She is a Senior Research Officer with 11 years of experience in various multidisciplinary aspects of marine research. Conducts research on fisheries biology and ecology, stock assessment, fish genetics, marine mammal’s research in the Western Indian Ocean Region and marine biodiversity data management through global databases OBIS and WoRMS/AfReMaS. Currently the Western Indian Ocean marine Science Association (WIOMSA) Country Coordinator. Responsible for collecting and disseminating scientific information on fisheries and other aquatic resources to fisher communities, the County Government and policy makers. Also supervises undergraduate students taking up coastal and marine sciences subjects. Laboratory and fish handling techniques (Extraction and processing of total RNA, cDNA synthesis, DNA, gene expression analysis, cloning procedures, sequence analysis and aquaculture practices). Population genetics analysis (MEGA6, DNasp, Arlequin, PopART and Statistical analysis (STATISTICA 6.0, SPSS and PRIMER E programs). She has been involved in 11 projects (globally, regionally and nationally). She has published several papers in SCI-indexed journals of fisheries. Currently working on a MASMA Project-BY-Catch Assessment and Mitigation in Western Indian Ocean Fisheries (BYCAM) Project-2015-2017 funded by WIOMSA. This looks into bycatch assessment and mitigation of marine megafauna (whales, dolphins, shark, rays and sea turtles in the WIO region funded by WIOMSA (https://bycamwio.weebly.com/)
Wrote a Chapter in the State of the coast report 2016-funded by Indian Ocean Commission.
Consultancy for addressing By-catch as part of development of Protocol for Regional Minimum Terms and Conditions (MTC) in South Western Indian Ocean (SWIO) Region commissioned by WWF