Staff & Associates


Below are the links to the biographies of the staff, students and associates of the Fitz. Because of the nature of the Institute and the people that constitute it, staff and students may be away for much of the time. While this has its advantages in terms of office space it can be frustrating, so, if you have difficulty reaching someone at the Fitz, please contact the Departmental Administrator.

Prof. Peter Ryan

Academic Staff
Dr Arjun Amar - Senior Lecturer
Prof. David Cumming  - Honorary Professor
Dr Susan Cunningham - Senior Lecturer
Dr Chima Nwaogu - Carnegie DEAL Junior Research Fellow
Prof. Claire Spottiswoode - Pasvolsky Chair of Conservation Biology
Dr Robert Thomson - Senior Lecturer

Honorary Research Associates
Prof. Phoebe Barnard
Dr Rita Covas
Prof. Graeme Cumming
Dr Tom Flower
Dr Wendy Foden
Dr David Grémillet
Dr Azwianewi Makhado
Dr Patrick O'Farrell
Assoc. Prof. Amanda Ridley
Dr Andrea Santangeli
Dr Colleen Seymour
Dr Rob Simmons
Dr Ross Wanless

Honorary Research Affiliates
Dr Diana Bolopo
Dr Alistair McInnes
Dr Megan Murgatroyd

Support Staff
Gonzalo Aguilar - Principal Technical Officer
Michael Brooks - Information Systems Specialist
Hilary Buchanan - Departmental Administrator
Janine Dunlop - Niven Librarian
Anthea Links -  Accounts Administrator

Centre of Excellence
Dr Susan Miller - CoE Manager

Postdoctoral Fellows
Dr Anthony Lowney
Dr Susan Miller
Dr Jessica van der Wal

Doctoral Students
Emmanuel Adekola
Timothy Khan Aikins
Christiaan Brink
Daniël Cloete
Robin Colyn
Christie Craig
Carla du Toit
Selena Flores
David Lloyd-Jones
Samantha McCarren
Kyle-Mark Middleton
Angela Moreras
Rebecca Muller
Benjamin Murphy
Carina Nebel
Olufemi Olubodun
Kailen Padayachee
Nick Pattinson
Vonica Perold
Stefan Schoombie
Miqkayla Stofberg
Kim Stevens

Masters Students
Temitope Rebecca Abisoye
Farisayi Dakwa
Monique du Plessis
Campbell Fleming
Nosipho Gumede
Carrie Hickman
Jess Lund
Kyle Maclean
Abigail Ramudzuli
Taylyn Risi
Sanjo Rose
Michelle Vrettos

Conservation Biology Masters Students 2021/2

Candice Denner
Jane Doherty
Nicki Du Plessis
Sara Forsberg
Ricardo Guta
Jo Hawker
Kyle Hinde
Sean Morar
Charles Mpofu
Kim Parker
Joseph Sekyanzi
Nomasonto Skosana
Kayla Webster
Emma Wright

Conservation Biology Masters Students 2020/1

Jessica Burnette
Hannah Edwards
Rowan Hickman
Varaika Jain
Tamar Kendon
Eliupendo Laltaika
Merlyn Nkomo
Jonathan Plaistowe
Imthiaz Sheik Abbass
Debbie Stanbridge
Tom Thacker
Gemma Walker
Debbie Walsh