Diane Grayson obtained a Fulbright Fellowship to do her PhD in Physics at the University of Washington, specializing in Physics Education. She also has an MSc in plasma physics from the University of KwaZulu Natal and an honorary doctorate in mathematics and science teacher education from Umeå University in Sweden. She has worked in physics, science and engineering education and academic development at the Universities of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa and Pretoria, and has been a visiting professor in Sweden, Japan, Australia and Malaysia.
She also served as Academic Vice-Rector of the Mathematics, Science and Technology Education College in Limpopo, which was supported by a £2 million DFID grant. She served on the International Commission on Physics Education for six years and is currently the Deputy Chair of the Science, Technology and Mathematics Education committee of the Academy of Science of South Africa. She is also Extraordinary Professor of Physics at the University of Pretoria.
Diane has been engaged in research and curriculum and teaching innovation in higher education for 30 years, and has won several awards.
Her non-work interests are exploring, Tai Chi, singing, reading and movies.