Historian who has published extensively in the fields of Southern African mental health, medicine, archives, gender, ethics, emotions and archives. Currently engaged in researching the markets for and regulation of pharmaceuticals in South Africa between the 1930s and the 1980s. Former President of the Southern African Historical Society and of the National Archives Advisory Council. With Susanne Klausen of Carleton University, Canada, I have published a recent journal article on the legal impact of thalidomide in South Africa, and with Ludger Wimmelbucker of the University of Berlin, I am completing the paper 'Dark Remedy for a Dark Continent? Lost histories of thalidomide in Africa in the 1950s and 1960s'.
National Research Foundation rated scholar