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post-doctoral research consultant, PRICELESS-SA, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand

I graduated with a BSc Occupational Therapy from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1986. In 1990 I obtained an MA from the Boston School of Occupational Therapy at Tufts University (Massachusetts), funded by a Fulbright Fellowship. Having worked as an occupational therapist in South Africa, the USA and New Zealand for over 30 years - with numerous road crash survivors amongst my caseload - I then embarked on PhD research into the bioethics of road safety in the Johannesburg minibus taxi industry. I graduated in 2019 and in mid-2020 took up a post-doctoral research consultant role at PRICELESS-SA in the Wits School of Public Health. As a member of the Global Diet and Activity Research (GDAR) network I contributed to a systematic review of travel behaviour in Africa and the Caribbean and led on a review of active travel and paratransit (informal public transport) in African cities. My other research focus is road safety and road ethics, couched within the Vision Zero philosophy and drawing on Safe System theory. Alongside this work I continue to have a small occupational therapy practice, mostly focused on medicolegal services, and am co-founder of nonprofit company the Road Ethics Project.


  • –present
    post-doctoral research consultant, Wits School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand


  • 2019 
    University of the Witwatersrand, PhD in Bioethics and Health Law
  • 1990 
    Boston School of Occupational Therapy, Tufts University, MA
  • 1986 
    University of the Witwatersrand, BSc Occupational Therapy

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa