Caroline’s research interests lie in understanding the impact of lack of energy access at local and regional scales. Her research has focused on exposure assessment of indoor air pollution from biomass fuel use, health impacts and interventions for reducing the health risk. She has particular interest in understanding factors that influence uptake of health promoting technologies such as clean cookstoves, how to overcome the barriers for technology adoption and use, and effective delivery models for household energy interventions.

Caroline has a PhD in Public Health and Policy from University of London (School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine). Her thesis assessed indoor air pollution, health and fuel use benefits of improved wood stoves in rural Kenya. She also has an MSc. in Public Health and BSc. in Environmental Studies from Kenyatta University.

Prior to joining SEI she was Graduate Teaching Assistant at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and before that Teaching Assistant at Kenyatta University in Nairobi.

Publications authored externally to SEI

  • Ochieng, C. A., C. Tonne and S. Vardoulakis. A comparison of fuel use between a low cost, improved wood stove and traditional three-stone stove in rural Kenya. Biomass and Bioenergy. Available online 10 September 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2013.07.017