• Centre for Research on Higher Education and Development
    International academics present Higher Education Research Seminar
    Prof Richard Tabulawa (University of Botswana) and Dr Tristan McCowan (UCL Institute of Education, UK) presented an engaging seminar in the Botswana policy context.
    Read more
  • Centre for Research on Higher Education and Development
    Professor Ann-Marie Bathmaker (University of Birmingham) presents seminar at CRHED
    Prof Bathmaker presented an engaging seminar entitled ‘Pathways to social mobility – investing in the future? Moving through HE and into employment’.
    Read more
  • Centre for Research on Higher Education and Development
    ESRC-DfID ‘Miratho’ Project off to an exciting start
    The Miratho Project team spent three weeks working together in March 2017, including two weeks of fieldwork in rural areas across South Africa.
    Read more
  • Centre for Research on Higher Education and Development
    Enabling Success Project celebration and book launch
    Students participating in Prof Merridy Wilson-Strydom’s NRF Thuthuka-funded project were excited to launch their book entitled ‘In Our Own Words’ on 18 March 2017.
    Read more
  • Centre for Research on Higher Education and Development
    CRHED staff publish two new books
    Two new books edited/written by CRHED staff and published by Palgrave MacMillan came out in early 2017.
    Read more
  • Centre for Research on Higher Education and Development
    Women in Sciences and Technology
    Dr Mikateko Höppener hosted a science communication and engagement workshop sponsored by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf).

Professor Melanie Walker

Prof Walker
 Professor Melanie Walker

Professor Melanie Walker is a graduate of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Cape Town, where she completed her PhD after teaching at disadvantaged secondary schools for a number of years. She joined the University of the Free State in February 2012 as Senior Research Professor in Higher Education and Human Development. In 2013 she was appointed as NRF Chair in Higher Education and Human Development. She is an Al-rated NRF researcher.

Before joining the UFS, she was Professor of Higher Education at the University of Nottingham in the UK where she was Director of the PhD in Higher Education, Director of Postgraduate Students, and a Director of Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences. She retains her link to Nottingham as an Honorary Professor. Professor Walker is also Vice-President of the Human Development and Capability Association (2014-2017) and a fellow of ASSAF. She has delivered numerous international keynotes and seminars, written more than 140 book chapters and refereed journal articles, and authored or edited 13 books, including two highly regarded volumes on doctoral education. Her two most recent books focus on higher education and human development, as well as educating ‘public-good professionals.

Her extensive editorial experience has included editing roles on Teaching in Higher Education, Educational Action Research, and the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. In addition, she currently holds editorial board memberships on the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Journal of Professional Development, and Power and Education, undertakes refereeing for a number of international journals and book publishers, and referees proposals for various research councils.


Click here to review Melanie Walker's selected Publications

Share this page
essence_eng
© 2000 - UFS, Bloemfontein Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Access to Information Developed by ICT Services