I did my initial undergraduate medical training at the University of Stellenbosch, followed by the postgraduate Paediatric training at the University of Pretoria. I was then appointed as a Specialist Paediatrician at Kalafong Hospital (Atteridgeville, Tshwane) and the University of Pretoria on a joint appointment. As the clinical manager of the Paediatric HIV services at the hospital my primary clinical responsibility was to establish and supervise the rapidly expanding Paediatric antiretroviral therapy (ART) clinic. Additional work duties included under- and post-graduate student training and research. In September 2012 I was appointed as the Paediatrician in the newly established Tshwane District Clinical Specialist Team, tasked with improving Child Health services, including HIV-services, in the Tshwane District.
In addition to my clinical duties, I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics as well as the Director of the Research Centre for Maternal, Fetal, Newborn and Child Health Care Strategies at the University of Pretoria. I completed my PhD in Paediatrics at the University of Stellenbosch, researching various aspects of the implementation of the Paediatric HIV programme. Additional interests include HIV-exposed-but-uninfected children, childhood growth and tuberculosis.