Dr. Eunice Ndirangu
Dean, Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa
Dr. Eunice Ndirangu joined the Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa (AKU-SONAM EA) in 2006 as an Assistant Lecturer. Since then, she has worked as a Senior Instructor and Academic Head, before becoming Interim Dean on March 18, 2019.
Dr. Ndirangu's academic career began in 2002 when she graduated from the University of East Africa – Baraton, Kenya with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN). She later pursed her Master's in Advanced Nursing Practice from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom and then in 2016, completed her PhD in Nursing Studies from the same University.
Dr. Ndirangu's areas of expertise and interest have focused largely on the sociological aspects of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support, as well as health policy and nursing education. Dr. Ndirangu has studied the intersection of health and education-training programmes in order address the practice gap in sexual healthcare. She has attended numerous conferences and published extensively throughout the span of her academic career on a wide variety of topics.
As the recipient of multiple research grants, Dr. Ndirangu has continuously pushed for the advancement and growth of the wealth of nursing knowledge. She is dedicated to providing the best practice in teaching, and is currently pursuing her Postgraduate Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education from Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom.
Apart from her current position, Dr. Ndirangu maintains roles as a reviewer for multiple academic journals, examiner for the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK), as well as sitting on AKU boards and committees, including the AKU Ethics Review Board.