Cayley first joined SAIIA as a Konrad Adenauer Stiftung scholar in 2018, during which time she provided research assistance to the African Governance and Diplomacy Programme. She then spent two years as a researcher at Africa Check, the continent’s leading fact-checking organisation. Cayley re-joined SAIIA in 2021 as a researcher in the African Governance and Diplomacy Programme. She leads the organisation’s Russia-Africa project but also has a keen interest in the African Peer Review Mechanism. She holds a first-class Masters Degree in International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand.