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Professor George Karuoya Gitau is a Full Professor at the Department of Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi, Kenya. He has specialised training and teaches Food Animal Medicine, Ruminant Health Management (Herd Health) and Epidemiology (Population Medicine). He have demonstrable professional skills in field veterinary work, teaching at the university (both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels), project execution, scientific publications and extension service provision including community participatory approaches. He has published widely in refereed scientific journals from his original research work and also work carried out with others.  He has published over 60 scientific papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented over 45 papers in local, regional and international conferences. He has also gained experience in teaching, supervising postgraduate students and their research projects, carrying out faculty assignments and consultancies in local and international organisations. He has supervised (with other supervisors) a total of thirty (30) postgraduate students, 5 Ph.D. (completed), 2 PhD (ongoing), and 18 MSc/MPH (completed) and 5 (ongoing). He is computer literate with extensive skills in the use of database and analytical computer software. He has initiated and participated in the design and conducting of field studies, data gathering and analysis, using a variety of modelling techniques in various software programs.

 

He has demonstrable experience in office management and ability to perform and deliver many tasks effectively and efficiently to meet deadlines. He has excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills, good communications skills and ability to motivate and encourage others to achieve expected tasks. He has experience in development of workplans, log- frames and supervise staff to meet deadlines.

 

He has experience in resource mobilisation and negotiation skills at national, regional and international levels. He has (together with others) attracted research/project grants from different Funding or Grant Agencies. Some of these are GEF/UNEP, CIDA, USAID, IDRC, KAPP, DFID, EU, RUFORUM, CDC, among others.

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