Head of the Trauma Unit at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, the only dedicated trauma unit for children in Africa.
He also chairs Childsafe South Africa as well as the Global Road Safety Partnership of South Africa. He has over 200 publications and is editor of the Oxford text book on paediatric trauma.
He has been active in a wide range of research projects, educational initiatives and advocacy roles as well as international conferences on child safety initiatives.
He is presently involved in a number of international academic projects; all in the field of child trauma and safety: Global Susy Safe Project, Global Road Safety Partnership, Safekids Worldwide, World Health Organization and UNICEF.