dr-lucy-muthoni

Title/Qualification: PhD
Position:
Lecturer
Department: Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science
Contact Address: Main Campus off Thika Highway, Moi Library Building Room 13, 14. 
Telephone: +254-02-810901 Ext. 57284
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Area of Specialization: Physical activity in health and obesity studies
Research Interests: Physical Activity in Population Health, Sedentary Behaviour , Physical activity Promotion and Surveillance, Pediatric Obesity

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&authuser=1&user=axxsrIAAAAAJ

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2805-5997

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 Publications

 Referred Journals Publications

Books and Book Chapters
Books Chapters

 

 Book Publications

  • E. Onyango, L.B Waiganjo, V. Okoth, L.J. Wachira, Y. Goodwin, V. Onywera (2022) (In Press). CBC Teacher Resource book for lower primary. Book Tile: Physical and Health Education Fundamental Movement Skills for Pre-primary to Grade 3 Instructors: a teacher’s guide and collection of activities for teaching fundamental movement skills. Moran (E.A) Publishers. ISBN: 978 9966634276
  • 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.

Monograph

  • 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

Conference/Workshops/Seminar Papers

Conferences Presentations

  • Lucy-Joy Wachira (2022). Topic: Teaching and Scholarly Engagements as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar-In Residence at Temple University, Pennsylvania, USA. Presentation at the African Studies Association 65th Annual meeting, African Urbanities: Mobility, Creativity and Challenges held on 17th -19th November, 2022 at the Philadelphia Marriot Downtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Lucy-Joy Wachira, Nils Swindell, Gareth Stratton, Muhoro Munuhe, Vincent Onywera, Mikael Fogelholm, Sophie Ochola, Maijaliisa Erkkola, Noora Kanerva, George Owino (2021). Topic: 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. 
  • Lucy-Joy Wachira (2019). Topic: Physical Activity among Adolescents and their Parents in Low and Middle Income Surburbs in Nairobi presented at the Kenyatta University Bienniel Research and Innovation Conference: the Research Project Symposium held on 23rd-25th October, 2019 at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Wachira, L. J. M., Muthuri, S. K., Tremblay, M. S., & Onywera, V. O. (2017). Topic: 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). Topic: School related opportunities for physical activity: 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.
  • Wachira, L. J. M. -Invited Guest - International Faculty - Exercise is Medicine (2015) at the 16thBiennial 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). Topic: 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). Topic: 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). Topic: 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). Topic: 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

