Anuradha Khoda is a passionate researcher, trainer in science communication, and a lifelong learner.
Her primary research areas are Health Informatics, 21st Century Education, Educational Technologies, Knowledge Management and Open Educational Resources.
Anuradha is currently pursuing her Doctoral studies in Information Systems from the University of Western Cape, South Africa. She is designing an mHealth solution for providing health literacy to the rural and marginalized population of Kenya, on awareness and prevention of Cervical Cancer; the disease causes the highest mortalities in women in sub-Saharan Africa.
Anuradha is the research officer for a grants program (ICTWCC) – funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada and hosted by the School of Computing & Informatics, University of Nairobi, Kenya. The program strives to build research capacity at the academic institutions of the Global South, in the fields of ICT innovations, Water, and Climate Change.
Anuradha is a research capacity advisor with Training Centre for Communication (TCC-Africa) where her role focuses on building long-term partnerships on research capacity building within Tertiary level Academic Institutions. She also provides training on Science Communication, Visualisation of Data, Infographics, and the use of Web 2.0. Anuradha has trained researchers, academics, policy makers, media and communication practitioners from diverse fields like health, education, agriculture, climate smart practices, and others, from organizations like IDRC, Global Health Research Initiative, Gertrude Hospital, AMREF, KEMRI, FANRPAN and the like, in the last five years.
Her primary ambition is to showcase quality research by scientists from Africa to an international audience. She utilizes every available opportunity to hone the life skills of all individuals. Her efforts are targeted towards inspiring individuals to meet their life’s desires by creating a clear vision and focus. Anuradha has a special compassion towards the disadvantaged. She is an ardent believer of reaping back into society.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Rosevelt
“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” – Jessie Owen