Shirine manages the Epidemiology and Demography Department, and the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Impact Study (PCVIS). She has an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Management from Cranfield University, United Kingdom. She has worked for 20 years in organisation development, research and grant management, including with Ashridge Consulting, Ashridge Business School and English Nature. Prior to joining KEMRI in September 2016, Shirine spent five years at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine managing research grants and consultancies in Ethiopia, India and Nigeria.
Shirine is Programme Manager for the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Impact Study (PCVIS) and Department Manager for the Epidemiology and Demography Department. PCVIS is a longstanding collaboration between KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi County Ministry of Health and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the study provides robust data about the impact of PCV10 vaccine in Kenya. The Epidemiology and Demography Department comprises three research groups: Human Genetic Factors, Invasvie Bacterial Disease and Virus Epidemiology & Control, and is the 'home' of the Kilifi Health and Demographic Surveillance System.