Vivienne Bozalek is the Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa. Prior to this she was Chairperson of the Department of Social Work, University of Western Cape. She holds a PhD from Utrecht University. Her areas of research, publications and expertise include the use of post-structural, social justice and the political ethics of care perspectives, innovative pedagogical approaches in Higher Education, including the use of educational technologies, feminist and participatory research methodologies and critical family studies,. She was a recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at UWC in 2007. In 2010 she received the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA) National Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award and the Association of Southern African Social Work Education Institutions (ASASWEI) Distinguished Educator of the Year Award.