John van Breda
Field of research
- Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research
John van Breda is the CST programme manager for transdisciplinary research. John holds post-graduate degrees in philosophy, theology and sociology and is currently working towards his PhD with a specific focus on developing context-relevant transdisciplinary research approaches for conducting solution-oriented research in a developing world context. His expertise is in transdisciplinary methodologies and methods for tackling complex social-ecological systems challenges. For the last ten years he has been actively involved in building and managing the TsamaHub an inter-faculty research centre at Stellenbosch University, which offers a transdisciplinary doctoral programme in sustainable development. John has been instrumental in raising international funding for conducting transdisciplinary doctoral programmes on food security and climate change on the African continent, known as the TRECCAfrica and ACCAI programmes.