Posted on December 08, 2010
Prof Burton will join the University on 1 April 2011 and will initially work with the outgoing incumbent in the position, Prof Robin Crewe. During this time, her post title will be that of Vice-Principal.
Prof Burton is currently Director: Postgraduate Studies at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). During her academic career, she has had wide academic exposure at several universities, both national and international and has supervised a large number of South African and international postgraduate students. Prof Burton’s research is based in the fields of organic chemistry and biochemistry.
Prof Burton holds a B-rating from the NRF and enjoys national and international recognition for her research. Prof Burton has successfully managed several large and diverse research groupings and projects, often involving substantial budgets and international collaboration. She furthermore has an excellent record of fundraising for her research group, having successfully generated more than R25 million in research funding, of which approximately R16 million was obtained from agencies other than the NRF.
The University looks forward to welcoming Prof Burton as a member of its Executive. The skills and insights gained from her research career, management and fundraising experience will undoubtedly add value to the University and the Executive Management team.
Prof CM de la Rey
Vice-Chancellor and Principal
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