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24 May 2021

Rare honours and international recognition for UCT research managers

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

UCT staff members Natalie Le Roux (senior research manager in the Research Office) and Sidney Engelbrecht (manager: Research Ethics and Compliance in the Faculty of Health Sciences) both obtained Research Management Professional (RMP) status. The two received this honour during the first opportunity afforded to Africa’s research managers to receive this recognition.

Originally from Cape Town, Le Roux studied research psychology at the University of the Western Cape, University of Zululand and Leiden University. Her career started as a researcher in educational assessment at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). Prior to joining UCT, she worked at the Cape Town and Pretoria offices of the HSRC, and in the University of the Free State’s (UFS) research office. She is a registered research psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and applauds UCT for the resources it has available to support research.   

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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