DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Marine Science): Titled “Predicting the ecosystems effects of harvesting beach-cast kelp for biofuel production”, Scottish Association for Marine Science (Oban) & University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Oct 2009 – June 2013

MASTER OF SCIENCE (Marine Biology) dissertation obtained with distinction: Titled“Enrichment of heavy metals in the sediment and water of selected Eastern Cape estuaries”, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. Jan 2006 – Nov 2007   

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (Honors) in marine chemistry: obtained with distinction, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. Jan 2005 – Dec 2005 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: obtained with distinctions in ichthyology and chemistry, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. Jan 2002 – Dec 2004

Additional training: 

  • An Introduction to R and An Introduction to More Advanced Statistical Methods, College of Life Sciences & Medicine, University of Aberdeen, 28 March – 6 April 2012
  • Marine Ecosystem Evolution in a Changing Environment, MEECE Modeling Summer School 2011, Ankara, Turkey, 7-14 September 2011
  • Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) Modelling Course, Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban, 2-5 March 2011
  • Bird Survey Techniques for Ecological and Environmental Professionals, British Trust for Ornithology, Stirling University, 9-10 February 2011
  • Toward Participatory Fisheries governance, Wageningen International, Netherlands 22nd May -12th June 2009