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Tell me about the work you do. I am the academic and visionary leader of the faculty: this consists of having a vision and identifying a five-year operational plan based on key focus areas, including research and community engagement. In addition, part of my role is to facilitate capacity-building in academics and professional support staff, as well as ensuring that the students who register in the faculty have a positive experience. How did you end up doing what you do today? My career started as a physiotherapist, working in the public and private sector. While working as a clinician in the community, I started engaging with students, facilitating their learning of the community-based management of people with long-term conditions such as a stroke. While in this position, I developed a passion for working with students and applied for a position in the physiotherapy department at the University of the Western Cape. I started as a lecturer, but was promoted after I obtained my PhD....

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