Qualifications Doctor of Philosophy
Title Senior Lecturer
Office Communication Department
Ext/Phone +254 707181691
Email cpeel@daystar.ac.ke
Duration 7 years at Daystar University


Education & General Summary

  • Dr. Clayton Peel is a Senior Lecturer in Communication and Journalism at Daystar University, with a pedagogical bias towards program delivery and evaluation of Adult Learning (continuing education) at postgraduate level. He is, in addition, an associate lecturer with the university’s Institute for Learning and Professional Development, and manages students’ research at postgraduate (MA and PhD) levels in the Communication department. Dr Peel in addition is the Resident Tutor in the Department of Student Affairs, responsible for the Imani Men’s Residence on the university’s Athi River Campus.



  • (2009 – PhD in Communication, University of Wales)
  • (2003 – Master of Arts in Communication, University of Wales)


Published Works

  • 2012 – Media regulation in emerging democracies (with Levi Obonyo, Ph.D), African Communication Research 5(2), 139-160, September 2012.

  • 2011 - Diaspora Ethnicity and Politics in the Electronic Media. Transformation, 28(2):149-152. Oxford: Sage Publications, 15 April.

  • 2010 - The Church's Communication Practice in Zimbabwe: The contrasts of Pius Ncube, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Bulawayo; and Nolbert Kunonga, Anglican Bishop of Harare. 10 January, Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic Publishing.

  • 2010 - Exile and the Internet: Ndebele and Mixed-Race Diaspora ‘Homes’ Online in McGregor & Primorac (eds) Zimbabwe's New Diaspora: Displacement and the Cultural Politics of Survival, 5 June, Oxord: Berghan Books.


Research Interest

  • Dr Peel is currently researching the effects of the adoption of English as the official language in non-native English speaking contexts, with a particular focus on Kenya and Namibia. He presented his preliminary findings at the May, 2015 Conference on English For Effective Communication hosted by Strathmore University in Nairobi and submitted a paper for publication at the end of 2015. Dr Peel is also the External Examiner to the Graduate programme in Mass Communication at Uganda Christian University (2015-2018).