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Campus: Howard College 


Amy is currently a PhD student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In 2021, Amy completed her LLM Summa Cum Laude, also at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Her dissertation consisted of a legal analysis on the legislative framework relevant to direct-to-consumer genetic testing in South Africa.
Amy also holds an LLB (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and a BA in Creative Brand Communications, specialising in Multimedia Design (with distinction) from Vega.

Amy has an interest in genetics, new genetic technologies and the law, examining how such technologies fit into South Africa’s current legislative framework, and where improvements ought to be made for reform. Amy’s PhD will focus on the development of an ideal model of informed consent for genomic data that fits into an African context

Amy has always had an interest in, and passion for, research, writing, and editing – and has experience in these areas through being a senior editor for the UKZN Student Law Review, a clerk for Supreme Court of Appeal Justice, Malcolm Wallis, and undertaking research assistant work for her supervisor. Amy has also presented at conferences with institutions around the world and is in the process of publishing several articles with various law journals.

Academic Qualifications

  • BA Creative Brand Communications (with distinction) (Vega)
  •  LLB (summa cum laude) (UKZN)
  •  LLM (summa cum laude) (UKZN)

Professional Experience

  • Clerk for Supreme Court of Appeal Justice, Malcolm Wallis in 2018
  • Content editor at SAFLII in 2021
  • Research assistant work

Research Interests

  • Health law
  • Bioethics
  • Human rights
  • Genetics and genomics
  • Genetic testing
  • Data science
  • Data privacy and protection
  • Human biological materials