Tina Uys has been a Full Professor of Sociology at the University of Johannesburg since 1995 and was the head of department for a period of 15 years. She was employed at the Department of Sociology at the University of South Africa from 1980-1994. During 2013 she was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at George Washington University in Washington, DC and at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2017 she was a Visiting Professor at Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci in the Czech Republic. Previous positions include: President of Research Committee 46 (Clinical Sociology) of the International Sociological Association (ISA) for the term 2014-2018; member of the Editorial Collective responsible for South African Review of Sociology, the official journal of the South African Sociological Association (SASA) (2012-2016). Vice-President (National Associations) and Vice-President (Programme) of Research Committee 46 on Clinical Sociology (2010-2014) of the ISA; President of SASA (2002/2003 and 2003/2004); President of the Research Committee 42 on Social Psychology (2002-2006), and member of the ISA’s Executive Committee (2006-2010). She specialises in clinical sociology focusing on whistleblowing, contested identities in student communities and South African sociology. She has also published on HIV/Aids, relative deprivation and developments in higher education.