Peter Ntoiti Kailemia

PhD student


Peter is PhD student and a lecturer in nursing at Kenya Methodist University, Kenya. Peter completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at the University of Nairobi in 1999. He did a one year internship as a nursing officer at Embu provincial hospital in Kenya. Thereafter, he took a teaching job as a nurse tutor from 2001 until 2005 when he joined Kenya Methodist University as a teaching assistant.

In 2007, he was awarded a Master of Nursing, Commonwealth Scholarship, tenable at the University of Dundee, U.K. He was awarded a Master of Nursing (MN) by the University of Dundee in 2011. In 2013 he started his Part-time PhD studies at the School of Nursing and Health sciences, University of Dundee.

His doctoral research explores: "Determinants of time to presentation of women with breast cancer symptoms in a rural setting in Kenya".

Wider professional activities

  • Member of Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) board of examiners: 2006-2011
  • External invigilator Kenya medical training college: 2007-2009
  • Participated in writing a national curriculum for Bachelors in Nursing (BScN), In-serviceprogramme: 2009- 2013
  • Participated in review of the national Bachelors of Nursing (pre-registration) curriculum: 2010
  • Bachelors of Nursing programme coordinator at Kenya Methodist University: 2015-present
  • Member of Kenya Methodist university research committee: 2016-present
  • Member of Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA): 2013-present
  • Volunteer at Meru hospice: 2015-present