Introducing Our New GLUK Research Fellow

24 Feb 2017

Our partners at GLUK have a new Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Here, they find out what she'll be working on and her hopes for the role.

GLUK/SHARE is honoured to welcome Sheillah Simiyu as our post doctoral fellow. Sheillah joined us on 1st December 2016.  Some of Sheillah’s roles will be; undertaking and coordinating research activities, developing her research area of interest, organizing and coordinating capacity development, contributing to policy briefs, research into use components of the program, and co-authoring publications in peer reviewed journals, among others. 

We asked Sheillah to tell us a little more about herself and her hopes for the post doctoral role.

Tell us a little bit about yourself
I like to refer to myself as someone who enjoys research. I completed my Doctoral studies from Stellenbosch University (South Africa) where I did research on sanitation in informal settlements. I also hold an MPH and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Community Development) from Kenyatta University (Kenya). 

What attracted you to GLUK/SHARE?
The focus on WASH, and the fact that it was an opportunity to continue with what I was doing during my Doctoral studies.

What are you most looking forward to about working at GLUK/SHARE?
I look forward to being part of the ‘Safe Start’ project, from its implementation to completion.

What will you be working on for the next few months?
I will be coordinating research activities within the ‘Safe Start’ project, organising the GLUK/SHARE symposium in April, and engaging in capacity development activities. 

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I enjoy outdoor activities such as jogging/running, hiking and travelling. I enjoy visiting new places, and playing around with the camera taking shots. Indoors, I enjoy cooking, music and movies. 

At GLUK – SHARE we say welcome Sheillah. We look forward to working with you!


SHARE contributes to achieving universal access to effective, sustainable and equitable sanitation and hygiene by generating evidence to improve policy and practice worldwide.