Education and employment history

This section contains details of where and what I studied and my current and previous places of employment.



I obtained my PhD from the University of Cape Town in June 2011. My thesis was titled Simplified models for multi-criteria decision analysis under uncertainty under the supervision of Theo Stewart.


I obtained a MBusSc (masters in business science) in Operational Research with distinction from the University of Cape Town in June 2003. My thesis was titled The treatment of uncertainty in multicriteria decision making under the supervision of Theo Stewart.


I obtained a BBusSc (bachelor of business science) in Quantitative Management with distinction in statistics and applied mathematics from the University of Cape Town in December 2000.


Research fellow, Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling, University of St Andrews

In October 2018 I joined CREEM at the University of St Andrews in Scotland as a research fellow. I work on two projects: using movement models to assess behavioural responses of minke whales to sonar, and designing camera trap surveys for the first range-wide survey of snow leopards.

Senior Researcher / Researcher, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

I was employed as a researcher (2014-2017) and senior Researcher (2017-2018), and am currently an AIMS associate research fellow (as of 2019). AIMS is a pan-African initiative to strengthen the development of mathematical talent in Africa. At AIMS South Africa supervision of postgraduate students; assisting with applied statistical modelling for established research groups at AIMS.

Associate professor, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Cape Town

I joined UCT as a contract lecturer in February 2005, became a permanent staff member in January 2006, and was promoted to senior lecturer in January 2012 and associate professor in January 2016. Since 2013 I have had an adjunct (part-time) post in the department.

Consulting statistician, Ipsos Laboratories

Between 2010 and 2017 I was a consulting statistician for Ipsos Laboratories, a multnational market research company. My role there primarily involved applied statistical analysis, survey design, and development of new methodologies and research areas.

Senior research and development analyst, Customer Equity Company

Between 2003 and early 2005 I worked as a statistician for the Customer Equity Company, a Cape Town market research company. My role involved statistical analysis and the development of new products and services.