My research career started in 2003 on managing teacher turnover with a paper published in the South African Journal of Education in 2003.
My research focus then shifted to school governance and aspects related to the effectiveness of school governing body functioning. To this end, I have written nine papers on matters related to school governance. Of these, six were published in journals indexed internationally and three indexed nationally. My focus continues to be in this discipline and I am currently working on a project comparing school governing bodies in well-performing and poorly-performing schools.
I am currently a member of the OPTENTIA Focus Area at the NWU – Vanderbijlpark Campus in the sub-programmes: Unlocking Potential in Educational Processes. My work also include included the supervision of post graduates students – of which to date I have successfully supervised the work of 11 M.Ed. students and 7 Ph.D. students. Their topics include work on school governance, safety and educational management.
My teaching duties currently involve post-graduate teaching of Schools as Organisations, Educational Management and Leadership and Financial Management at B.Ed. level.
I also present training and development workshops for SGBs and SMTs at schools. I have so far trained SGBs and SMTs on school governance and development training, leadership and school safety and facilities maintenance.