Experience

  • Senior Market Advisor

    at Enterprise Ireland

    September 2018 - at Present

    Gauteng

    I actively work with Life Science and Agri companies that have technology and services in the medical device, medical diagnostics, consumables, digital health, pharmaceutical, medical insurance sub-sectors, as well as Agritech, equipment, livestock nutrition and agri-solutions. The aim is to identify and match potential partners and opportunities for Irish companies in Sub-Saharan Africa, specifically South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, with the intention of developing sustainable business partnerships. Simultaneously, I create awareness of Irish technology and services in line with in market needs. My role thus includes, market research, business partner identification, business development and strategy, and in market support for Irish Life Science and Agritech companies.

  • Bioscience Innovation Specialist

    at The Innovation hub

    October 2017 - August 2018

    Gauteng

    I led projects and teams involved in supporting the Bio-economy strategy at TIHMC in the health/bioscience, agriculture and, industry and environment sectors, to stimulate competition in Gauteng and support the economy via the commercialisation of innovation and job creation. My role included: management of people, processes, deadlines and administrative duties, to ensure that various targets are met to achieve successful outcomes.

  • Senior Scientist

    at CSIR

    August 2015 - September 2017

    Gauteng

    I led projects and was actively involved in the health diagnostics, the development of a point-of-care blood diagnostics tool and the development of a national pathology database. I also conducted research on customer needs and use of HIV and TB point-of care innovation, and market research on a national and international level.

  • Postdoctoral researcher

    at CSIR

    February 2014 - July 2015

    Gauteng

    I led the technical development of bio-innovation, marketing research and business/commercialisation strategy across different platforms at MSM.

  • Postdoctoral researcher

    at University of Cape Town

    July 2011 - December 2013

    Province of the Western Cape

    I was the senior postdoctoral scientist, involved in researching and testing diagnostic tools for tuberculosis (TB), and managing multi-national projects for TB research.

Education

  • PhD in Cancer Research

    at Queen's University Belfast

    2006 - 2010 (4 years)

  • TechWomen 2016 Alumni

    at Berkerley University

    2006 - 2006 (1 year) California

  • MSc: TB research

    at University of Cape Town

    2004 - 2006 (2 years) Province of the Western Cape

  • Honors in Protein Biochemistry

    at University of Kwazulu Natal

    2003 - 2003 (1 year) Province of KwaZulu-Natal

  • BSc in Biochemistry and Psychology

    at University of Kwazulu Natal

    1999 - 2002 (3 years) Province of KwaZulu-Natal

Languages

  • Afrikaans Elementary

  • English Native

Hives