Dusty is an admitted advocate of the High Court of South Africa, a senior lecturer in the School of Law and the acting director of the Unit of Maritime Law & Maritime Studies at UKZN.
She currently lectures in the fields of cyber law, admiralty jurisdiction, and civil procedure. She has lectured and acted as internal moderator, and external examiner in a range of business law subjects.
Her current research interests centre around the impact of data protection laws and the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) and geo-spatial data in health care, shipping and international trade and related research. Her PhD thesis (UKZN, 2020) studied data protection in the mobile applications ecosystem under South African, US and EU law, and was featured in The Conversation Africa: The ‘privacy by design’ approach for mobile apps: why it’s not enough