Jamie-Lee holds a Master’s degree in Research Psychology from North West University, Potchefstroom (May 2019); her dissertation focused on positive psychology interventions in schools. While teaching English in South Korea, she completed a Bachelor of Arts Honours (cum laude) in Applied Psychology at UNISA (March 2017). She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Journalism & Media Studies from Rhodes University (March 2014). In 2018 she joined the Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute (ASRI) as a Research Associate. Jamie is a curious individual intrigued by human behaviour and experiences, and the complex, interrelated demographic, social, economic, psychological and biological factors that contribute towards it. She aspires to assist in the creation of change through skilled research and knowledge. She is determined to contribute to the improvement of South Africa’s basic education system. Her most recent publication ‘The state of our education system and principles for improvement’, addresses the challenges faced by our basic education system and suggests principles
for amelioration. Her research in basic education continues as she believes quality education is the only route to a more equitable and prosperous South Africa.