dr-lucy-muthoni

Position: Lecturer
Department: Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Sciencecation
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 43844-00100
Nairobi – Kenya
Telephone: +254-02-810901 Ext. 57284
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Area of Specialization:

- Physical activity in population health and obesity studies

Research Interests:

- Physical activity in population health

- Physical activity promotion and advocacy

- Prevention and management of NCDs

- Pediatric Obesity

- Exercise Physiology

Publications

Book/Monograph

  • Wachira, L. J. M. (2011). Use of exercise therapy in the management of diabetes mellius by adult diabetic at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya. VDM VerlagDr. Muller Berlin, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-639-30764-1

  • Francis M. Mwangi, Nkatha Muthomi Lucy-Joy Wachira (2017).  Ability in Disability. Nairobi. Queenex Publishers Ltd. ISBN: 978-9966-075-66-6.

  • Lucy-Joy Wachira, Francis M. Mwangi, and Nkatha Muthomi (2016) The Trash Ball. Nairobi. Queenex Publishers Ltd. ISBN: 978-9966-075-16-1.

  • Helen N. Muthomi, Lucy-Joy Wachira, and Francis M. Mwangi, (2015). David Gets Fit. Nairobi. Queenex Publishers Ltd. ISBN: 978-9966-075-13-0.

  • Lucy Joy Wachira (2010). Use of Exercise Therapy in the Management of Diabetes Mellitus: A Baseline Clinical Survey on Exercise and Diabetes Mellitus among Adult Diabetic Patients at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Berlin, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-639-30764-1

Magazine/Report

  • Onywera, V. O., Muthuri, S. K., Hayker, S., Wachira, L. J. M., Kyallo, F., Mang’eni, R. O., Bukhala, P., Mireri C. (2016) Kenya’s 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Healthy Active Kids Kenya (HAKK), 2016
  • Muthuri, S. K., Wachira, L. J. M., Onywera, V. O., & Tremblay, M. S. (2014). Kenya’s 2014 Report Card on the Physical Activity and Body Weight of Children and Youth. Healthy Active Kids Kenya (HAKK), 2014

Papers

Conference Presentations

  • Lucy-Joy Wachira, Nils Swindell, Gareth Stratton, Muhoro Munuhe, Vincent Onywera, Mikael Fogelholm, Sophie Ochola, Maijaliisa Erkkola, Noora Kanerva, George Owino (2021). Use of accelerometers to objectively measure physical activity of pre-adolescents and their parents in a community-based study in Nairobi, Kenya. ICDAM International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (eICDAM (virtual 2021), held on February 8-12, 2021 by Wageningen University & Research Center, The Netherlands. 
  • Wachira, L. J. M., Muthuri, S. K., Tremblay, M. S., & Onywera, V. O. (2017). Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, Diet and BMI Status of Kenyan Urban School Children: Results from ISCOLE-Kenya: Presented at the KENFIN-EDURA International Colloquium held on the 19th September 2017 at the, EE-house Walter-hall, Viikki campus, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Wachira, L. J. M., Muthuri, S. K., Tremblay, M. S., & Onywera, V. O. (2016). School related opportunities for physical activity. Symposium on The physical activity transition and the global childhood obesity epidemic – Results from the ISCOLE presented at the 2nd Physical Activity and Sports for Health and Development in Africa (PASHDA) International Conference held on the 21st to 23rd September, 2016 at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Invited International Faculty - Exercise is Medicine (2015) at the 16th Biennial Conference of the South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) held on the 20th to 22nd October 2015 at the Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Wachira, L. J. M., Muthuri, S. K., Tremblay, M. S., & Onywera, V. O. (2014) Association between BMI and Percent Body Fat Status and Screen-Based Sedentary Activity of Kenyan Urban School Children: Results from ISCOLE-Kenya: Presented at the 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children Held from May 19-22, 2014 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Canada
  • Wachira, L. J. M., Muthuri, S. K., Tremblay, M. S., & Onywera, V. O. (2014) School Related Opportunities for Physical Activity in Kenyan Urban Schools: Presented at International Conference on Physical Activity and Sports for Health and Development in Africa Held from March 25th to 29th, 2014 at the Pedagogic University of Maputo in Maputo, Mozambique
  • Wachira, L. J. M., Muthuri, S. K., Tremblay, M. S., & Onywera, V. O. (2013) The International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE) Kenya: Protocols, Experiences and Advice for African Countries: Presented at the Ghana Physical Education & Sport Think-tank & Exercise Medicine Ghana (GPEStt-EMG) International Conference held on 4th to 7th June 2013 at the Ghana College of Physicians & Surgeons, Ridge, Accra, Ghana
  • Wachira, L. J. M., Njororai, S. W., & Onywera, V. O. (2011) Factors Affecting Participation in Physical Activity and Adherence to Exercise Programmes by Persons Living With Diabetes. Presented at the 9th Biennial Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance (AFAHPER-SD) International Conference held on 13th – 15th September 2011 at Colline Hotel Mukono: Kyambogo University, Uganda

MEMBERSHIP

  • Africa Physical Activity network (AFPAN)
  • The International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport (ISCPES)
  • Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance (AFAHPER-SD)

 

 

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