BScN (UON), MSc (London), DPhil (Oxford)
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
- Neuropsychiatry, Genetics, Epilepsy, Mental Health, Neuroscience & Neuroepidemiology
I am a Postdoctoral Scientist at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya, and a Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK. I am also a fellow at the Global Initiative in Neuropsychiatric Genetics Education in Research (GINGER), Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University, USA. I was funded by the British Commonwealth Scholarship Commission to study MSc in Clinical Neurosciences of the Epilepsies at King's College London, and by the Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship to study a DPhil in Clinical Medicine (specialising in Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology) at the University of Oxford, where my DPhil project won a Graduate Research Prize of the Medical Sciences Division. I have a broad research interest in the epidemiology of neurological, neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders in people living in sub-Saharan Africa, including the genetic susceptibility to these disorders. I have been awarded a 3-year MQ fellowship in mental health to study the genetic risk and overlap between epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders and psychotic disorders.
Association between maternal psychological adversity and lung function in South African infants: A birth cohort study.
Kariuki SM. et al, (2020), Pediatr Pulmonol, 55, 236 - 244
Associations of antenatal maternal psychological distress with infant birth and development outcomes: Results from a South African birth cohort.
MacGinty RP. et al, (2020), Compr Psychiatry, 96
Premature mortality in children aged 6-9 years with neurological impairments in rural Kenya: a cohort study.
Abuga JA. et al, (2019), Lancet Glob Health, 7, e1728 - e1735
Neurocognitive Correlates Of Seizure Disorders In Preschool Children From Rural Kenya: A Population-Based Study
Kariuki S. et al, (2019), EPILEPSIA, 60, 234 - 234
Neuropsychiatric Genetics of African Populations-Psychosis (NeuroGAP-Psychosis): a case-control study protocol and GWAS in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda.
Stevenson A. et al, (2019), BMJ Open, 9