Dean of School

LECTURER FOODS, NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

 esthernduku@mksu.ac.ke / ndukumatuku@yahoo.com; / ndukumatuku@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics – 2010-2015

Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya

Thesis Title: Prevalence of the Female Athlete Triad among Junior Female Long Distance runners in Iten, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Kenya

 Master of Science in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics – 2004-2008

Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya

Thesis Title: Nutritional Status and Eating Disorders among female hair and beauty college students in Nairobi, Kenya

Bachelor of Education (Home Economics) – 1994-1998

Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya

Diploma in Human Resources Management – 2000-2001

Kenya Institute of Management, Nairobi, Kenya 

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Muia E.N., Wright, H., Kuria, E.N and Onywera V.O. (2015). Adolescent elite Kenyan runners are at risk for energy deficiency, menstrual dysfunction and disordered eating. Journal of Sports Sciencehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2015.1065340

CONSULTANCY AND OTHER RESEARCH WORK DONE

  • ADRA SOMALIA (2017): Somali Resilience Programme. Traininng of VSLA members on Nutrition, Cookery, Hygiene and Kitchen Gardening in Lasaanod, Sool Region Somaliland: Lead Consultant.
  • GOK (Ministry of Health) and Micro-Nutrient Initiative (2016): Large Country LOT Quality Assurance (LC-LQAS) Analysis Survey for Zinc, Vitamin A and Iron/Folic Acid Supplementation programs in Kenya: January 2016: Regional Supervisor
  • GOK (Ministry of Health) and Micro-Nutrient Initiative (2014): Large Country LOT Quality Assurance (LC-LQAS) Analysis Survey for Zinc, Vitamin A and Iron/Folic Acid Supplementation programs in Kenya: November 2014 – January 2015: Regional Supervisor
  • GOK (Ministry of Health) and Micro-Nutrient Initiative (2014): Large Country LOT Quality Assurance (LC-LQAS) Analysis Survey for Zinc, Vitamin A and Iron/Folic Acid Supplementation programs in Kenya: January 2014 – March 2014: Regional Supervisor
  • GOK (Ministry of Health) and Micro-Nutrient Initiative (2013): Baseline Study on Knowledge. Attitude and Practice Survey of Vitamin A and Iron & Folic Acid Supplementation in Kenya: May- July 2013: Assistant consultant
  • Plan International (2011): Rapid Nutrition Assessment in Tharaka, Kitui South, Kwale and Kilifi, Kenya: October- November 201: Assistant consultant
  • Red Cross Society of Kenya (2009): Baseline Survey on Community Based Disaster Management for Road Traffic Accidents along Mombasa Road, Fire in Nairobi and Floods in Nyando, Kenya: June 2009: Assistant Consultant
  • ADRA SOMALIA (2007): Bay Emergence Water and Sanitation Response Project, Somali: February – June 2007: Lead consultant
  • ADRA SOMALIA (2008): Bay Emergence Water and Sanitation Response Project, Somali: February – September 2008: Lead consultant
  • German Doctors (2008): Nutrition Assessment among the internally displaced persons at the St. Beneddict Catholic church in Nairobi, Kenya January – February 2008: Nutrition Consultant
  • Rockefeller Foundation and Kenyatta University (2007-2008): The English Literacy Norms, Kenya: January 2007- July 2008Research Assistant
  • World Vision (2007): Diversification of food production systems to enhance food security among peri-urban farmers in Kamae area of Nairobi, Kenya: July 2007: Training of trainers
  • South African Medical Research Institute and Unilever Kenya (2005): Kenya National adult women food consumption survey, Kenya: October – November, 2005: Research Assistant
  • IMF and Health Economic Development Consortium (2005): DARE pilot project 2 September, 2005: Research Assistant
  • UNICEF 2003: National Food Consumption Survey, Kenya: August, 2003: Research Assistant

 CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE/TRAININGS

  • Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation: Kenyatta University, 5th– 7th March, 2018
  • Transform Nutrition; Evidence for action in East Africa Conference, 8th June 2017 – Nairobi, Kenya
  • CRS 2016 Integrated Nutrition Conference: Theme: Responding with the private sector for greater Nutrition Impact, November 14th -16thNairobi, Kenya.
  • 14th African Nutrition Leadership Programme held in Potchefstroom, South Africa 8th -18th March, 2016.
  • CRS 2015 Integrated Nutrition Conference: Theme 1,000 days of Life:  New approaches for Integrated Strategies to Improve Children’s lives 14th-15th September, 2015 at the Hotel Royal Orchid, Nairobi.
  • East-African Athletics and Social Sciences International conference held 29th June -1st July, 2015 Department of Sports Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
  • 3rd Federation of African Nutrition societies (FANUS) held 24th-29th May 2015 at Arusha International Conference Centre, Tanzania
  • 2014 International Nutritional Conference held 10th to 14th March 2014 at the North Coast Beach Hotel in Mombasa, Kenya.
  • National Council for Science (NCST) – 4th Annual Conference for Dissemination of Research Results and Exhibition of Innovations held between 3rd to 6th May, 2011, at KICC, Nairobi.
  • The 4th Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference (ANEC IV) held 4th to 8th October, 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2015-to date     Lecturer Machakos University – Full time

2012-2014       Tutorial Fellow South Eastern Kenya University- Full time

2008-2012       Lecturer Kenyatta University – Part time

1998-2000       Adjunct Lecturer Kenya Post School Institute