News | 07 January 2019

GenderInSITE Appoints Professor Roseanne Diab as Director

GenderInSITE is pleased to announce that Professor Roseanne Diab has been appointed as the organisation’s new Director, beginning in January 2019.

Professor Diab comes to GenderInSITE after serving as Executive Officer of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) for the past ten years. An esteemed Atmospheric Scientist focusing on climate change and air quality, she is Emeritus Professor in Environmental Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, as well as a Fellow of the University, the South African Geographical Society, TWAS, the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and a Member of ASSAf. Professor Diab has served on numerous international committees such as the International Ozone Commission (IOC), the Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (CACGP) and the SPARC (Stratospheric Processes and their Role in Climate) Steering Group. She currently serves on the African Union High-level Panel on Emerging Technologies. She has been particularly active in the area of gender in science, serving as co-chair on the Gender Advisory Panel to TWAS, working with the OWSD National Chapter in South Africa, and acting as head of GenderInSITE's Regional Focal Point in Southern Africa through ASSAf, between 2014 and 2018.