Cynthia Wangamati is a PhD candidate at the University of Oslo in Norway. She obtained a grant from the Research Council of Norway after a successful proposal submission to conduct research in Western Kenya on responses to sexual violence against minors. She has a Master of Philosophy in International Community Health from the University of Oslo. Her Masters thesis was on the quality of post rape care services in Western Kenya. She has published several academic articles from her research work of which some have been cited by the World Health Organization. In addition to her research, she blogs about issues affecting women: http://bintibinti.com/index.html.
Her work experience includes working as a research assistant at the American Health Care Professionals organization in Virginia on enhancement of care collaboration through utilization of multilingual health kiosk and educational seminars for HUD senior communities in order to improve access to health care. She has also worked as a project officer, hygiene and sanitation at World Vision Kenya. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health sciences from Kenyatta University in Kenya and a graduate diploma in Project management from the Kenya Institute of Management.