At present, Brynley is a Masters student at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Rhodes University where she hopes to continue her research on land governance in South Africa as started in her honours year.
After completing her BA International Studies degree at Stellenbosch University majoring in Political Science, History and French, Brynley moved to Rhodes University to complete her BA(Hons) in Political Science and International Studies which was obtained cum laude. It was then when she first started to look into land reform and land issues in South Africa. This included work on both land restitution and its hindrances as well as land tenure and its effects on agricultural production.
With her roots in international studies and geopolitics, her interests include policy, land reform and international land issues in Africa