Jacqueline obtained a BSc Honours in Psychology in 2009 and an MSc in Research Psychology in 2013, both from the University of Johannesburg, where she is currently enrolled for a PhD in Development Studies. Jacqueline’s PhD focuses on the wellbeing of children with disabilities in South Africa. She is also the project leader on research investigating Disability and Capability Inequalities in Soweto and the Evaluation projects commissioned by the Standard Bank of South Africa. In 2017, Jacqueline was invited to join the Global Research on Disability and Inclusion team based at Washington University in St Louis. Jacqueline holds a professional registration as a Research Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, and is a member of the international Human Development and Capability Association. In addition, she was awarded a Doctoral Fellowship at the 2017 Women in Science Awards – these awards were hosted by the National
Department of Science and Technology.