Dr. Kirimi is a researcher and methodologist in educational issues with particular emphasis on health education which is a critical issue in universal health. He has taught research methods at undergraduate, postgraduate, masters and doctorate level in at least five universities. He has mentored many undergraduate, postgraduate, masters and doctorate students from conceptualization of the research title, concept paper and proposal development, piloting of data collection tools and subsequent fieldwork and report writing. He has participated in various research projects as a supervisor and trainer of data collectors and research assistants in various parts of Kenya. He is a trainer of trainers (TOT). He is a good team builder, team player and effective in logistical work in field work. Among many others his participation in Promoting Health Living in schools that covered 14 counties where he trained and supervised research assistants in particular will enable him to train and supervise research assistant involved in this project. He brings into this project a wealth of experience in research methodology, piloting of data collection tools and data collection using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. He will coordinate, train and supervise data collectors. He has written interactive research modules that are used to train young researchers in online digital and regular master programs in the university. Based on his experience he will mentor and supervise the young PHD and Masters students who will be involved in the project.
Area Of Specialization: Health Education, Sociology of Education, Philosophy of Education
Research Interests: Health issues in Education; Social Policy in Education
REFEREED JOURNAL PAPERS
- Mundi P, Kirimi F.Nyambura S. (2022) Comparative Analysis of Selected Parental Factors and Academic Achievement among Pupils in Primary Schools in Machakos County, Kenya.
- Gichuhi Z, Karia M. Kirimi (2021) Approaches Made by University Libraries in Support of Inclusive Education: A Case of Kenyatta University Library, Nairobi-Kenya
- Ntorukiri, Mukami, Kirimi, Riungu (2021), Impact of Integrating ICT infrastructure in Teaching and Learning in Kenyan Secondary Schools in Meru County ISSN 2286-4822 Vol. VIII,Issue 12
- Bariu, Riungu, Kirimi (2021):Perceptions of teachers on use of ICT infrastructure in teaching and learning in Secondary Schools in Meru County, KenyaISSN 2286-4822 Vol.VIII Issue II
- Mutiso, Kirimi, Itegi (2020) Adequacy of instructional resources provided by principles and students’ academic performance in Machakos County, Kenya ISSN (Online):2319-7722
- Kavita, Kirimi, Itegi (2020) Effects of Principals’Instructional Supervisory Practices on Students’Academic Performance in Public Secondary Schools in Machakos County, Kenya ISSN:2320-5407
- Njoroge, Gathara, Kirimi (2018): Implications of Academic Staff Qualification on the Quality of Bachelor of Education Programs in Public Universities in Kenya, ISSN: 2394-4404
- Njoroge, Gathara, Kirimi (2019): Implications of Academic Staff Participation in Teaching Practice on the Quality of Bachelor of Education Programs in Selected Public Universities in Kenya, ISSN: 2330-9709 Vol. 6.No. 1, 2019
- Runo, Kirmi, Mandela (2020): Strategies Promoting Healthy Food Choices among Pupils in Nyeri County, Kenya ISSN 2454-6194 Volume V, Issue IX
- Runo, Kirimi, Mandela (2020): Influence of Nutrition Knowledge on Healthy Food Choices among Pupils in Nyeri County, Kenya, ISSN 2321-2705
University Level Scholarly Book
- Kirimi (2016): Status of Health Education in Schools in Contemporary Africa, ISBN-978-3-659-74921-6
Book Chapter in a University Level Scholarly Book
- Kirimi, Chege, Waiyaki (2010): Factors that predispose young people to HIV infection in Kenya Schools, ISBN 978-3-8465-3945-3
Reviewed Conference Paper
- 23rd – 25th October, 2019: Attended and Presented a Paper at the Kenyatta University Biennial Research and Innovation Conference
- 22md – 25th June, 2021: Responding to Emerging Global Challenges through Research, Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Development.
Scholarly Presentations at Conference, Workshops and Seminars
- 4th - 5th October, 2018: Participated and presented a paper during the 5th International Annual Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning.
- 5th – 6th October, 2017: Participated and presented a paper during the 4th International Annual Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning.
- 15th June-13th July, 2020: Attended the virtual onsite training workshop run by the BRECCIA Project & SARIMA
- 23rd – 25th March, 2009: Participated on the Item Writing Workshop held at the Kenya Institute of Education
- January 2019 – Attended staff mentor’s seminar organized by Kenyatta university mentoring Programme
- March 2019 – Trained as trainer of trainer’s workshop for staff mentors and growing leader’s facilitators
- May 2019 – Trained on scientific communication – poster and oral presentation held at Kenyatta university
- May 2019 – trained on scientific writing for international journals held at Kenyatta university
- May 2019 – Trained on data management and statistical analysis using R. held at Kenyatta university
- June 2019 – Trained on Gender mainstreaming into curriculum
- June 2019 – Trained at Kenyatta wellness and rehabilitation services in collaboration with basic needs/basic rights Kenya on mental health well-being sensitization and low intensity therapies in higher education
- September 2019 – Trained on mental health and wellness with Kenyatta university wellness center.
- Karekezi C.; Aagaard-Hansen J.; Irungu S.; Kiara F.; Musyoka-Kamere I.; Otiende J. International social behaviour change communication [SBCC] summit in Nusa Dua in Indonesia 16-20, 2018