Lucy Kamau
Research Assistant

Lucy W. Kamau is a Medical Anthropologist with extensive knowledge and experience in qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis. With a focus on mental health, particularly psychosis and Dementia, Lucy possesses over 8 years of progressive experience in this field.

Lucy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work and is currently in the final stages of completing her Master of Arts Degree in Medical Anthropology. Her career path includes working with diverse health research teams, such as the Africa Mental Health Research and Training Foundation, where she contributed to the successful implementation of mental health programs in Nairobi, Machakos, and Makueni Counties. Additionally, she played a key role in the conceptualization of the Stride protocol, a collaborative project between Kenyatta National Hospital and Hospital for Sick Kids Canada, aimed at enhancing access to childhood cancer essentials in Kenya. Notably, Lucy was also involved with Ikuze Africa, where she dedicated her efforts to improving employment opportunities for women with psychosocial needs in Tana River County. 

She has co-authored several research papers in reputable journals, focusing on subjects such as cancer medicine access, mental health knowledge, COVID-19 prevention, and improving lives for persons with disabilities. She is also a member of the Anthropological Society of Kenya.  

​Currently, at the BMI, Lucy plays a pivotal role in the development and implementation of various research tools. Her responsibilities extend to participant recruitment, data collection, transcription, analysis, and report writing.​