Division for Research Development
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

Meet the team

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​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Senior Director's Office​
Research Integrity & National Grants
Research Information & 
Stra​​​te​gy​
Research 
Contra​cts​

International & Early Career Research Grants  
Postgraduate 
Office​​

Postgraduate 
Student Funding​






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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
Reception & Administrative Assistant: Research Development 
Tel: 021 808 9972 

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


Research Integrity & National Grants


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Maléne Fouché
Director: 
Research Integrity & National Grants
Tel: 021 808 4622
​​ Nicola Barsdorf
Research Integrity Officer
Tel: 021 808 2670​​
​​​​​ 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 

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 ​Aden Williams
Research Ethics:
Helpdesk
Tel: 021 808 9185
Venita Januarie
Coordinator: National Grants
Tel: 021 808 9017​

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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

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 
 Esmari Huysamen
Administrative Officer: 
Research Outputs & Information
Tel: 021 808 4914
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 Jennifer De Beer 
Functional Systems Custodian 
Tel: 021 808 9444 
 Aasima Gaffoor
Coordinator: 
Research Communication & NRF Rating
Tel: 021 808 9004
​​​​ Whitney Prins​
Research Communication
Tel: 021 808 9971




Research Contracts




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Cornelia Malherbe
Director: Research Contracts
Tel: 021 808 3546
Ollof Esterhuizen
Legal Advisor
Tel: 021 808 9488
​​​​​   Mark Mulder
Senior Legal Advisor 
Tel: 021 808 2187​

  Shehaam Abdurahman
Assistant Legal Advisor 
Tel: 021 808 9538 ​​​​​​​​


 
 
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
Cristan Macleod
Postgraduate Skills Development
Tel: 021 808 3727
Postgraduate Student Funding​


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Nugent Lewis
Deputy Director: Postgraduate Office & Head​: Postgraduate Funding 
Tel: 021 808 2957
​​ Rozelle Petersen
Postgraduate Funding: National Research Foundation (NRF) 
Tel: 021 808 2907
 Rhodene ​​Am​os
Postgraduate Funding: Prestige and Private Bursaries 
Tel: 021 808 2908
Jongisizwe Ndle​be
Administrative Officer: Postgraduate Student Funding​ 
Tel: 021 808 4208