Prof Stephanie Burton

Prof Burton's portfolio includes:

  • Research and Innovation
  • Postgraduate studies
  • Library Services
  • International agreements

Contact details

Tel: +27 (0)12 420 2946
Fax: +27 (0)12 420 3696
Email: [email protected]

Prof Stephanie Burton was appointed as Vice-Principal responsible for Research and Postgraduate Education at the University of Pretoria in 2011. She was previously a senior lecturer in Biochemistry at Rhodes University and then a senior lecturer, associate professor and full professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town from 2001 to 2008 as well as Director of Postgraduate Studies at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, before joining the University of Pretoria.

She holds a BSc (Hons) and MSc degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Rhodesia, and a PhD in Biochemistry from Rhodes University.

Prof Burton holds a B-rating from the NRF and enjoys national and international recognition for her research. She has successfully supervised a large number of South African and international postgraduate students, and has managed several large and diverse research groupings and projects, often involving substantial budgets and international collaboration.

Professor Burton has published extensively in international journals and contributed to over 100 articles, book chapters and technical reports. She has presented over 180 papers at national and international conferences. She has also registered a number of patents.

She received the South African Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SASBMB) - Beckman Gold Medal for achievement and service in Biochemistry in 2010. She is a member of, among others, the Council of Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa. She has served on the Board of the National Research Foundation (NRF), as Chairperson of the NSTF Science, Engineering and Technological Societies and Allied Professions Group (NSTF-ProSET), Co-Chair of the NSTF and Vice-President of the Federation of African Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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