I joined academia in 1988 after having worked in various administrative positions at the former University of Durban-Westville.
Lectured on diverse modules in Public Administration and Management from Under-graduate, Honours, Masters to Doctoral level. Have published in peer-reviewed national and international journals and presented papers at both national and international conferences spanning six continents, and supervised numerous Masters and Doctoral students to successful graduation.
From 1990-1993 participated and later facilitated on Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government on a Programme : Training for Trainer’s to empower Lecturers of Public Administration at South African Universities on new teaching methodologies, case teaching and case-writing – held in different cities in South Africa.
In 1994 through British Council Funding attended the University of Birmingham to do a programme on Information Technology and Management. In 1995 the then Director of the School asked me to design and teach basic Information Technology to Under-graduate students and Information Management to Masters students. As Information Technology was not mainstream at the University at that time, the Computer Science Department’s resources were utilized.
From 1999-2004 initiated and co-ordinated workshops for aspirant women managers at both local and provincial spheres of government. Approximately 400 women were empowered through this initiative.
Co-ordinated the course work Doctoral Programme offered by the erstwhile School of Public Administration from 2001-2009. From 2007 – 2008 appointed Co-convenor and Team lecturer for the Masters in Public Health at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine for the module Human Resource Management (a collaborative initiative among the Medical School, Graduate School of Business and the School of Public Administration).
Lectured/facilitated on various programmes to capacitate public officials at local, provincial and national levels of government on initiatives between the former South African Management and Development Trust (SAMDI) and the Joint University Public Management Trust (JUPMET).
Served as Head of School in 2011 and Academic Leader (Public Governance) from 2012 – 2013.
My research interests are in the area of public policy, gender management issues and contemporary management/human resource management issues.