Mr. Simon Nderitu Githui

Designation: Lecturer
Contact: +254735 744 252
Email: simon.githui@dkut.ac.ke
School: Nursing
Department: Nursing Education, Leadership and Management and Research

 

Academic Background

QualificationInstitutionYear
MSc. NursingUniversity of Nairobi2015
BSc. NursingUniversity of Eastern Africa, Baraton2010

Professional Qualifications

QualificationInstitutionYear
Advanced Pediatric MedicineLoma Linda University Children’s Hospital2009

Areas of Expertise

  • Nursing Education, Mental Health

Work Experience

  • March 2020 – To Date: Lecturer – Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
  • September, 2018 – February, 2020: Tutorial Fellow – Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
  • 2013 – August, 2018: Tutorial Fellow – University of Eastern African, Baraton
  • 2012: Nursing Officer – Nairobi West Hospital
  • 2011: Nursing Officer Intern – Embu County Referral Hospital

Other University and National Responsibilities

  • Chair of Department- Nursing Education, Leadership and Management and Research
  • In-charge of short courses at the school of Nursing, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

Social Responsibilities

  • 2015 – 2016: Volunteer provider’ of community mental health nursing services at Kamili Organization.
  • 2013 – Present: Member of the health council at SDA Church, Satellite New-Life, Nairobi

Publications

Papers presented in Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

  • April, 2019: Attended 22nd  Annual Scientific Conference of Kenya Mental Health Nurses Chapter in Kisii. Presented a paper entitled “Online Sexual exploitation of Adolescent and Children
  • April, 2016: Attended 19th Annual Scientific Conference of Kenya Mental Health Nurses Chapter in Kitale. Presented a paper entitled “Assessment of barriers associated with screening pregnant women for intimate partner violence from nurse’s perspective at Pumwani maternity hospital, Nairobi
  • May, 2015: Attended 7th Annual Scientific Conference of Kenya Psychiatric Association in Eldoret
  • October, 2014: Attended Research Proposal Writing Workshop facilitated by University of Nairobi and University of Washington in Machakos

Awards, Scholarships and Recognitions

  • Oct. 2019: A beneficiary of pilot and feasibility grant from Healthy Lifestyle Institute of the University of Pittsburgh for the study: Socio-demographic predictors and cardiovascular correlates of age-related cognitive impairment in mid-life and elderly community dwelling Kenyans.
  • 2016: A beneficiary of Korean Government Scholarship.
  • 2015: A beneficiary of research grant from Partnership for Innovative Medical Education in Kenya (PRIME-K) of College of Health Sciences University of Nairobi, a grant from National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI
  • 2014: A beneficiary of Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Fund Scholarship Award

Research

  • Jacob Kigo, Kirk Erickson, Moses Mwangi Gitonga, Simon Nderitu Githui, Chaeryon Kang: Socio-demographic predictors and cardiovascular correlates of age-related cognitive impairment in mid-life and elderly community dwelling Kenyans.
  • Miriam C.A. Wagoro, Irene G. Mageto, Simon Githui: Nurses’ perspectives of patient dignity in mental health nursing: Mathari hospital, Kenya.
  • Miriam C.A. Wagoro, Greenbaum, Jordan, Irene Mageto, Simon Githui, Michael Ager, Joyce Odhiambo: Reduction of Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (OCSA/E) in Kenya.
  • Simon Githui, Park Wan Ju: Community based model on stigma reduction for patients with mental disorders.

Research Interests

  • Neurocognitive disorders and Gender based violence

Affiliation/Membership to Professional Bodies

  • Nursing Council of Kenya
  • National Nurses Association Of Kenya

Any other talent that could contribute to the University agenda (Examples: Re-known Mentor, Sports person, Master of Ceremony e.t.c)

  • Psychotherapist