Research interests: Production testing of microbial products including culturing, formulation, drying and shelf-life testing.
Has significant international research collaborations within the Rheumatic Heart Disease Community and within the Cardiovascular Community.
New experimental techniques including brain imaging, genetic testing and neuropsychological assessment combined with new theoretical insights have opened up significant potential for the advancement of novel diagnostic tools and treatments for people with mental disorders.
Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Desmond Tutu Health Foundation.
Her current focus is on the development of probiotic products targeted at the treatment of bacterial vaginosis.
Her social responsibility is reflected in, amongst others, numerous board positions; and she continues to be involved in teaching, training and mentorship encompassing courses directed at nurse practitioners, clinical officers and echocardiography masterclasses in South Africa, Ethiopia, Zambia and Uganda.