Dr. Kamau is a veterinary research fellow in One Health with the Global Health Program, which takes a One Health approach to improve the lives of wildlife, people and domestic animals. In partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service, Mpala Research Centre and Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy, she is based in Laikipia, Kenya, to increase regional wildlife veterinary capacity, conduct research, and contribute to outreach and training. She is passionate about applying her acquired professional and practical skills to positively impact society. In particular, she hopes to contribute to wildlife conservation and help subsistence farmers and policy makers make better informed decisions from evidence-based scientific findings.
Dr. Kamau's projects include:
- Providing increased wildlife veterinary capacity throughout Kenya, particularly Laikipia County
- Investigating the underlying cause of emerging skin disease in black rhinos
- Organizing and implementing an advanced rhinoceros medicine workshop
- Studying anesthetic methods and outcomes in giraffes