Jacquie is a paediatrician, clinical epidemiologist, a lecturer and doctorate research fellow, with a research focus in health systems and implementation science. Her current project is trying to understand the complex epidemiology of tuberculosis in children and optimising use of guidelines and TB diagnostic tests to improve case detection of tuberculosis in children. She has collaborated with the Kenyan Ministry of Health and government hospitals in various quality improvement projects, clinical trials and systematic reviews-all of which have contributed to building evidenced-based care and policies for sick children in Kenya. She serves on the Kenya Paediatric TB Technical Working Group, is a member of the International Union of Lung Health and the WHO Child TB subgroup providing technical expertise in policy development and advocacy for improved care for children with tuberculosis. She also has vast experience in medical education. She is a trainer of trainers for the Paediatric HIV Care Course; Paediatric TB; as well as Paediatric Life support courses. She also lectures Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Nairobi; and the Diploma in Tropical Medicine with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has taken part in curriculum development/review of the mentioned courses and has trained/facilitated several courses in Kenya and the wider East Africa region. Jacquie has expertise in curriculum development and medical education; health systems research; quality improvement; monitoring and evaluation; policy formulation and implementation. She is passionate about capacity building and use of evidence to improve quality of care in children.
Jacquie's current project is trying to understand the complex epidemiology of tuberculosis in children and optimising use of guidelines and TB diagnostic tests to improve case detection of tuberculosis in children.