He holds BSc (Biological Sciences), BSc Hons (Physiology), MSc (Physiology) and PhD (Occupational Hygiene) degrees. He is currently appointed as Director of the research niche area, the Occupational Hygiene and Health Research Initiative (OHHRI) at the North-West University. His teaching and learning experience includes 18 years of teaching Physiology to undergraduate students, and 12 years to postgraduate students. He has supervised more than 40 post-graduate students (Hons, MSc and PhD) who completed their studies in Physiology in Occupational hygiene. To date, he has authored/co-authored 31 articles published in South African and international journals and 2 chapters in books. He presented numerous oral presentations at national and international conferences. He served as reviewer for five international journals and one South African journal as well as on the scientific committee of four international conferences. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the journal, Occupational Health Southern Africa.
His research focus and expertise is on skin exposure to different stressors (chemical and physical) in the workplace. This includes assessing the potential risk of skin exposure, assessing actual levels of skin exposure and controlling the level of exposure. His research also utilises skin bio-engineering methods where properties such as skin hydration and pH levels of the skin are measured. Another research interest is regulatory toxicology, in particular occupational exposure limits (OELs). He currently holds a National Research Foundation Y2 rating.
He is a registered Occupational Hygiene Technologist (ROHT) with the Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH) and a member of the American Conference for Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), the Physiology Society of Southern Africa (PSSA) and Toxicology Society of South Africa (Toxsa). Since election in 2010 he serves on the National Council of SAIOH, the professional body entrusted with registration of Occupational Hygiene professionals in South Africa. He served on a Technical Committee (TC7) of the Department of Labour tasked with reviewing the Regulations for Hazardous Chemical Substances and Lead Regulations from 2013-2014.