I am a curator of marine molluscs at the KwaZulu-Natal Museum. As a curator I am responsible for the curation, upkeep, expansion and databasing of the marine molluscan collection, as well as conducting relevant research in this field. My current research interests lie in the distributional patterns of molluscs collected offshore of South Africa. My previous research has led me to work with numerous South African museum collections including cephalopod beaks from the Port Elizabeth Museum and bryozoans from the Iziko Museum in Cape Town. My previous and current research is conducted in collaboration with the offshore research platforms provided by of the South African Environmental Observation Network and the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, which allows for deep water sample collection along the coast of South Africa. These collaborations have led to publications on distributional patterns of macrobenthos, fish habitat associations and also factors that contributes to the effectiveness of marine protected areas.
PhD Marine Biology - Rhodes University (2016) MSc Marine Biology - Rhodes University (2010) BSc (Hons) Marine Biology – Rhodes University (2007) BSc Rhodes University (2004)