Dr. Jane Wathuta
Dr. Jane Wathuta
  • Experience: Family Studies, Women and Law, Gender Studies, Bioethics and Research Ethics
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  • E-mail: jwathuta@strathmore.edu
Dr. Jane Wathuta has a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Nairobi and is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family from the University of Navarre, Spain, and a Research PhD in Bioethics from the Biomedical University of Rome, Italy. She was a postdoctoral research fellow from 2015-2017 at the School of Law, University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is currently a visiting research fellow at the same institution.
Dr. Wathuta has further trained in children’s rights, women studies, and research ethics at various institutions in Africa and Europe. She is one of the Visiting Faculty in the South African Research Ethics Training Initiative (SARETI) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and previously to the University of Gdansk, Poland, under the Erasmus staff mobility program.
Jane serves in the National Scientific and Ethics Committee (NSEC), under the National Commission for Science Technology & Innovation (NACOSTI – Kenya). She has previously represented Strathmore University in the National Council for the Administration of Justice (NCAJ) Special Taskforce on Children Matters. She is a member of the Bioethics Society of Kenya (BSK), the Law Society of Kenya (LSK), and the co-founder and chairperson of Women in Academia (WiA.ke).
Dr. Wathuta is, besides, the current Director of the Strathmore University Institute for Family Studies and Ethics (IFS). She previously served as Research Director, Academic Director and is currently the Dean at Strathmore Law School. She is also a lecturer and researcher, supervisor and examiner, and a mentor to many. She is an author in several journal articles, book chapters and technical reports and has presented in a number of local and international conferences and workshops.
She has also been an invited peer reviewer for various academic journals. She speaks several languages and holds a diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (Level C2) from the Instituto Cervantes.