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Research associate, University of Pretoria

Historian who has published extensively in the fields of Southern African mental health, medicine, archives, gender, ethics, emotions and archives. Former President of the Southern African Historical Society and of the National Archives Advisory Council. I have recently published articles on the markets for and regulation of pharmaceuticals (particularly the teratogen thalidomide, and sedatives) in the region between the 1930s and the 1960s. My current research concerns the politics of medical mercy killings and assisted dying in South Africa, 1930s to present.


  • 2022–present
    Research associate, University of Pretoria
  • 2008–2013
    Associate Professor in History, University of KwaZulu-Natal


  • 2004 
    UKZN, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Honorary Associate Professor in History
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation