Professor Harsha Kathard

At the beginning of May 2022, Council approved the appointment of Professor Harsha Kathard as Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning.

Professor Kathard is a Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Research Director of the Inclusive Practices Africa Research Unit. She is a C2-rated scientist who has published over 60 research papers and has extensive experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Professor Kathard has previously served as Head of the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Department at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and as Chair of the Education Committee of the Health Professionals Council of South Africa.