Nancy has a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Kenyatta University in Kenya. She has a wealth of experience in the areas of social and health research and is passionate about research. Over the years she has harnessed her research skills as a result of various consultancies with local and international organizations. These include MWAPO Health Development Group, the African Palliative Care Association, the Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association, ADVANTECH Consulting and the UNFPA / National Council for Population and Development, among others. Her expertise includes data collection quality control and management, analysis and report writing. She has co-authored a number of research publications from previous research projects.
In the words of Frederick Douglass, the nineteenth century African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”
It’s a saying that accurately captures the study team’s experiences of implementing the GIPPEC-MWAPO Health Development Group’s collaborative...Read more »
Reflecting on challenges to data collection by Nancy Gikaara
It has been both exciting, and a little challenging, working on this unique study in Nairobi Hospice, producing a number of learnt lessons that will serve as a launching pad as the study team moves to the subsequent sites.
To begin with,...Read more »
After months of planning across two continents by the collaborative research teams in Canada and in Africa, mid-October 2016 was a flurry of activity as Richard Powell (local Principal Investigator) and Nancy Gikaara (Research Assistant) traversed Kenya to launch the quality of death and dying (QODD) study in three local...Read more »