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 focused 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.
Dorothy is the principal investigator for the project on exploring the potential for learning and using parent experiences of preterm birth to improve in-patient neonatal care in Kenya (RESPECT Study) She also is the Kenya site project lead for the Harnessing Innovation in Global Health for Quality Care (HIGH-Q) programme of work that has a specific focus on neonatal care in low and middle-income countries’ hospitals and explores the inter-relationships between technology adoption, workforce deficits and quality of care.