I am a Senior Researcher focusing on Maritime Security in the Peace Operations and Peacebuilding (POPB) Division at the ISS Tshwane (Pretoria) office. I joined the ISS as an Intern in February 2011 and became an ISS Consultant in September 2011. I was appointed as a Researcher in April 2013 and Senior Researcher in October 2017. I am a graduate of Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa where I read for BA, BA Hons and MA degrees in Political and International Studies. My areas of interest include Maritime Security, Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea, Water Security, China-Africa relations, International Relations (IR) theory and Human Security.