Principal Scientist, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Dr Linda Godfrey is a Principal Scientist within the Council for Scientific and Industrial Researchís (CSIR) operating unit Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE), based in Pretoria, South Africa. Her research interests include ñ the role of the waste sector in transitioning South Africa to a green economy; the governance, social and behavioural aspects of integrated waste management; waste economics; and the role of waste information as policy and behaviour-change instrument.
Dr Godfrey has provided strategic input into a number of waste and green economy initiatives for the European Union, Departments of Science and Technology and Environmental Affairs; Development Bank of South Africa; Academy of Sciences of South Africa; Institute of Waste Management and several local universities. She is currently working together with the Department of Science and Technology to establish a strategic 10-year waste research, development and innovation roadmap for South Africa.
Dr Godfrey holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She has published extensively in the waste field and provides review to both local and international peer reviewed scientific publications.