Helena Barnard is the Director of Doctoral Programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria. She studies South African scholars who are using the South African National Research Foundation database of "rated researchers" and their associated research outputs. Her primary organisational role (as the director of the doctoral programme at a business school) has allowed her to work with emerging scholars from across the continent. This has raised multiple questions about incentive structures, scholarly becoming and scientific communication.
This PECE essay helps to answer the STS Across Borders analytic question: “What people, projects, and products exemplify how this STS formation has developed over time?”
This essay highlights prominant and upcoming individuals working on critical science and technology issues in Africa and is part of a broader exhibit on "STS in Africa."