Dr Njeri Wabiri

DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
TELEPHONE: 012 302 2035
EMAIL: nwabiri@hsrc.ac.za

Dr Njeri Wabiri is Chief Research Manager of the HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB Programme. She holds a B. Ed. in Science; a M.Sc. in Mathematical Statistics both from Kenyatta University in Kenya, and a PhD in Statistical Sciences from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Before joining the HSRC in September 2008, She was a Specialist Analyst of the Financial and Fiscal Commission of South Africa, a constitutional institution mandated to advice SA government on Equitable Sharing of Nationally raised Revenue. She was Senior Biostatistician with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)- African Insect Science for Food and Health in Kenya and Statistical Consultant/Research Associate with the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR) in Kenya. She is a member of the Third World Academy of Women Scientists (TWOWS) and the International Biometrics Society (IBS)

Her areas of research covers Statistical Science with special focus on Design and Analysis of Experiments and Survey, Non-parametric Statistics, Fuzzy Geostatistics, Spatial Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Modeling, Stochastic Models and Statistical Thinking Capacity Strengthening. Dr Wabiri's publications cover Spatial Uncertainty GIS modelling of Environmental Pollution and Portfolio modelling of Energy Imports Risk with particular application to South Africa.

Dr Wabiri's HSRC publications covers the publication on the assessment reports and the Minimum standards for HIV counselling and Testing (HTC) as well as Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AID (PMTCT) in SADC region; Evaluation of HIV Prevention Interventions that work.

Njeri was also key is designing the research strategy for the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDs Research alliance for the Africa Region.