Beverley Damonse

Dr Beverley Damonse is the Group Executive: Science Engagement and Corporate Relations of the National Research Foundation (NRF), driving strategy development and implementation in the areas of science communication, education, public engagement with science and corporate relations. In this portfolio, she connects chiefly with government, researchers and scientists, both nationally and internationally, science centres, outreach and awareness partners as well as media partners.

She is a member of the International Women’s Forum of South Africa (IWFSA), invited member of the NRF Board, a member of the Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP) Advisory Board, a member of the Cape Town Science Centre Board and invited member of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) Advisory Board.  She obtained a BSc (Microbiology and Plant Pathology), B.Ed and M.Ed from the former University of Natal (now UKZN) and a doctorate degree (Education Policy and Management) from the University of Pretoria.