Dr. Joseph Kobia M’Liria.


Position: Lecturer                                                                         .
Department: Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics
Contacts Address: P.O Box 100387, 00101 Nairobi.                       
Telephone: +254 722 359 925.
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Areas of specialization:
Maternal and Child Nutrition/Health

Research Interests:
Micronutrient Deficiencies and Infant Young Child Feeding

Seminar/Workshop

  • 2015:Seminar presentation: Title ‘Effectiveness of Mother-to-mother Support Groups in Promoting Exclusive Breastfeeding in Igembe North Sub-County,Meru County, Kenya. A Randomized Trial’. At Kenyatta University Graduate School.
  • 2015:Workshop on maternal, infant and young child nutrition, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC).
  • 2015:Workshop on Social Return on Nutrition Interventions , APHRC
  • 2015:Training in supervision of postgraduates (Masters and PhD students) in writing thesis, Kenyatta University Graduate School.
  • 2015:Training in plagiarism detection in theses, Kenyatta University Library Services Directorate.
  • 2015:Workshop on writing learning modules, Kenyatta University
  • 2014:Workshop on Gender and HIV/AIDS, Kenyatta University
  • 2012:Proposal writing skills. Graduate School, Kenyatta University
  • 2011:Kenyatta University
  • 2011:Moodle ODEL  online tutorials by ODEL, Kenyatta University
  • 2011:E-Resources Training Course by ITOCA, TEEAL and Kenyatta University. Funded by Kenyatta University and ITOCA
  • 2011:ISO 9000 Management training, Kenyatta University Management.
  • 2011:Nutrition programs implementation and monitoring, surveys and assessments by UNFSAU and Kenyatta University.
  • 2008:Project impact assessment and accountability in emergencies conducted by Islamic Relief-UK in Addis Ababa.
  • 2008:Two-weeks training in management of humanitarian emergencies with emphasizes on nutrition management. Carried out at ACF-France HQ in Paris, France.
  • 2004:United Nations Food Security Analysis Unit (FAO Somalia)Workshop: Food security assessment, nutritional surveillance and response in emergencies.

Research Projects

  • Chief Investigator: Mother-to-Mother Support Group Project in Igembe North Sub-County, Meru County.
  • Project Title ‘Effectiveness of Mother-to-mother Support Groups in Promoting Exclusive Breastfeeding in Igembe North Sub-County,Meru County, Kenya. A Randomized Trial’. A Project funded by the National Council of Science and Technology (NCST) for my PhD Thesis.
  • Chief Investigator: Food consumption patterns and dietary practices survey in Meru Central District, Kenya. A baseline survey for double fortification of salt (iodine & iron). A Project funded by Micronutrient Initiative (MI), (CIDA in association with University of Toronto), University of Nairobi (ANP) and UNICEF (in association with the Kenya Medical Research Institute-KEMRI). This project proposal was initially written for my MSc studies at University of Nairobi.

Current research:

  • Effectiveness of Mother-to-mother Support Groups in Promotion of Exclusive Breastfeeding in Meru County, Kenya. A Randomized Controlled Trial

Past Research:

  • Food Consumption and Dietary Patterns in Timau, Meru. A baseline study for double salt fortification funded by Micronutrient Initiative of Canada (2004)

Affiliation to Professional Bodies

  • Kenya Nutrition and Dietitians Institute member


Administrative positions held to date

  • Departmental Board Secretary, Dept. Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics (FND)
  • Member, Departmental Admissions and Credit Waivers Committee (FND)

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