Dr Linda Godfrey
Godfrey’s research interests include the role of the waste sector in transitioning South Africa to a green economy; waste innovation; waste economics; and the governance, social and behavioural aspects of integrated waste management.
Godfrey is a principal scientist at the CSIR and an associate professor at North-West University. She holds a PhD in engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She currently heads up the Waste Research Development and Innovation (RDI) Roadmap Implementation Unit on behalf of the Department of Science and Technology.
Her research interests include the role of the waste sector in transitioning South Africa to a green economy; waste innovation; waste economics; the governance, social and behavioural aspects of integrated waste management; and the role of waste information as policy and behaviour-change instrument.
Godfrey has provided strategic input in a number of waste and green economy initiatives for the European Union, United Nations, departments of Science and Technology and Environmental Affairs; the Development Bank of South Africa; the Academy of Sciences of South Africa; the Institute of Waste Management and several universities.
She has published extensively in the field of waste management, having authored or co-authored more than 125 research and contract specialist reports, 25 international and local conference papers, 12 peer reviewed journal papers, and five book chapters, and provides review to both local and international peer reviewed scientific publications. She is passionate about science communication and has published numerous popular articles and policy briefs on waste management.
Expertise: Waste management; Green economy
Godfrey has been invited to speak at numerous local and international meetings, workshops, symposia and forums.
- BSc (Geology, Chemistry) (distinction), Rhodes University, 1991
- BSc (Honours) (Geology) (distinction), Rhodes University, 1992
- MSc (Geohydrology) (distinction), University of the Free State, 1993
- PhD (Engineering), University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2011
Dr Linda Godfreylgodfrey@csir.co.za