Zanele teaches across a wide range of subjects and programmes including the undergraduate degree courses, postgraduate Legal Practice Course and Professional Skills Courses. With a particular expertise in family law, Zanele's scholarship focuses on the regulation of relationships, in particular same-sex relationships and LGBT rights in sub-Saharan Africa. Zanele is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Liverpool on the subject of “Same-Sex marriage in sub-Saharan Africa: the barriers to the realisation of marriage equality”. Zanele is a qualified solicitor and supervises student work in the university Pro bono Law clinic. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Zanele is the Course Leader for the undergraduate Masters in Law course which is a 4 year degree that incorporates the LLB (Hons) and Legal Practice Course. Zanele has also published a book chapter and journal articles.
Zanele qualified as a solicitor in 2015 and shortly after qualifying, Zanele returned to her studies and commenced the LLM in Legal Practice. On completing this course she joined the University of Central Lancashire as a Lecturer in September 2015. Zanele has presented papers at several domestic and international conferences.
- (current) PhD in Law University of Liverpool
- 2016 LLM in Legal Practice, Nottingham Trent University
- 2014 Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, BPP Leeds
- 2009 LLB (Hons) Law, Leeds Metropolitan University
- Same-sex marriage
- same-sex relationships
- protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
- External Examiner - University of Bolton
- Fellowship Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
- Ordinary Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
- Association of Law Teachers
- Socio-Legal Studies Association
- International Society of Family Law
- Solicitors Regulation Authority
- Law Society