Dr Edna Mutua


Dr Edna Mutua




Dr Mutua is a Social Scientist in the Health Systems Research Group.  She joined the team mid-2021. She is a Co-Investigator in the CINAMR and HIGH-Q projects. The Clinical Information Network-Antimicrobial Resistance (CINAMR) project’s objective is to pilot a “hub and spoke” approach for bacteremia surveillance in LMIC settings that can be scaled and embedded in health systems, examining its feasibility, acceptability, and utility. The Learning to Harness Innovation in Global Health or Quality Care (HIGH – Q) project’s focus is on understanding how technological and human resource interventions can be designed and implemented successfully to enhance the quality of inpatient and post-discharge neonatal care. 


Edna holds a PhD in Anthropology, and an MA in Gender and Development Studies from the University of Nairobi’s Department of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies. Her research interests are within the spheres of One Health, zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and evaluation of health interventions in East Africa.  


Other roles

Supporting supervision of HIGH-Q project DPhil students  

Group team members

CINAMR Project:  

  • Samuel Aketch - Principal Investigator 
  • Jacob Mcknight - Co-Investigator  
  • Felix Bahati - Assistant Research Officer 

HIGH-Q Project:  

  • Mike English - Principal Investigator 
  • Sassy Molyneux - Co-Investigator 
  • Caroline Jones - Co-Investigator 
  • Sebastian Fuller - Co-Investigator 
  • Michuki Maina - Co-Investigator 
  • Dorothy Oluoch - Co-Investigator 
  • David Gathara - Co-Investigator 
  • Kenneth Karumba - Project Manager  
  • Nancy Odinga - Research Officer 
  • Vincent Kagonya - Research Officer 
  • Caroline Waithira - Assistant Research Officer  
  • Onesmus Onyango - Assistant Research Office 



Samuel Akech, Jacob Mcknight, Michuki Maina, Dorothy Oluoch, Sebastian Fuller, Sassy Molyneux, Caroline Jones, Mike English.  


  • Department of Paediatrics and Childhood Health, School of Medicine, University of Nairobi 
  • Ministry of Health, Kenya  
  • Kenya Paediatric Association 
  • Kenya Paediatric Research Consortium (KEPRECON) 
  • Clinical Information Network- participating County Hospitals 
  • Health Systems Collaborative, University of Oxford


  • HIGH-Q