I was trained as a low-temperature geochemist and my general area of interest is the geochemistry of marine sediments with a focus on the origin of authigenic minerals such as francolite (phosphorite rock), dolomite, and glauconite during the early diagenesis of organic-rich sediments.
Originally from Zimbabwe, Associate Professor Neil Armitage is a graduate of the Universities of Natal, Cape Town and Stellenbosch (all in South Africa). He has more than 25 years experience, both as a consultant and an academic, in a wide range of water-related work including; urban water supply, sanitation, urban drainage, river modelling, water and wastewater treatment, hydrology and coastal engineering.
Les Underhill is Professor of Avian Demography. He was appointed to the Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Cape Town in 1972 as a Lecturer, and received ad hominem promotion to Professor in 1992, after having been Senior Lecturer (1976-1982) and Associate Professor (1982-1992).
Alexander Paterson, BSocSci LLB LLM (Environmental Law) Cape Town Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, joined the Institute of Marine and Environmental Law in 2004. Currently an Associate Professor, he teaches environmental law at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Jay Pather is Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town and Artistic Director of Siwela Sonke. A Fulbright Scholar, he read for an MA in Dance Theatre at New York University and since then Pather's work has traveled widely extending across discipline, site and culture.