Linda Oloo

Linda Oloo

Research Officer

ABOUT Linda Oloo

Linda is a Research Officer whose work mostly focuses on the neurological and developmental outcomes of young children living in resource-poor urban settings and pastoral communities in rural Kenya. She has also successfully supported the conceptualization, design, and implementation of projects that improved the quality of childcare and women’s economic outcomes in these settings. She is skilled in the codesign of practical and scalable intervention models and has also offered technical support to county governments in reviewing legislation and policies on childcare in Kenya. 

On a day-to-day basis, she manages the routine activities of research projects within the unit, such as developing study tools, obtaining ethical approvals, recruiting, training, and supervising field teams, data analysis, and writing project reports and outputs such as blogs, policy briefs, and manuscripts.

In her previous role, she worked in various capacities in the Nairobi Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems (NUHDSS) project, joining the project as a Field Interviewer.

Linda holds a Master of Arts degree in Gender and Development from the Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies of the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and a Master of Science degree in Gerontology from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nairobi in 2012.

Linda is passionate about using her work to advance social justice for underprivileged populations, especially those in resource-poor settings and pastoral communities.  She is driven by the desire to conduct research that can highlight disparities such as gender, poverty, and age and provide solutions that can improve the lives and opportunities of these populations