Dr Derica Lambrechts is an experienced political science lecturer, political risk analyst and organised crime expert. Her research interests include interaction between domestic non-state actors, the state, and society; organised criminal groups as a domestic non-state actor; environmental organised crime; theoretical frameworks of political risk; political security-risk; and industry specific political risk models.
She has 16 years of experience in research, teaching, and strategic policy formulation. She holds a Y2 (Promising Young Researcher) rating from the South African National Research Foundation. From 2018–2020 she served as Head ofthe Department at Political Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.