Full First Name(s)
Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
PhD (2015, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa); MEd (1999, Kenyatta University, Kenya)
Brief Biography (English)

Dr Patricia Kitsao-Wekulo is a Child Development Researcher. She is interested in the investigation and improvement of various facets of child outcomes such as cognition, motor development, language, and psychosocial behavior. Such research has important implications for the development of sustainable and efficacious interventions.

She has been involved in Research with children for many years and is very keen to develop a robust Research career in the context of sub-Saharan Africa, a part of the world where skills and expertise in developmental psychology are sorely lacking.

Dr Kitsao-Wekulo also has a strong interest in Advancing our understanding of the social determinants of early child development. She has Expertise in carrying out neuropsychological assessments of young children in both rural and urban contexts. The assessments have been carried out to measure children’s skills in language and communication, executive functioning, as well as their psychomotor, cognitive, and behavioral development.

Dr Kitsao-Wekulo also has a long history of productive collaboration with Kenyan and other researchers from the Global South, as well as scholars from the Global North.

Job Title
Associate Research Scientist
Primary Organisation
African Population and Health Research Center, Kenya
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
African Region
East Africa

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