Concurrently to her role at the African Climate Foundation, Stacey is Assistant Professor at Leiden University. She has worked around China-Africa engagement for the past decade, having received her PhD from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Her research has focused on the human rights dimension of these relations, as well as regional integration, African agency, and Responsible Business practices in China-Africa relations. As a South African passionate about Pan-Africanism she has also worked in the Netherlands, Senegal, Ghana and Haiti.