QUalification: PhD
Community Resource Management and Extension
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Area of Specialization: 

  • Education, Community Resource Management, Family and Consumer Sciences

Research Interests: 

  • Gender Based Violence, Youth and Development, Community Development, Program design monitoring and Evaluation, Advocacy issues.


Ph. D Department of Community Resource Management and Extension Kenyatta University (2014)

Master of Science (Family and Consumer Sciences) 
Kenyatta University (2006)

Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management 
Institute of Personnel Management (2002).

Bachelor of Education (Home Economics) 
Kenyatta University (1999) First Class Honours

Research focus

  • Gender Based Violence
  • Youth and Development
  • Community Development
  • Program design monitoring and Evaluation
  • Advocacy issues

Conference Presentations

  • Kabaria-Muriithi, J Njue, J.R. and Kathuri-Ogola, L., Resilience and Social support Networks of Kenyan Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence in Shelter Homes. Presented at the Pathways to resilience: Global South Perspectives Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, on 14-16th June 2017.
  • Kathuri-Ogola, L., Kabaria-Muriithi, J., Njue, J.R. Caregiver Resilience and Social Support for Family Caregivers of PLWHIV in Kenya. Presented at the Pathways to resilience: Global South Perspectives Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, on 14-16th June 2017.
  • Njue, J.R. Kathuri-Ogola, L., and Kabaria-Muriithi, J Pathways to Resiliency: Mapping Family, Community and Societal Challenges and Strengths in Coping with Domestic Violence in Kenya Presented at the Pathways to resilience: Global South Perspectives Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, on 14-16th June 2017.
  • Kabaria-Muriithi, J., & Jane Rose Njue:Strengths Based Coping Strategies Employed By Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence in Kenya.Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.Paper Presented at the 2016 National Conference on Family Relations annual conference, November 1-5, 2016.
  • Charlene A. Vanleeuwen, Lucy Kathuri-Ogola, Joan Kabaria Muriithi & Lori E. :Weeks Enhancing the Learning Experiences of Kenyan University Students During Practicum Attachments. Nairobi, Kenya .Paper presented at the 3rd International Annual Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning 6th - 7th October, 2016.
  • Kathuri-Ogola, L.,Vanleeuwen, C., Kabaria Muriithi, J & Weeks, L:Challenges encountered by field supervisors of Kenyan university students’ undertaking practicum Nairobi, Kenya Paper presented at the International Conference on Education 18th – 20th May, 2015 at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Joan K. Muriithi, Analysis of Intimate Partner Violence Among women in shelter homes in Kenya., Nairobi, 23rd June 2014
  • Joan K. Muriithi, Ngige W. Lucy and Kimani N. Elishiba, Perceptions of Predisposing Factors To Intimate Partner Violence by Women Survivors In Selected Shelter Homes In Kenya    Nairobi, Kenya, 1st – 3rd August 2012
  • Dr. L. Kathuri. J.Kieru, Joan K. Muriithi & P. Ndayala, From Replication to Analysis: Experiences of the Adoption of Innovative Assessment and Evaluation Strategies by the Department of Community Resource Management & Extension, Kenyatta University, UPEI, Canada
  • Joan K. Muriithi, Dr. L. Ngige & Prof. O. Mugenda, Factors associated with cohabitation among university students in Nairobi, Kenya. Mombasa, Kenya. 20th -24th July 2010
  • Joan K. Muriithi, Socio-economic determinants of cohabitation among Kenyatta University students: Towards New Directions in Students Mentorship, Nairobi, Kenya 8th - 10th July 2009
  • Joan K. Muriithi, “Measures of survival: A survey on the sexual and Reproductive Health risks of women in sub-Saharan Africa”.    Nairobi, Kenya 11th February 2009
  • Joan K. Muriithi, Achievements of the Society for Women and AIDS in Kenya Male Initiative program.Accra, Ghana 21st-24th November, 2005


  • Research team Member - IDRC funded project entitled ‘An Evidence-Based Approach to Enhancing Kenyan University Student Training and Preparation for Professional Practice’ 2013-2015 – Kenyatta University and University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) in Canada.
  • Principle Researcher 2010-2014:Analysis of Intimate Partner Violence Among women in shelter homes in Kenya (PhD) research
  • Principle Investigator, Factors that lead to the prevalence and practice of cohabitation among University Students in Nairobi, Kenya (2002-2006)


Community Service and Membership

  • Kenyatta University Student Mentor (2011 to date)
  • Deputy Patron Kenya Red Cross Society -Kenyatta University chapter (2008 to date)
  • Member- National Council on Family Relations

News and Events

35th and 36th Graduation Ceremonies

The School has also realized an increase in the number of graduands of Master of Science candidates. During the 35th and 36th graduation ceremonies, a total of 13 candidates graduated.

35th Graduation Ceremony

The School of Applied Human Sciences graduated three (3) PhD candidates during the 35th Graduation Ceremony held on 20th December, 2013, and another four (4) during the 36th Graduation Ceremony.

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