School of Education

Gavin Edward Craig Heath


Member: Community Engagement Committee

  • Details

  • Position Lecturer
  • Discipline Geography Education
  • CampusEdgewood Campus
  • Office AddressCF139

Degrees Held

  • Bachelor of Arts,
  • Higher Diploma in Education (PG),
  • Master of City and Regional Planning


  • Over 16 years’ service as lecturer in this field at this University.  Five years’ service as a teacher.


  • Scholarship winner at the University of Cape
    Town (2000),
  • Cape Education Department Merit Bursary (1987-1990),
  • National Research Foundation PhD Scholarship 2014-2016

Research Interests

  • Geography Education,
  • Sustainable Development,
  • Education for Climate Change,
  • Water Security,
  • Mountain Oriented Education.

Teaching Interests

  • Geography Education Methodology,
  • Climatology,
  • Sustainable Development,
  • Education for Climate Change.


  • Khan, A., Dickinson, J. and Heath, G. 2014. Teaching water.  Fundisa for Change Programme.  Environmental Learning Research Centre, Rhodes University, Grahamstown.  


One master’s student 2015-2017

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Mountain Club of South Africa, and Corporate Member of the South African Planning Institute.