Dr Dorcas Kamuya
- Chair: Health Systems and Research Ethics Department
I am a Wellcome Trust Society & Ethics fellow, conducting empirical ethics research examining if and how communities could be engaged on complex ethical topics, with bio-banking as a case study. Other areas I am involved include developing ethical frameworks on Controlled Human Infection Studies for LMIC. As a social science researcher in LMIC, my research interests span two interrelated areas: the value of community and public engagement in health research, and ethical dilemmas for frontline research workers. I am primarily based at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) in Kilifi, Kenya. I currently chair the Health Systems and Research Ethics Department, and co-lead the Health Systems Research theme in the Programme.
I am a member of several collaborative initiatives including Board Member of International Association of Bioethics (IAB); Global Health Bioethics Network, H3Africa Community Engagement working group, Africa Ethics Working Group (AEWG) on Neuro-ethics research, among others. My research work is shared through a growing list of publications, presentations in many national and international meetings and conferences.
Enhancing fieldworkers' performance management support in health research: an exploratory study on the views of field managers and fieldworkers from major research centres in Africa.
Kombe FK. et al, (2019), BMJ open, 9
Controlled Human Malaria Infection in Semi-Immune Kenyan Adults (CHMI-SIKA): a study protocol to investigate in vivo Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite growth in the context of pre-existing immunity
Kapulu MC. et al, (2019), Wellcome Open Research, 3, 155 - 155
Evolution of a programme to engage school students with health research and science in Kenya.
Davies A. et al, (2019), Wellcome open research, 4
The NeuroDev Study: Phenotypic and Genetic Characterization of Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Kenya and South Africa
de Menil V. et al, (2019), Neuron, 101, 15 - 19
Ethical considerations in Controlled Human Malaria Infection studies in low resource settings: Experiences and perceptions of study participants in a malaria Challenge study in Kenya
Njue M. et al, (2018), Wellcome Open Research, 3, 39 - 39