Kui Muraya is a Post-Doctoral Social Scientist at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya with a particular interest in gender & health, and social science research more broadly. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree (majoring in Psychology & Anthropology) from the University of Adelaide, Australia, an Honours Degree in Health Sciences (General Practice) from the same institution and a PhD in Public Health and Social Care from the Open University, UK.
More recently she was a co-principal investigator in a multi-country study exploring gender and leadership within health systems in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. She currently plays a leading role as a gender specialist and social scientist in one study site (Nairobi) of a multi-country study exploring (socioeconomic, cultural and household) factors that contribute to post-hospital discharge mortality in acutely ill undernourished and well-nourished children; with a goal to develop targeted actionable interventions to lower mortality.
She is also a member of the Research in Gender & Ethics (RinGs): Building Stronger Health Systems Network Steering Committee, and a mentor in The Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research mentorship programme for early career female researchers.