Juliette Mutheu

Juliette is a Science Communications Consultant who was previously with the African Academy of Sciences as the Head of Communications and PR. She led the development of an engaging and compelling brand in Africa through developing and implementing aPan-African communication and marketing strategy that leveraged on unique strengths to achieve Africa’s ambitious targets for research and innovation growth. 

Previously, she worked as a communication, media and advocacy specialist at PATH providing strategic communication leadership and technical assistance to the Kenyan Ministry of Health, the Management Sciences for Health (MSH) leading deliberate communication initiatives and training to strengthen internal and external communications capacity and at the African Institute for Development Policy(AFIDEP) as the Science Communication and Policy specialist involved in designing and implementing a communication and policy dialogue program. 

Juliette holds a Master’s in Science Communication from Imperial College London and an Honours and bachelor’s in biomedical sciences from Monash University Australia. She has a background in osteoarthritis and malaria research and is a creative at heart passionate about development and science communication in Africa. She was in 2020 included on the Global Women in Marketing (WiM) list of hidden stars, pioneers and future leaders who are influencing and shaping the marketing and communications community. In 2021, she was amongst the top ten finalist of the BBC international podcast competition.