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Hellen Wangechi Mwaura-Kamiri (Ph.D)

Hellen Wangechi Mwaura-Kamiri (Ph.D)

Senior Lecturer - Soil Science


Hellen Kamiri is a soil scientist recognised for her investigations on soil attributes as affected by land use changes in wetlands and arid and semi-arid areas.

Hellen was born and grew up in Nyeri county Kenya. She graduate from Moi University in 1998 with a degree in Forestry Science and did post graduate studies in Soil Sciences at Moi University Kenya. She graduated from University of Bonn, Germany in 2011 with a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences. After postdoctoral work at the University of Bonn, she joined the School of Agriculture and Biotechnology at Karatina University as a lecturer of soil and environmental sciences. Her teaching includes research methods, agricultural geography, rural sociology and soil science. Hellen has served as head of department and Dean of faculty and in several university academic committees. Hellens work focuses on management approaches through which soil can help resolve global issues such food security, soil water availability and coping strategies to climate change

Research Interests

Soil geography, Soil biogeochemistry, Soil ecology, Food security, Environment, Urban agriculture,