Dr Dorothy Oluoch
Dorothy is an Early Career Research Fellow at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme. Her background is in Anthropology, and she holds an MSc in Medical Anthropology from Brunel University, UK. She has recently completed a PhD in Public Health from the open university, UK. Her doctoral project was trying to understand the experiences of mothers of hospitalised sick newborns in Nairobi using ethnographic approaches.
She has a keen interest in Maternal, neonatal and Child Health, health systems, health care access and delivery as well as patient experiences research. Dorothy is currently developing a study that is focussed on exploring the potential for using mothers’ experiences narratives and digital stories of pre-term birth in Kenya as educational tools to improve people-centred care in LMICs.
Mothers' involvement in providing care for their hospitalised sick newborns in Kenya: a focused ethnographic account.
Oluoch D. et al, (2023), BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 23
Improving facility-based care: eliciting tacit knowledge to advance intervention design.
English M. et al, (2022), BMJ global health, 7
Infant malnutrition treatment in Kenya: Health worker and breastfeeding peer supporter experiences
Chabeda S. et al, (2021), Maternal & Child Nutrition
Neonatal nursing policy and practice in Kenya: Key stakeholders and their views on task-shifting as an intervention to improve care quality.
Oluoch D. et al, (2018), Wellcome Open Research, 3, 35 - 35
“You cannot know if it’s a baby or not a baby”: uptake, provision and perceptions of antenatal care and routine antenatal ultrasound scanning in rural Kenya
Oluoch DA. et al, (2015), BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 15