Regional Vice President Lecturer

One or more Regional Vice President Lecturers shall be selected annually on the basis of widely recognized expertise in a field of economic geology. Lecturers shall give a series of lectures within the Society Regions in which the lecturers reside, and the lectureships shall alternate among the various Regions.

Judith KinnairdJudith Kinnaird

(SEG 2002 F)

  Talk Titles

  • The Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex—A New Economic Frontier.
  • Pan-African Pegmatites—Possibly the Best Pegmatites in the World.
  • A Unifying Model for Tin Mineralization in Granites-Pegmatites-Greisens and Veins: An African Perspective.
  • Critical Metals—What Africa Can Contribute.
  • Uranium in Africa.


Judith is the director of the Economic Geology Research Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She is also co-director of the National Centre of Excellence for Minerals and Energy Research Analysis (CIMERA), funded by the National Research Foundation and Department of Science and Technology (NRF, DST) of the government of South Africa. She has a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree from the University of London and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She has worked on the tin-bearing granites in Nigeria and South Africa, Li-Be-Sn-Nb-Ta and gem-bearing pegmatites in Namibia, Nigeria, and Somaliland, and uraniferous deposits in Namibia, South Africa, and Malawi. At the University of the Witwatersrand, she leads research on the Northern limb of the Bushveld Complex and works on various projects related to critical metals, especially lithium, germanium, and platinum group elements. She has served on the SEG Council and was president of the Society in 2014.


To invite Judith, please review the calendar below and contact him directly. Please keep in mind, lecturers are working professionals and have busy schedules. They have agreed to keep the calendar up to date, but may not reflect recent activity. Please allow for a seven-day response.

Airfare, meals, and other transportation costs are funded by the SEG. We require the host university/institution to cover hotel accommodation costs for one or two nights, and if possible, pick up and return the lecturer to the airport.