Meshandren is a current PhD fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He completed his LLM with distinction in 2020 that fell at the intersection of Intellectual Property, health law, medical ethics, disruptive health technologies (CRISPR technologies in this case) and business management. Meshandren's PhD continues on from his Masters, as an interdisciplinary affair between the Intellectual Property Law, health and business. For his PhD, Meshandren was awarded the National Innovation Doctoral Scholarship offered by the National Research Foundation and has also been invited as a guest speaker at the UNESCO 14th
World Conference on Bioethics, Medical
Ethics, and Health Law held in Porto, 2021.
Professionally, Meshandren was a legal content editor and researcher for LexisNexis South Africa. He was involved in high end legal analytics, research and
drafting - including data capture, citation, and indexing. He was
involved in the creation of a comprehensive national criminal law index
and has worked with the BCLR, being the LexisNexis Constitutional
Court product. Part of this experience included utilising national and
international legal databases daily.
Meshandren has also previously served as a manager within the corporate SMME environment.