I hold a PhD in Plant Biotechnology from UKZN, where I served as a lecturer from 2009 to 2013. I then joined the Cape Peninsula University of Technology as a Senior Lecturer in the Biotechnology Department. I lecture in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology. My current research interests lie in the improvement of commercially-important crop such as Eucalyptus and sugarcane, through various biotech interventions, as well as in the development of in vitro protocols for rare and/or medicinal plants.
I am also engaged in research focused on multilingualism in science education, and in curriculum development.