the experts


Mark Drummond


Mark has over a decade of experience working in advertising for large agencies such as Ogilvy and M&C Saatchi Abel. He applies his extensive experience in the development of marketing strategies and creative advertising campaigns to the relatively new field of Consumer Neuroscience. Mark is also a board member of SAMRA (The Southern African Marketing Research Association).

  • ​Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

  • Bachelor of Business Science (BBusSc), Marketing Honours

John Laurence

The Neuromarketing Guru

  • Bachelor of Commerce

  • Honours PGDip Marketing

Michael Kaplan

The Implicit guy

  • Master of Business Science (Marketing - enrolled)

  • Bachelor of Business Science (Marketing)

Dr. Stéfan Du Plessis

The Mindhunter

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Psychiatry

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB, ChB)

Dr. Michelle Henry

The Night-time Scientist

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Psychology - enrolled

  • Master of Arts, Psychological Research; Clinical Neuropsychology

Dr. Johnathan Swart

The Astronaut

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); Physics, Observational Cosmology, Radio Astronomy

  • BA (Hons) Natural Sciences, MSci Experimental & Theoretical Physics

Dr. Jeandri Roberston

The Academic

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); Industrial Marketing

  • Master of Business Science 

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing Communications

David Perrot

The Behavioural Predictor

  • Post-graduate diploma in Marketing and Communications

  • Bachelor of Commerce; Management Science (Marketing)

Matthew Cherry

The Neuro-Evolutionast

  • Master of Science, Neuro-evolutionary Algorithms (Enrolled)

  • Honours Degree; Computer Science

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc); Maths and Computer Science

Alex Furman

The Dev Dude

  • Computer Science (Honours)

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc)


Dr. David Rosenstein


David comes from a background in Clinical Psychology, has vast knowledge in the field of Neuroscience and has completed his PhD on the bases of using fMRI neuroimaging technologies. As the scientific backbone of the Neural Sense™ team, he ensures that all projects are both scientifically and ethically sound. David is also a board member of The AAA School of Advertising.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); Psychiatry 

  • Master of Arts (M.A.), Clinical Psychology

Dr. JP Fouche

The Mind Listener

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Neuroscience

  • Master of Science in Physiology (MSc Medical) 

Dr Ayanda Vilakazi

The Game Changer

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); Consumer Science (Neuro-marketing)

  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) 

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Siobhan McCreesh

The Social Researcher

  • Master of Social Science in Psychology (MSocSc)

  • BA (Hons) Psychology

Eduard Kieser

The Data Dude

  • Master of Engineering (MEng), Mechatronics

  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), Mechatronics

Dr. Katharine James

The Brainiac

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); Psycholgoy

  • Masters degree (upgrade to PhD), Psychological Research; Clinical Neuropsychology

Dr Andre Hofmeyr

The Experimentalist

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); Economics

  • B.Soc.Sci. Politics, Philosophy Economics

  • Honours, Economics

  • M.Com Economics

Anne Thistleton

The Mind Scientist

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA); Marketing 

  • Bachelor of Business Science; Marketing

Kim Stephenson

The Exercise Guru

  • MSc (Med) Exercise Science

  • Bsc Kinesiology and Exercise Science (Honours)

Sandy McGuffog

The Company Strategist

  • Masters in Business Administration

  • MSc, Electrical Engineering;

  • BSc, Electrical Engineering


We're always on the lookout for great talent. 

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the interns

Caitlin Zunckel

Scholarship Student

  • MBusSc (Marketing)

  • Bachelor of Business Science


Daniela Marais

July 2020 - Current

  • Master of Economics and Consumer Psychology 

  • Bachelor of Commerce; Industrial Psychology (Honours)


Lara Abbott

Scholarship Student

  • MBusSc (Marketing)

  • Bachelor of Business Science 


Estiaan Pretorius

July 2020 - Current

  • Bachelor of Art; Psychology and Sociology 


Emily Cotterrell

December 2019- January 2020

  • Bachelor of Business Science (Marketing)


Ilse Simonsma

September 2019 - December 2019

  • BSc Neuroscience


Robin Delehonte

October 2019 - January 2020

​Double education; Engineering/Management & Entrepreneurship Master's Degree


Gatien Dupont

June 2019 - January 2020

  • Double education; Engineering/Management & Entrepreneurship Master's Degree

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Aidan Wallace

June 2019 - Current

  • Bachelor of Commerce; Finance and Economics (Statistics); honours

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Juhi Madaree

June - August 2018

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Marketing

  • Bachelor of Fashion

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Sophie Jellema

January - March 2018

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Neuroscience


Melissa Florio

September - December 2015

  • Bachelor of Art; Psychology

Jan-Julius Priester

February 2019 - July 2019

  • Global Marketing & Sales Degree


Maxime Leharanger

May 2018 - July 2018

  • Bachelor of Human Biological Neurosciences Specialities

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Rajdeep Chokar

July - September 2016

  • Bachelor of Art; Psychology



We're always on the lookout for great interns.


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