The Population Studies and Research Institute (PSRI) of the University of Nairobi was established in 1976 with the following mandate:
To undertake postgraduate training of population scientists
To undertake research in the field of population and reproductive health.
To provide technical backstopping to the Government of Kenya on matters of population and development, and population management.
PSRI is one of the institutes in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS). It is equivalent to a faculty and is headed by a Director who is appointed by the Vice Chancellor. PSRI is managed through a committee system. The Director is a member of the University Senate, Deans Committee, the CHSS Academic Board and the CHSS Management Board.
Prof. Simeom Ominde
Prof. Hastings Okoth-Ogendo
Prof Shanyisa Anota Khasiani
Prof Oucho John Oyaro
Prof Andrew Benjamin Cohen Ocholla-Ayayo (deceased)
Prof. Ikamari Lawrence D.E.