 808 9971

Research Contracts




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Cornelia Malherbe
Director: Research Contracts
Tel: 021 808 3546
​​ Mark Mulder
Senior Legal Advisor 
Tel: 021 808 2187
​​​​​ Ollof Esterhuizen
Legal Advisor
Tel: 021 808 9488
​​​​​​​​ Shehaam Abdurahman
Assistant Legal Advisor
Tel: 021 808 9538
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Suzette Els
Project Accountant
Tel: 021 808 9963
​​​​ Landiwe Daka
Project Accountant
Tel: 021 808 9963
​​​​​ Audrey Erasmus
Full Cost Accountant
Tel: 021 808 9018
Chantal Hugo
Full Cost Accountant
Tel: 021 808 9368
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​​​​​​​Marilyn Sikade 
Coordinator: Research Contracts
Tel: 021 808 9349

Aslam Arnolds 
Administrative Officer: Research Contracts
Tel: 021 808 9358

Corlia Richardson 
Administrative Assistant : Data Management
Tel: 021 808 9182

International & Early Career Research Grants 

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Riana Coetsee
Manager: International & Early Career Research Grants
Tel: 021 808 2580
​​ Lizél Kleingbiel
Coordinator:
International Funding
Tel: 021 808 2015
​​​​​ Natasha Mothapo
Head: 
Postdoctoral Research Support
Tel: 021 808 3907
​​​​​​​​ Lee-Anne Seymour
Coordinator:
National Postdoctoral Fellows
Tel: 021 808 2909
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Izel Rossouw
Coordinator: International Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Grants
Tel: 021 808 4985
​​​​ Dominique Meyer
Administrative Assistant: Travel, Training and Conferences 
T el: 021 808 9566

​Postgraduate Office​



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Dorothy Stevens
Director: 
Postgraduate Office
Tel: 021 808 2932
​​ Lauren February
Finance & 
Administrative Officer
Tel: 021 808 9436
​​​​​ Cindi de Doncker
Senior Advisor and Coordinator: Postgraduate Enrolment Support
Tel: 021 808 2566
 Josephine Dzama
Postgraduate 
Enrolment Support
Tel: 021 808 9156
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Alison Bucholz
Head: 
Postgraduate Skills Development
Tel: 021 808 4186
Jennali Leysens
Postgraduate Skills Development

Postgraduate Student Funding​



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Nugent Lewis
Deputy head: Postgraduate Office & Manager: Postgraduate Funding
Tel: 021 808 2957
​​ Rozelle Petersen
Postgraduate Funding: National Research Foundation (NRF)
Tel: 021 808 2907
​​​​​ Melanie Johnson
Support & Private Bursaries based on financial need
Tel: 021 808 3896
 Rhodene Amos
Postgraduate Funding: Prestige and Private Bursaries 
Tel: 021 808 2908