South African Young Academy of Science

Roula Inglesi-Lotz

Roula Inglesi-Lotz

Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz is a Professor in the Department of Economics, University of Pretoria. She is also the first president of the South African Association for Energy Economics (SAAEE), which was established in 2018 and is comprised of esteemed energy experts in the country. Her research focuses primarily on the interlinkages between energy and the socioeconomic conditions by looking at the impact of changes in demand, pricing structures and the overall energy transition to and from the macroeconomy. She teaches Research Methodology and Econometrics at Honours level and Energy Economics at Masters level (a module that she designed and presented for the first time in the Department of Economics, University of Pretoria in 2015).

She is a member of the South African Young Academy of Sciences (SAYAS) (served as a co-chair in 2020) and a member of the Global Young Academy (GYA) (served as a co-leader of the Women in Science group in 2019/2020). Prof Inglesi-Lotz was named the Distinguished Young Woman Researcher in the Humanities and Social Sciences category of the 2017 DST Women in Science Awards. She is an NRF Y-1 rated researcher. She was selected and participated in the 2019 cohort of the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) in Future Africa, through which she promotes the need for a polyphony in science communication. She is also affiliated with Future Africa, University of Pretoria.