I am a lecturer at the Centre for Child, Youth and Family Studies (Faculty of Health Sciences) at the North-west University.
I have obtained a BA degree in Social Work at the University of Stellenbosch in 1995. In 1997 I have obtained a MA in Social Work (Play Therapy) at the University of Pretoria. I have also completed my PhD in Social Work at the University of Stellenbosch in 2011. The title of my PhD was: Occupational stress and the handling thereof by social workers involved in intervention with sexually abused children.
My current research focuses on children’s participation from a children’s rights perspective. Other research interests are: interventions with children, play therapy, child, youth and family studies.