Njeri is a Family Physician and has several years of clinical experience in Primary Care. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Family Medicine Aga Khan University Hospital having worked as Interim-Programme Director there for almost two years prior to enrolling here at the University of Cambridge. One of her specific roles has been to supervise Family Medicine residents as they rotate in resource poor settings in a rural area in Kenya. Njeri and her colleagues have noted an increased burden in non-communicable disease in the rural setting where they work. While this rural setting provides a diverse case mix, there exists an untapped potential for research in this primary care setting, an area she hopes to exploit on completion of the MPhil in Primary Care Research.
Njeri’s primary interest lies in translating the science of medicine into her day-to-day practice. Whilst she has some experience in qualitative methodology she feels that she needs the requisite expertise in quantitative methodology as well that will be provided by the Cambridge University MPhil. This course will empower her with a skillset in collecting and analysing large quantitative and qualitative data sets. Additionally it will enhance her career as an academic clinician-researcher in primary care medicine in Africa.