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Nyaboke Patricia Omwega

Nyaboke Patricia Omwega


Prior to joining Durham University in 2019, Nyaboke worked in International Development in Sub-saharan Africa in the areas of HIV, Maternal and Child Health as well as Gender mainstreaming since 2011. She has a strong focus on Behavior Change program development and implementation.

Nyaboke holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Millsaps College, USA and a Master of Public Health from Jackson State University, USA.


Department of Anthropology

PhD Project


This interdisciplinary research project is being conducted in response to a series of DFID-funded ReCAP studies indicating that gender bias continues to be widespread in the transport sector despite lip service to gender mainstreaming. It is hypothesized that women’s lack of visibility in the transport sector contributes to continued male dominance of transport and transport operations as well as real and perceived women’s safety. The research aims to interrogate key factors impacting opportunities for women’s employment and career development in Sub-Saharan Africa’s transport sector, identify perceived barriers to skills acquisition and employment prospects, query if higher visibility of women in the transport sector would lead to more gender sensitive practice and explore how women’s aspirations in the sector can be expanded and enhanced.



Supervisory Team

Prof Gina Porter (Department of anthropology)

Prof David Toll (Department of Engineering)

Dr Claire Dungey (Department of Anthropology)

Prof Christos Venter (University of Pretoria)

Dr Ariane de Lannoy (University of Cape Town)

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The Durham GCRF-CDT students focused on productive writing at Dove Marine (Newcastle University) on the coast of Cullercoats. They used their time to prepare for their Formal Progression Review. This requires the students to submit for assessment a substantive piece of work as defined by their departments. The structured programme included a break with an outdoor activity.

A member of the Durham Centre for Academic Development facilitated the event for the CDT.

The Durham Global Challenges CDT Trip 2019

On 1st July 2019 the Durham Global Challenges-CDT organised a trip to the Angel of the North, Bamburgh, Seahouses and the Farne Islands. The trip offered a unique cultural learning experience of English heritage in North East England and provided an opportunity to network and socialise with the cohort.

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