Dr Anita Campbell

Senior Lecturer

I am an enthusiastic engineering mathematics senior lecturer in the Academic Support Programme for Engineering at the University of Cape Town with 24 years of lecturing experience. I hold degrees from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (BSc (Hons) in Applied Mathematics, MSc, HDE), and a PhD from the University of Cape Town on promoting growth mindsets in engineering mathematics students.

Over the past 5 years, my research has concentrated on understanding the factors influencing the development of growth mindsets, exploring effective strategies to foster positive attitudes towards learning, and integrating principles of positive psychology into mathematics and engineering education. I also research the intersection of positive psychology and education, investigating the application of positive psychology principles to enhance student engagement, motivation, and well-being. I have also explored the use of online platforms for collaborative learning in mathematics and engineering education, emphasizing the creation of a sense of community and critical thinking skills.

My research profile is at https://scholar.google.com.sg/citations?user=iQ6C60YAAAAJ&hl=en.  

I am a Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Engineering Education and a member of the International Positive Psychology Association.

Contact: anita.campbell@uct.ac.za