Co-authored Presentations at Conferences

  • Kamau, J.; Mwangi, P. and Wachira, L. (2020). Uptake of Pedometer-based Physical Activity: Success and Challenges of a Church based Physical Activity Promotion Programme among Overweight and Obese Adults in Kenya. 8th International Conference on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support, held on November 05 - 06, 2020, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Francis M. Mwangi, Mary Mwihaki, Lucy-Joy Wachira, Edna Thangu and Elijah G. Rintaugu (2016). Care and Management of Athletes Medical Issues among East African Universities: Presented at the 2016 Olympics Games scientific convention, International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sports (ICSEMIS 2016), held on 31st August - 4th September, 2016 in Santos SP, Brazil.
  • Francis M. Mwangi, Mary Mwihaki, Lucy-Joy Wachira, Isaah Wabuyabo and Vincent Onywera (2016). Assessment of Fitness and Training among East African Universities Swimming Athletes: Presented at the 2016 Olympics Games scientific convention, the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sports (ICSEMIS 2016), held on 31st August - 4th September, 2016 in Santos SP, Brazil.
  • 14. Lang, J. J., Longmuir, P., LeBlanc A., Chaput, J. P., Lambert, E. V., Muthuri, S., Onywera, V., Wachira, L. J., and Tremblay, M. S. (2015). Correlates of objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness in Canadian, Kenyan, and South African children. In Proceedings of the 2015 CSEP General Meeting / Résumés de la 2015 Congrès annuelle de la SCPE Publication: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 40(S1):S37. https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2015-0359
  • Vincent O.Onywera, Lucy J. Wachira , Stella K. Muthuri and Mark S. Tremblay (2014). The ISCOLE study: Methods and preliminary results from Kenya. 25th Congress of the Nutrition Society of South Africa and the 13th Congress of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa held in Johannesburg on September 16-19, 2014.
  • Tremblay MS, Boyer C, Muthuri SK, Wachira L-J, Onywera VO, Longmuir PE, Okinda F, Leduc G, Chaput J-P (2014) Comparison of child physical literacy scores between Canada and Kenya. Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual Scientific Conference (St. John’s), Page 14 of 47 October, 2014.
  • Stella K. Muthuri, Lucy-Joy M. Wachira, Vincent O. Onywera, Mark S. Tremblay (2014). Socioeconomic Differences in Objectively Measured Overweight/Obesity and Physical Activity in Kenyan School Children: Results from ISCOLE-Kenya. Presented at the Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children, Toronto, Canada, Journal of Physical Activity and Health 2014; 11(Supp 1): S126- S198.
  • Francis O. Odindo, Stella K. Muthuri, Lucy-Joy M. Wachira, Vincent O. Onywera, Mark S. Tremblay (2014). Assessment of Health Related Physical Fitness and Motor Skill Ability of 9-11 Year Old School Children in Nairobi County, Kenya. Poster presentation at the Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children, Toronto, Canada, , Journal of Physical Activity and Health 2014; 11(Supp 1): S126-S198.
  • Stella K. Muthuri, Lucy-Joy M. Wachira, Vincent O. Onywera, Mark S. Tremblay (2014). Overweight/Obesity Transitions over Time in Sub Saharan Africa’s School Children: Results from a Systematic Review. Abstract submitted to and presented at the PASHDA Conference, Maputo, Mozambique (March 2014).
  • Stella K. Muthuri, Lucy-Joy M. Wachira, Mark S. Tremblay, Vincent O. Onywera (2014). Kenya’s 2014 Report Card on the Physical Activity and Body Weight of Children and Youth. Poster presentation at the Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children, Toronto, Canada (May 2014).
  • Vincent O.Onywera , Lucy J. Wachira , Stella K. Muthuri and Mark S. Tremblay (2013). The ISCOLE study: Methods and preliminary results from Kenya. A paper presented at the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE) symposium during the IUNS Page 15 of 47 20th International Congress of Nutrition held in Granada, Spain on September 15-20, 2013.

Workshops and Seminar Presentations

  • Fulbright Scholars-In-Residence Seminar organised by the US Institute of International Education (2023). Topic: Strategies for making the most of the S-I-R experience in the USA. Workshop Held Virtually on March 24th 2023.
  • Presented at the UNESCO/ KNATCOM capacity building workshop of Physical Education and Sports for University students, January 2020, Moi University, Eldoret
  • Presented in a workshop in the University of Helsinki and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Vierumaki, Finland for the Kenya-Finland Collaboration workshop
  • Presented in a workshop in Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya at the Kenya-Finland Education and Research Alliance (KENFIN-EDURA) Research Project Staff and postgraduate students Workshop held on 12th to 15th February 2019.
  • 28th Kenyatta University Postgraduate Seminar held on 23rd June, 2014 at Kenyatta University Students’ Service and Business Centre, Nairobi, Kenya. Topic: Physical Activity, Screen-Based Sedentary Behaviour, Dietary Habits and Adiposity of 9-11 year old School Children in Nairobi County, Kenya. 
  • Kenyan and Canadian KIDS-CAN Scholars Seminar held on 5th May, 2011 at Kenyatta University Students’ Service and Business Centre, Nairobi, Kenya. Theme: Enhancing Academic Excellence through Collaboration. Topics:             Assessment of Physical Activity, Dietary Intake, Screen Time and Adiposity of School Children in Nairobi County (ISCOLE PROJECT)

 

 

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