Dr Marilet Sieneart

Dr Marilet Sieneart is the retired Executive Director: Research at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. In this role she headed the Research Office, the Office of Research Integrity, the Postgraduate Studies & Researcher Development Directorate and the Postgraduate Centre & Funding Office. Her remit included institutional strategic planning; sustainable and effective research management structures, systems and processes; research governance; policy development; building international partnerships and researcher capacity development during a 20-year career in research management. She continues to draw on this experience in her current capacity as higher education consultant.

Prior to her shift into management, Dr Sieneart was a professor in the Department of Modern Languages at the then University of Durban-Westville (now University of Kwa-Zulu Natal).

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