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Dr Susan Waigwa PhD, MPH, RSW

Post-Doctoral Research Associate Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology


Personal Statement

Susan is a registered social worker and a public health researcher. Since joining academia, she has developed public health research interests, especially in women’s health. Susan has worked around issues relating to reproductive health including childbirth and menopause; violence against women and girls (VAWG) including domestic abuse and harmful practices such as female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and forced marriage.

In Susan’s 10 years of research training and practice in the UK, she has specialised in working with minority groups within societies. This was fuelled by her previous experience in social work practice with marginalised communities including destitute children in one of the slums in Nairobi as well as impoverished patients at Kenyatta National Hospital in Kenya.

Susan completed her Masters in Public Health at Coventry University, UK. She then completed her PhD at the University of Birmingham where she continued to work as a researcher until she joined the University of Liverpool early 2024. During her latter years in Birmingham, she also worked with Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid as an health advocate and supported women who had been subjected to various forms of VAWG.