PhD (Klagenfurt, Austria), MA (Vienna, Austria), Diploma in Business Management (AIM, Sydney)
Dr Elisabeth Pillgrab-Parker graduated with a PhD in Philosophy in Austria in 1991. She moved then to Australia, where she established a successful career in Pedagogy and Business management.
In Australia, she held positions such as Head of Department of Music Pedagogy at the Australian National University (ANU), lecturer at the Catholic University Canberra, Sydney University / Conservatorium of Music, and University of Technology Sydney / Kuring-gai Campus. During her career as a lecturer, she worked as a lead coach for Opera Australia in Sydney.
After moving to South Africa in 2006, Dr Elisabeth Pillgrab-Parker lectured at the University of Cape Town (UCT) for 18 months. Subsequent to this she embarked on a career in healthcare consulting and business management.
Dr Elisabeth Pillgrab-Parker is the co-founder and operations director of Simunye Primary Healthcare and Simunye Circumcisions in Cape Town, which were established in 2006.
Dr Elisabeth Pillgrab-Parker is a researcher and the co-developer of surgical circumcision instruments including the UNICIRC® Male Surgical-Assist Circumcision Instrument.
Dr Elisabeth Pillgrab-Parker international experience and local expertise is vital in establishing and managing further projects of excellence, all in the field of preventative healthcare, health awareness, training and education, and expanding quality primary healthcare and circumcision centres.