Dr. Vijay Reddy is the Executive Director of the Education and Skills Development research programme at the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa. She holds a PhD in science education from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She has extensive research experience, including coordinating the South African component of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study and has published extensively on TIMSS. She has also led a massive multi-year research project to support building the Skills Planning Mechanism and led the writing of the Skills Supply and Demand Report. Vijay has undertaken research projects for organisations such as the National Research Foundation, (UNESCO) and Department of Science and Technology (DST).