Safina is an Aquaculture Fellow and research scientist at the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute. She’s currently leading a team of researchers from Sussex University, UK, in a project funded by Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK, to monitor and identify suitable sites for fish cage culture in Lake Victoria, Kenya.
Safina has published more than 20 papers, five books and book chapters in SCI-indexed journals of aquatic sciences research and is a reviewer of several international academic journals (Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management, International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture). A team leader and public speaker, Safina has attended senior management course at Kenya School of Government and is a member of Sarnissa, AQUAHUB and Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management professional bodies. Safina holds an MSc in Aquatic Sciences from Moi University and has completed many professional courses in aquaculture, including advanced training and research in sustainable aquaculture in Iceland and responsible aquaculture development for food security and economic progress, Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands