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Fred Gault

Visiting Professor
Name: Fred Gault
Location: 69 Kingsway Ave, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, 2092 Johannesburg Business School
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Tel: 011 559 1808

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About Prof Fred Gault

Fred Gault was a theoretical physicist at the University of Durham in the UK before joining Statistics Canada to be responsible for science, technology and innovation statistics, as well as statistics on telecommunications and broadcasting. While at Statistics Canada he was an active member of the OECD Working Party of National Experts of Science and Technology Indicators (NESTI), chairing NESTI in 2002-2008. He was also the first Chair of the Working Party on Indicators for the Information Society (WPIIS). WPIIS defined the ICT Sector and electronic commerce. After Statistics Canada, he was a visitor, for a year at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa. Following that he was an active in research activities in Africa.


B.Sc. Physics, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

B.Sc. Economics, University of London, UK.

M.Sc. Mathematical Physics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Diploma of the Imperial College, London, DIC, UK.

Ph.D. Imperial College, Mathematical Physics, University of London, London, UK.

Elected Memberships (UK)

F. Inst. P., Fellow of the Institute of Physics

M.B.C.S., Member of the British Computer Society

Research interests

The statistical measurement of innovation and its outcomes and the policy influence of innovation indicators


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