Claire, deputy head girl of 2005, started her studies at the University of Johannesburg and graduated cum-laude with a BA Industrial Psychology in 2008. Claire then pursued her Honours (University of the Witwatersrand) and Master's degrees (University of Johannesburg) in Industrial Psychology, both of which were awarded cum-laude and in both programmes she was recognised as the top student. In 2012. Claire was selected from applicants from all over Europe, and moved to Lausanne, Switzerland to pursue a PhD in Psychology at the Univesity of Lausanne, studying with a full bursary.

We congratulate Claire as she was awarded her doctorate in May 2015!  Currently Claire works as a researcher on a project called "Career Paths" hosted by the National Centre of Competence in Research - LIVES at the University of Lausanne.  This project follows 2000 working adults over 7 years and aims to identify the factors that contribute to career pathways, transitions, and successful development. Claire recently finished lecturing a course on "Professional Development" to Masters' students at the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Claire plans to pursue an academic career, initially in Switzerland and then possibly moving elsewhere.  Congratulations Claire! It is wonderful to see our alumni succeeding in international studies!