Dr. Catherine Gitau is a consultant psychiatrist with a Master of Medicine degree in Psychiatry from the University of Nairobi. She is full time faculty in the department of medicine at the Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi. She has over twelve (12) years’ experience in assessment and management of various mental illness.
She previously held a faculty position at the University of Nairobi where she participated in various research activities and enrolled into an Epidemiology fellowship Programme. Her main research interest is in integration of mental healthcare at the primary healthcare and is in the process of developing her PhD proposal in this area. She actively participated in providing psychosocial support to healthcare workers during the COVID 19 pandemic through weekly mental health webinars and in the establishment of the healthcare workers call center.