Natashia Muna

Natashia comes from a strong science background, completing her PhD in Population Genetics at UCT in 2013. During her PhD she worked as a consultant at the Writing Centre and then, in 2014, as a part-time lecturer in the Language Development Group. She has recently been appointed in a full time position as the Language Development coordinator for the Faculty of Health Sciences, where she has been tasked with initiating a faculty-based Writing Centre as well as building capacity in Academic Literacy by offering workshops for staff and students.

Her research interests lie in both academic writing and multimodality within the sciences and she is currently involved in two research projects – one investigating the implementation and effectiveness of academic literacy interventions for first year extended degree program science students, and the other focusing on the academic requirements and teaching of visual literacy within undergraduate science programmes.