Former University of Sussex Chancellor's International Research Scholar, World Bank Africa Fellow and Mail & Guardian 200 Young South African.
I’ve worked on projects with organizations including the Brookings Institute, INTERPOL, UNODC and the World Bank and advised policymakers and legislators in several countries on policy issues including anti-corruption, institutional strengthening and improving governance.
I have bachelor’s and honor’s degrees in political science and international relations from the University of Pretoria, a master’s degree in governance and political development from the University of Nottingham and a PhD from the University of Sussex. My PhD on the political economy of institutional development examined the relationship between political parties and the state to understand how this relationship shapes the quality of governance, political stability, and the development of political institutions. My research interests include state-building, the political-administrative interface in democracies, anti-corruption, the use of technology in governance, and preventing fragility and conflict.