I attended Victoria Girl's High School before reading for a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Information Systems, and Human Kinetics and Ergonomics at Rhodes University in South Africa. After completing a BSc(Honours) in Ergonomics the following year, I moved to Cape Town to read for a MSc(Med) in Exercise Physiology at the University of Cape Town. At the beginning of 2006 I upgraded my research project to a PhD. Later that year I took up a place on the MPhil Course in Computational Biology at the University of Cambridge. In 2008 I began work as a Post-doctoral Research Scientist in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford.
2009: Awarded PhD in Exercise Physiology, University of Cape Town (Cape Town, South Africa)
2006-2007: MPhil in Computational Biology, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK)
2006: Upgraded degree to PhD in Exercise Physiology, University of Cape Town (Cape Town, South Africa). Suspended degree 09/2006 - 08/2007 to attend Cambridge.
2003-2005: Registered for MSc(Med) in Exercise Physiology, University of Cape Town (Cape Town, South Africa)
2002: BSc(Hons) in Ergonomics at Rhodes University (Grahamstown, South Africa)
1999-2001: BSc at Rhodes University (Grahamstown, South Africa)
1994-1998: Victoria Girls' High School (Grahamstown, South Africa)
2009: Intensive Course in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
2007: Alumni Relationship Management and Fundraising - Rux-Burton Associates. Through Magdalene College, Cambridge.
2004: Problem based learning facilitation, University of Cape Town Medical School.
University of Oxford
2008-present: Research Scientist. Cancer Epidemiology Unit.
2012: Lecturer on the MSc in Medical Anthropology and Human Sciences courses.
University of Cape Town
2004-2006: Assistant Researcher (part-time). Department of Human Biology.
2004-2005: Problem based learning facilitator. 1st and 2nd year medical students. Department of Human Biology.
2002: Lecturer. First-aid component of the Rhodes University Foundation Course.
2002: Tutor and Demonstrator for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Human Kinetics and Ergonomics course. Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics.
2002: Tutor and Demonstrator for 2nd year Applied Anatomy and Physiology course. Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics.
1998-2001: Assistant Researcher (part-time). Geography Department.
06/2007-08/2007: Summer Intern, Panasonic Europe. Programming image recognition software for brain feature extraction.
2002-2006: Software Development Contract Work for Rhodes University, the University of Cape Town and the High Performance Centre of the Sport Science Institute of South Africa.
2013: John Fell OUP Research Fund awarded for the project: "Physical activity, physical fitness and nutritional anthropometry of African children: A systematic review".
2007-2008: Harry Crossley Scholarship.
2006-2007: Commonwealth Shared Scholarship.
2006-2007: Both of the South African Wahl Scholarships.
2006-2008: National Research Foundation Scholarship.
2006: Ernst and Ethel Eriksen Scholarship.
2006: Stella and Paul Loewenstein Charitable and Educational Trust International Meeting Travel Grant.
2004-2005: Medical Research Council Scholarship.
2003-2004: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Scholarship.
2001-2002: Sports Instructors Colours.
2001: Chosen as one of South Africa's 100 "Brightest Young Minds".
2001: Golden Key Medal, awarded in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement and excellence. Rhodes University Chapter.
2001: Rhodes Chapter Golden Key Scholarship.
2001: The Chapman Gold Award.
2000-2002: Senior Sports Scholarships.
2000-2001: Academic Merit Scholarships.
2000: Gladys Blackbeard Scholarship, for the local first year student with the highest academic average.
Reviewing and Advisory Board Activity
2013: Abstract reviewer for Society for Social Medicine Conference.
2013: Age and Ageing.
2012-present: Psychosocial Advisory Board Committee Member, Tenovus Cancer Charity.
2012: BMC Public Health, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, Orthopedic and Muscular System: Current Research.
2011: Swiss Cancer League grant applications.
2009-2010: South African National Research Foundation. Reviewing research outputs of academics for scientific research rating.
2009-2010: British Journal of Cancer.
2006, 2010-2013: South African Journal of Sports Medicine.