Anne Khisa

Anne Khisa

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

ABOUT Anne Khisa

Anne is the Program Coordinator for the UKRI-GCRF Accelerating Achievement for Africa’s Adolescent’s Hub project. Her recent research portfolio in research on higher education and capacity-strengthening (2018-2019) includes a collaborative project between the APHRC and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to develop a framework and indicators for the impact of research strengthening capacity initiatives in Africa; examination of the gender responsiveness of the CARTA doctoral program; and qualitative research on the resultant capacity building that occurs when researchers engage in multicounty studies. Currently, she is part of a team investigating the ‘Participation and quality of experiences of women in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in postgraduate training programs and careers in East Africa.

Anne earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Sciences from the University of Nairobi in 2016. Her thesis titled ‘A grounded theory of regaining normalcy, health-seeking behavior and reintegration of patients with obstetric fistula in Kenya’ involved undertaking qualitative research on obstetric fistula – a neglected girls’ and women’s maternal health condition.

Anne is passionate about gender mainstreaming and equitable sharing of resources. A summary of her published works focusing on obstetric fistula, gender equality in higher education, and impact evaluation in research capacity initiatives are available via ORCID_Khisa, linkedin_Khisa, and Scopus_Khisa profiles.  Her most recent interactive article titled ‘what can be done to better support women pursuing their PhDs in Africa’ is available via The Conversation Africa.

Follow her on Twitter @Khisa_Anne.