Patrick is a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP), in Kilifi, Kenya. He joined the programme as a project assistant in November 2005 after completion of a BSc (Nursing Sciences) Degree in Moi University. His main roles were to support in-patient studies of respiratory viral pathogens. Since then he has been involved in a broad range of research activities, including the development of research Protocols, management of a paediatric ward-based surveillance studies of respiratory syncytial virus, staff training, and detailed statistical analysis of datasets. Patrick was awarded a Commonwealth MSc training scholarship in 2008, and completed the MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom in October 2009, passing with a distinction. Upon his return, he initiated epidemiological studies to investigate the transmission patterns of a range of respiratory viruses in the community settings. These studies formed part of his Ph.D training under the supervision of Professors D. James Nokes (affiliated to KWTRP, Kilifi, Kenya and University of Warwick, UK) and Graham F. Medley (University of Warwick, UK). He successfully defended his thesis titled 'Transmission of Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Households: Who Acquires Infection from Whom' at the Open University, UK in August 2013. Patrick is enthused by research and wishes to create a career in the area of infectious disease epidemiology.
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