I have been in higher education for more than 10 years as Lecturer at Makerere University Kampala (MUK) and postgraduate/ undergraduate Tutor (& Guest lecturer) at the University of Edinburgh and other universities. I have a Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Edinburgh (UoE), United Kingdom, a Master of Science in Social Work and Human Rights from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Makerere University Kampala (MUK), Uganda.
My research agenda contributes to improving health outcomes for vulnerable populations, especially forced migrants and Women and children in vulnerable situations by drawing on interdisciplinary knowledge and mixed methods. I have published research on vulnerability and resilience in refugee situations; Health needs and challenges for women and children in refugee camps; the Gendered dimensions of health in refugee situations basically examining sexual and gender-based violence faced by women; Adolescent sexual behaviour and reproductive health needs; Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision Coverage for HIV Prevention in Priority Populations ( looking at Experiences from Uganda’s Military Settings); Access to HIV/AIDS or TB care among refugees mainly exploring the enablers and barriers during the COVID-19 pandemic; The socio-economic and psychosocial impact of Covid-19 pandemic on urban refugees in Uganda; Mental health effects of COVID-19 among refugees; the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Women’s Rights and Wellbeing. My latest (2021-2022) consultancy/research work focused [on the evaluation of a project aimed at advocating for the] prevention of Maternal mortality and morbidity in Uganda due to unsafe abortion commissioned by the Royal Tropical Institute from the Netherlands (KIT).I also have six years’ experience of supporting vulnerable children living on the streets of Kampala.
I’m keen to supervise/support postgraduate students with an interest to pursue an interdisciplinary research agenda on the nexus of health and forced migration from all-over the world