Dr. Heila Lotz-Sisitka

Case Studies Lead & Steering Council, Rhodes University
Heila Lotz-Sisitka Leads the MECCE Project’s Case Studies Axis, participates on the project’s Steering Council, and leads the MECCE Project’s Case Studies Working Group. She started her professional life as a Grade 1 teacher. She now holds a Tier 1 South African National Research Foundation/Department of Science and Technology Chair in Global Change and Social Learning Systems and is a Distinguished Research Professor at Rhodes University. Her Chair is based in the Environmental Learning Research Centre at Rhodes University, South Africa, which she directed for 15 years (2000-2015). The current focus of the Chair’s research is transformative social learning and green skills learning pathways in areas of biodiversity, the water food nexus, climate change, social and environmental justice, and just sustainability transitions.