Lucy-Joy Wachira

Kenyatta UniversityKenya

Name: Dr. Lucy-Joy Muthoni Wachira (PhD) Title/Qualification: Dr. (PhD) Department: Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science Designation/Position: Lecturer Email: wachira.lucy@ku.ac.ke Academic & Professional Qualifications: PhD (Physical and Health Education) August 2010 to July 2014, Kenyatta University Department of Physical and Health Education Title of thesis: Physical Activity, Screen-Based Sedentary Behaviour, Dietary Habits and Adiposity of 9 to 11 Year Old School Children in Nairobi County, Kenya Master of Science Degree (Physical and Health Education) September 2005 to December 2008, Kenyatta University Department of Exercise, Recreation and Sports Science Title of thesis: Use of Exercise Therapy in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus by Adult Diabetics at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya Bachelor of Education (Arts) Degree (Physical Education Double) September 2001 – October 2005 Second Class Honors (Upper Division), Kenyatta University Employment History: -April 2010 to date Lecturer, Kenyatta University, Nairobi Departments: Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science School of Public Health and Applied Human Sciences -January 2009 to July 2010 Lecturer, Daystar University, Nairobi Department of Science: Health and Physical Fitness Faculty of Science and Technology Affiliation of Professional Bodies: - Sedentary Behaviour Research Network (SBRN) - Member -Africa Physical Activity Network (AFPAN) –Steering committee Member - Sports Medicine Society of Kenya (SMSK)- Member -The International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport (ISCPES) -Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance (AFAHPER-SD) Research in Funded Projects: 1. Kenya healthy diet and active Lifestyle Infrastructure for the NeXt generation (Kenya-LINX). Joint collaborative research project by Swansea University, UK and Kenyatta University, Kenya. Period: November 2019 – November 2021. Granting Body: British Academy. 2. Building higher education and research capacity to address the physical activity and nutrition transition in Kenya: the Kenya-Finland Education and Research Alliance (KENFIN-EDURA) 2017-2020. Granting Body: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (HEI ICI project fund HEL7M0453-82). 3. Outdoor Adventure Practice in the Afro-Alpine Mountain Areas in East Africa: Training, Certification, Competence and Standards in Injury Occurrence and Pre-Hospital Emergency Risk Management (PHERM) 2016 – 2019. Granting Body: Kenyatta University Vice-chancellors Research grant. 4. International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE) – KENYA SITE: 2011-2015. Granting Body: Pennington Biomedical Research Centre, Baton Rouge USA. Publications: Referred Journals – 24 publications Books and Books Chapters - 4 books and 1 book chapter Conference (international and local) Papers presentation – 13 presentations Supervision of Postgraduate Students: – 11 masters students and 9 PhD students

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