Psycho-Oncology Researcher and Teaching Assistant at Maynooth University
Isaiah Gitonga is a Doctoral Researcher and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Psychology and The Assisting Living and Learning (ALL) Institute at Maynooth University under SFI’s ADVANCE CRT program, with supervision from Dr. Rebecca Maguire and Prof Deirdre Desmond. His research interests are well-being and quality of life in chronic illness, particularly cancer. His current research seeks to examine the role of connected health in cancer survivorship.
Isaiah is a member of the Survivorship SIG at the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) and is currently involved in a global review of the NCCPs to determine the extent to which survivorship and psycho-oncology care and services are represented at the policy level. He is also involved in the ongoing review of survivorship care in Africa, among other regional and local survivorship projects. Isaiah completed his BSN and MPH qualifications from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
His MPH thesis examined the role of social support on the psychological well-being and Quality of life of patients with breast, cervix, and prostate cancers. Previously, Isaiah worked as a mental health researcher where he coordinated various mental health integration programs in Kenya.
Irish Association for Cancer Research (IACR) is a registered charity on the Register of Charitable Organisations.
Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20030117