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Mission StatementHome / Level upIntro to Geography
 

 
Kate Rowntree

MSc (Bristol), PhD (Strathclyde)

  room 26

Professor

Geography 1 Coordinator

Head of Department

Director of the Catchment Research Group

Prof Kate Rowntree

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Primary Research

fluvial geomorphology for river management, catchment processes, soil erosion and land degradation, integrated catchment management

Lecture coverage

earth surface systems, hydrology and water resource management, fluvial geomoprhology,  African environments

Secondary Research

 

 

 
  Roddy Fox

BA (Strathclyde), PhD (Strathclyde), PGDipHE&T (Rhodes)

  room 30

Professor

Honours Coordinator

Prof Roddy Fox

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Primary Research

geography of development in Africa with particular reference to urban, rural and political dimensions, geography education

Lecture Coverage

introduction to global development; rural settlements and land use; people in the environment; urban and regional development

Secondary Research

elections demographics and historical geography

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Gillian McGregor

BA (Hons) (Rhodes), MSc (Rhodes)

  room 41

Lecturer

GOG 3 Coordinator

Staff-Student Liaison

Gillian McGregor

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Primary Research

fluvial geomorphology, impact of impoundments on river systems, developing methods for water resource management through GIS

Lecture Coverage

eco-system processes, soils and land use, geographical information systems

Secondary Research

as adjuncts to field observation rock climbing, diving, hiking, underwater hockey

Courses - Ms G K McGregor

Publications - Ms G K McGregor

 
   


 
Leanne du Preez

BSc (Hons) (Pretoria)

  room 29

Lecturer

GOG2 Coordinator

Leanne du Preez

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Primary Research

fluvial geomorphology

Lecture Coverage

soil science, questionnaire design

Secondary Research

theoretical geomorphology, river management

 

Courses - Ms G K McGregor

Publications - Ms G K McGregor

 
   


 
Gijsbert Hoogendoorn

B.A. (UFS), B.A. Hons (UFS), M.A. (UFS)

  room 25

Lecturer

GOG2 Coordinator

Gijsbert Hoogendoorn

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Primary Research

second homes tourism, post-productivist countrysides

Lecture Coverage

human geography, urban geography, urban morphological change, global and South African cities

Secondary Research

social inequality, urban renewal, gentrification, neighbourhood studies

 
   


 
Etienne Nel

BA (Hons), HDE (Rhodes), MA (Wits), PhD (Rhodes)

  extended leave of absence
Professor
Prof Etienne Nel

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Primary Research

local economic development, regional, rural and urban development issues

Lecture Coverage

urban and economic geography, development studies

Secondary Research

job creation and poverty alleviation strategies

Courses - Prof E L Nel

 
   


 
Glyn Armstrong

MCIWEM (dip), FWISA, OStJ

  room 44

Principal Technical Officer

Practical Coordinator

Glyn Armstrong

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Departmental Functions

practical coordinator, laboratory support, equipment acquisition and management, general dept administrator, HESA regional buying consortium

Study Interests

sedimentology, water chemistry

General Interests

St John Executive Vice-Chairperson, reading, if its a craft, trade union representative (NTESU (Rhodes)), Trustee of Rhodes University Medical Scheme (chairperson), Church Warden - Christ Church (GTN)

 


 
John Landman

BJourn, B Fine Arts, MFineArts (Rhodes)

  room 44
Senior Technical Officer
John Landman

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Departmental Functions

computing support, map library, data bank management, software control and development, department liaison contact

Study Interests

information graphics, symbols in society, design and document editing

General Interests

fine arts, counter-cultural literature, software development, hydroponics, trade union representative (NTESU (Rhodes)), NTESU (NEC), Chairperson ETDP SETA ETDQA Perm Comm and Levy Chamber Representative (2001-), Member of the HEQC Board 2001-2005, Trustee of Rhodes University Medical Scheme, group W bench

 


 
Sherrelle Swaartbooi  
  room 27
Secretary
Sherrelle Swaartbooi

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Departmental Functions

general assistant to the Head of Department, general secretarial and some clerical input, initial fielding and redirection of student queries

Study Interests

HR management, public relations and in communications

  General Interests

reading, spirituality, youth work involving the under-privileged, music, cooking, socialising with friends and family

 


 
Guy Toto  
  room 44

Senior Laboratory Assistant

Map Library Attendant

Guy Toto

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Departmental Functions

general in the department, assist with laboratory equipment preparation and storage, service the needs of map and journal library lenders, assist with the organisation and storage of map stock and journal holdings

Study Interests

biblical studies

General Interests

lay preacher, garden enthusiast, cricket, rugby, boxing and racing enthusiast

   

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