Judy Baariu


Prof. Charles Newton Dr. Symon Kariuki

Baariu holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Moi University, Kenya where she graduated top of her class earning her an opportunity to study interdisplinary perspectives on chronic pain at the Linköping University, Sweden. Through the course she gained interest in aspects of disability and rehabilitation. Currently, she is part of the IDeAL programme as a Post Graduate Diploma fellow in Health research methods undertaking a research project on behavioral and emotional problems in children with neurological impairments in low and middle income countries.

Prior to becoming a PGD fellow, Judy interned at the Meru teaching and referral hospital where she gained clinical and administrative skills and also worked as an immunization coach with the Kenya Red Cross. She has also been involved in various community outreach programmmes and primary health care initiatives. Through her work she intends to bring to the fore the plight of children with neurological impairments as well as spearhead efforts to finding workable interventions that will not only improve their quality of life and that of their parents and guardians but also ease their integration into the community.