Prof Faith Osier

Dr Faith Osier, Gender Summit 5 Africa Speaker

Clinical Research Fellow and Group Leader, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya.

An early stage researcher
Knowledge Exchange Forum: Important early career milestones and support

Faith obtained an MBChB degree in 1996 at the University of Nairobi in Kenya. She specialized in Paediatrics, becoming a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health UK in 2003 and a Consultant Paediatrician in Kenya in 2009. In 2004 she undertook a Masters in Human Immunity at Liverpool University, UK, graduating with distinction, and winning the best student of the year prize. She has a PhD from the Open University, UK and works as a Clinical Research Fellow and Group Leader at the KEMRI-CGMR-C in Kilifi, Kenya. 

She holds a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the prestigious MRC/DfID African Research Leader Award. She is a Visiting Professor of Immunology at the University of Oxford, UK and the Secretary General of the Federation of African Immunological Societies (FAIS). In 2014 she received 3 international awards including the Royal Society Pfizer Award in recognition of her contributions towards understanding naturally acquired immunity against malaria in man. She is actively involved in capacity building for African scientists.