Editor of Veld & Flora (quarterly magazine of Botanical Society of South Africa). Judge for Vodacom Journalist of the Year since 2013. Winner of more than 40 journalism awards, including MPA/Mondi Premier Award for Magazine Journalism (twice); Sanlam Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism (four times); Telkom ICT Journalist of the Year; Vodacom Journalist of the Year (print feature); Checkers Consumer Journalist of the Year; Medical Association of South Africa Award for Excellence in Medical Reporting (five times); Galliova Health Writer of the Year. Presented 18 conference papers. Co-author of Natal, The Garden Colony (Johannesburg, 1990) and of Strelitzias of the World (Durban, 2018). Initial copy editor on 11 commercially published popular & academic history books from SA, UK & Irish publishers. Fluent in French & Spanish; working knowledge of Italian, Portuguese, isiZulu, Afrikaans & Russian. MA (Cantab): Modern & Medieval Languages.