Prof Roula Inglesi-Lotz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and the first presidentof the South African Association for Energy Economics (SAAEE), which was established in 2018 and is comprised of esteemed energy experts in the country.
She is the 2020 co-chair of the South African Young Academy of Sciences (SAYAS) and the 2019/2020 co-leader of the Women in Science group of the Global Young Academy (GYA). She is currently the research coordinator of the Honours programme and teaches Research Methodology and Econometrics to Honours students, and Energy Economics to Masters students (a module that she designed and presented for the first time in the Department of Economics, University of Pretoria in 2015).
Among her many notable accomplishments, Prof Inglesi-Lotz was named the Distinguished Young Woman Researcher in the Humanities and Social Sciences category of the 2017 DST Women in Science Awards. She is an NRF Y-1 rated researcher. She was selected and participated in the 2019 cohort of the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) in Future Africa, through which she promotes the need for polyphony in science communication. She is also affiliated with Future Africa, University of Pretoria.