Twenty two new ratings

31 January 2007 | Story by Daniella Pollock

Twenty two more UCT researchers have received ratings, for the first time, from the National Research Foundation in the most recent round of ratings.

These rated researchers are Prof Raymond Abratt (radiation medicine), Prof Tom Bennett (public law), Prof Haroon Bhorat (economics), Assoc Prof Chris Breen (education), Irwin Brown (information systems), Dr Aninda Chakraborty (chemical engineering), Dr Marc Combrinck (medicine), Aqiel Dalvie (public health and family medicine), Dr Collet Dandara (clinical laboratory sciences), Dr Frank Eckardt (environmental and geographical sciences), Dr Lawrence Edwards (economics), Dr Julia Goedecke (human biology), Dr Vandana Govan (clinical laboratory sciences), Prof Renkuan Guo (statistical sciences), Dr Muazzam Jacobs (clinical laboratory sciences), Dr Alison Joubert (statistical sciences), Prof Iain Low (architecture, geomatics and planning), Prof David Schalkwyk (English language and literature), Prof Trevor Sewell (electron microscope unit), Dr Tony Verboom (botany), Dr Ingrid Woolard (economics) and Assoc Prof Heather Zar (child and adolescent health).

"I am delighted about the number and quality of our first-time applications," said Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof Cheryl De la Rey. "Taking into consideration the number of retirees, there is still a net growth of NRF-rated researchers at UCT and many of these are young scholars.

"Another significant factor is that the applications are from across all the faculties. This augurs well for the future of scholarship at UCT."

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