Professor Amina Abubakar
Collaborating Principal Investigator (PI) of Case Study
Amina is an Associate Professor in Psychology and Public Health at Pwani University, Kenya and a Research Fellow at the Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Programme. She is also an honorary fellow at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK. Her main interests are in the study of developmental delays and impairments among children exposed to various health problems such as HIV, malnutrition and malaria. A focus in her work is the development of culturally appropriate strategies for identifying, monitoring and rehabilitating at-risk children. Dr Abubakar has been instrumental in developing various culturally appropriate measures of child development that have been used in many African countries. Additionally, she is interested in the role of psychosocial risk factors (such as maternal depression, quality of home environment, and parental SES) in shaping developmental outcomes of children experiencing various health problems.