Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya
A. Personal Statement
I am a full Professor of psychiatry at the University of Nairobi in Kenya supervising Masters and Doctoral students, a position I have held since 1995, and I am also the Founding Director of Africa Mental Health Foundation (AMHF), a Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to research and evidence based policy, practice and promotion of mental and neurological health, and healthy behavior, which has grown to become a leading center of Mental Health Research in the Eastern and Central Africa. I have just completed compiling my thesis for higher doctorate (DSc.) from the University of Nairobi, the first ever such degree by University of Nairobi alumni.
I am also Chair of the Africa Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) and Secretary to the World Psychiatric Association, Division of Psychiatry in Developing countries. Educated in Kenya and London, he has served as the Principal Investigator (PI) for nearly all Kenyan published clinical and community epidemiological studies on mental health.
I am a Member - Peer Review Committee of the Grand Challenges Global Mental Health and also Member - National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)/National Institutes of Health (NIH) â Committee to develop Mental Health Research Strategy
To establish the prevalence rate of and factors associated with burnout syndrome among medical workers at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi.