Prof José Frantz
Prof. José Frantz is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in South Africa. In her role as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, she is responsible for the strategic vision of research and innovation. Prior to occupying this position, she was the Dean of the Faculty of Community and Health Science at UWC (2013–2017). Her strategic interests include the promotion and advancement of research for impact through knowledge exchange and capacity-building in health professions education, as well as faculty development.
Prof. Frantz has secured research funding nationally and internationally to continue research and develop capacity in the field of health professions education, and to develop emerging researchers. Her commitment to human capacity development is reflected in the number of master’s (45) and PhD students (15) that she has supervised, as well as her academic activities of teaching, learning and research, which is evident in her more than 100 publications.