I obtained a B Sc, majoring in Chemistry and Botany at UFS in 1986. After 23 years of teaching in various secondary schools, I started lecturing in January 2010 at the NWU (Vaal). In 2011 I obtained a B Ed (Honn) in curriculum development and performed a research study on indirect teaching methods in Physical Science.
In 2014 I obtained a Masters in Environmental Management from the Potchefstroom Campus. I did a resilience assessment of the social-ecological system of the NWU (Vaal Campus) and proposed adaptive management of the campus environment. Currently I am doing research for a Ph D with prof. Johann Tempelhoff and the water management group of the Basic Science faculty. I am monitoring the dams and river on campus while promoting citizen science. Education students, majoring in Physical Science, performed the monitoring as scientists. During practical teaching, these students will test the water quality in the school community and proof that school laboratories can serve communities regarding water health. I am passionate about our tranquil campus environment and this research study serves the campus and regional community as well as aids to preserve our natural environment.