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.
I am a registered social worker since 1993. I established the Social Work subject group on the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University in 2008 and was appointed as a senior lecturer in 2009 and acted as subject head until February 2013. I was promoted to associate professor from 1 January 2016.