Executive Head | CeSTII, Human Sciences Research Council
Dr Glenda Kruss is the Executive Head of the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) unit at the Human Sciences Research Council. Over the past 20 years, she has worked in the field of innovation studies, to understand the role of universities and public research institutes in economic and social development, and the determinants of skills and knowledge flows within sectoral, national and global systems of innovation. Her current research focus is oriented towards more contextually appropriate datasets, measures and indicators of science, technology and innovation for inclusive and sustainable development in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. She has collaborated widely on comparative research projects in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe, and has led large-scale projects for national government, building alliances and networks between researchers, policymakers and practitioners in South Africa and the Global South.