Jacqueline Moodley is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Previously Jackie worked at the Centre for Social Development in Africa at the same University. Her research interests relate to populations characterized by poverty, disability and mental illness in South Africa. For her work, Jackie was awarded a Doctoral Fellowship from the Department of Science and Technology at the annual Women in Science Awards (WISA) in August 2017. The event was hosted by the then Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, to honour emerging scientists, established scientists and students. The fellowship recognises outstanding ability and potential in research. Some of her completed research projects on disability include “Understanding Poverty and Disability in Johannesburg” (funded by the UK Department for International Development) and “Poverty and Disability in South Africa” (funded by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade). She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies which seeks to investigate capability measures of children with disabilities with South Africa.