Distinguished Professor Heila Lotz-Sisitka holds a Tier 1 South African National Research Foundation Chair in Transformative Social Learning and Green Skills Learning Pathways. She has served on numerous national and international research and policy programmes including as member of the UNESCO International Reference Group on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) and the UNEP Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in African Universities and Global Universities Partnership for Environment and Sustainability (2004-current). Currently she is PI for the International Social Science Research Programme on ‘Transformative, Transgressive Learning in Times of Climate Change’. She was Scientific Chair of the World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) in 2007, and she has been socio-scientific committee member and keynote speaker at a number of the WEEC since 2003. She is the former editor-in-chief of the Southern African Journal of Environmental Education (2003-2016) and is currently co-editor of the journal Learning, Culture and Social Interactions. Recent publications include an edited Routledge book on ‘Critical Realism, Environmental Learning and Social-Ecological Change’ and a Springer book on ‘Sustainable Development and Schooling in Africa’. Her research interests include critical research methodologies, transformative environmental learning, agency, and education system transformation.