Miriam Nyawira

Miriam is a PGD fellow at IDeAL-KEMRI-WT under the supervision of Prof Charles Newton and Ms Mary Bitta, with a keen research interest in Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders. (MSND) She holds a BSC degree in Nursing and Public Health from Kenyatta University and a certificate in Leadership Development and Mentorship from the same institution. She also holds certificates in Paediatric Advanced Life support (PALS), ACLS and BLS.

Prior to becoming a PGD fellow, she interned at Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital, where she participated in the care of the mentally ill and rehabilitation of patients post substance use. She has also worked at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital where she was part of a team taking care of victims of gender based violence and patients with neurological conditions.

In 2011, she participated in the Secondary Schools Congress on Science and Technology for sustainable development under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and attained position two. In the same year, she represented Naivasha Sub County at the Nakuru county science congress and also attained position two.

She aspires to become a global health research leader and to promote evidence-based practices in the care and rehabilitation of persons with mental, neurological and substance use disorders.