CATHERINE NKIROTE KUNYANGA | Ph.D.

BIO

Dr. Catherine Kunyanga is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Technology, University of Nairobi with a PhD in Food Science and Technology. Her research interest focuses on Food Technology, Postharvest Management, Food and Nutrition Security, International Nutrition and Food Safety for improved livelihoods and income generation. She has published several papers in international journals on this subject as well as attended numerous trainings and conferences both locally and internationally.

Dr. Kunyanga is involved in a number of collaborative projects in various capacities which has provide her with skills in proposal writing, project management and planning and other skills. Most of her projects focus on improving food security and resilience of marginalized and vulnerable groups; nutrition status assessment; tools for assessment etc. in Arid and Semi-Arid (ASALs) regions of Kenya including Marsabit, Isiolo, Turkana, Garissa, Wajir, Laikipia, Tharaka Nithi, Kitui and Kajiado Counties.  READ MORE

Academic Positions

  • Present2018

    Senior Lecturer

    University of Nairobi | Faculty of Agriculture | Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology

  • 20182011

    Lecturer,

    University of Nairobi | Faculty of Agriculture | Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology

  • 20112010

    Tutorial Fellow

    University of Nairobi | Faculty of Agriculture | Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology

  • 20102008

    Part-time Lecturer

    University of Nairobi | Faculty of Agriculture | Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology

  • 20062005

    Research Assistant

    University of Nairobi | Food Research Office

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2011

    Doctor of Philosophy | Food Science and Technology,

    University of Nairobi / University of Hohenheim

  • M.Sc. 2006

    Master of Science | Food Science and Technology

    Boston University

  • B.Sc. 2002

    Bachelor of Science | Food Science and Technology

    University of Nairobi

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2017
    Chair | Local Organizing Committee | 1st All Africa Postharvest Congress
    Local organizing committee member and Chairman of the Postharvest Technologies and Innovations Challenge appreciation in the 1st All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition “Reducing postharvest losses: Sustainable Solutions for Africa”, 2017 held on 28th to 31 March, 2017 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 2015
    Australia Awards Fellowship
  • 2009
    DAAD Scholarship | PhD research | University of Hohenheim | Stuttgart | Germany
  • 2008
    DAAD Scholarship | University of Nairobi | PhD studies
  • 2003
    University of Nairobi Scholarship | Master of Science Degree.
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