Agnes Lutomiah is a doctoral student in Science and Technology Studies at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST). Agnes’ doctoral research focuses on the scientific production of scientists in the Kenyan science system. She is also a working as a junior researcher on the Young Scientists in Africa Project of the Centre of Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology.
Agnes completed her BA undergraduate degree in Economics and Sociology in 2009 at Kenyatta University in Kenya. She later joined the Higher Education Masters in Africa (HEMA) Programme at the University of the Western Cape, where she was awarded a Masters in Education degree (Cum Laude) in Higher Education Studies in 2015. Her master’s thesis is titled “Examining Incentives for knowledge production: The case of the University of Nairobi”. This research focused on the incentives that motivate academics in Kenyan public Universities to undertake research and supervise postgraduate students. An article derived from this thesis has been published as a book chapter (co-authored) in the book “contradictory functions, knowledge production and pacts in Higher education”.
Her current broad research interests are: Higher education in Africa, bibliometrics, scientometrics and research performance.