Researcher, Senior Lecturer, Kenyatta University

Title/Qualifications: Ph.D
Chair, Kenya Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Dean, School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies, Kenyatta University
Department/Unit/Section: Sociology/Institute of Peace and Security Studies
Position: Senior Lecturer, Director Institute of Peace and Security Studies

Area of Specialization:

SME Growth and Community Livelihoods, Gender, poverty and HIV/AIDS, Food Security Media, governance and Development
Research Interests: Livelihood Impact studies, Enterprise Development, Gender and Community Development, Gerontology

Dr. Lucy W. Maina is a Sociologist and a founder member of the Kenya Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (KAGG) where she is also the Interim President. Her research interests in the social sciences include quality of life, retirement systems, enterprise development, women’s carework, community health and family studies among others. Dr. Maina is the author of several publications and policy papers and is currently The Dean, School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies at Kenyatta University. She is a member of the Research Panel of the Retirement Benefits Authority of Kenya which provides evidence-based research direction for policy in the retirement sector. Some of her publications include:

Mitchell, C., Chege, F., Maina, L., and Rothman, M. (2016) Beyond Engagement: Policy Dialogue in Working with Children in Eight Nairobi Slums to Address Safety, Security and Housing Global Public Health Journal. Taylor and Francis.

Chege, F., Maina, L., Mitchell, C., and Rothman, M. (2014). Visual Essay: A Safe House? Girls’ Drawings on Safety and Security in Slums in and Around Nairobi. In Girlhood Studies: an Interdisciplinary Journal. Vol. 7, number 2.

Maina, L.W and Mugenda, O.M, (2013) Family factors correlating with quality of life in Kenya. Prime Journals, October 2013, ISSN: 2315-5051.

Kimani, E., and Maina, L. (2012) Older Women’s Rights to Property and Inheritance in Kenya: Culture, Policy and Disenfranchisement.In Women and Aging International: Diversity, Challenges and Contributions. Eds Lee Ann Mjeldge-Mossey, Iris Chi. Routledge. ISBN-978-0-415-69542-8: and in Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work.Vol 19,pp 256-271 (2010).

Experience

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    Researcher, Senior Lecturer, Kenyatta University