She holds an M.A in Education and International Development from University College London (UCL), an M.A in Development Studies from Erasmus University in the Netherlands, and a B.A in Psychology from Daystar University. Prior to joining APHRC, she worked for the Society for International Development (SID) as a Policy Research Officer, where she was responsible for generating evidence to track implementation of the 2010 Constitution of Kenya. Joan has more than 10 years’ experience working on child and youth rights.
Joan believes in the power of research to advance the rights of disadvantaged and excluded groups. She conducts research with an aim to affect meaningful change for women, children and youth.