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    2017 Visiting MHRIT students working with pupils from Muko primary school, Mbarara District

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Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies

Mbarara University of Science and Technology has strategically evolved into a research and training institution offering programs that are relevant to National Development. Research projects in science and technology have been undertaken individually, in teams and collaboratively with other institutions. MUST established the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies in May 2013 replacing the Faculty of Development Studies to spearhead research and training from an interdisciplinary perspective. Read more...

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Dr. Viola Nilah Nyakato

Dean, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies (FIS)



 Gender and Women Health, Sociology of health and Illness, Social Determinants of Population Health, Communication Skills, Women Health Promotion, Sexuality and Adolescent Health, Social Support Systems, Policy Formulation and Communication, Life skills approach to Adolescent Reproductive Health, qualitative research methods and Theories of Development, Community Development and Social Change 


Dr. Kadengye Damazo

Senior Lecturer, Deputy Dean and Graduate Studies Coordinator, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies (FIS)



 epidemiology and bio-statistics, quantitative methods, adolescent health, quantitative techniques


Dr. Muchunguzi Charles

 Senior Lecturer


Qualitative Research Methods, Interdisciplinary Studies, Methodology Conceptualization and Theoretical Analysis, Participatory Approaches to Development, Land Governance,   Leadership and Governance, Sociology of Health and Illness


Mrs. Wendo Mlahagwa Olema


Senior Lecturer, Development Studies Service Course Coordinator  



BA (Educ) MA (Development Studies), PhD Student (MUST)

Gender Concepts and Theories, Rural Development, Political Economy of Planning, Ownership and Sustainability of Rural Development Programme, Gender, Health and Community Development


Dr. Nakazibwe Primrose





BA, MA and PhD Candidate (University of Tilburg)

Gender and Development, Rural Development, Political Economy of Gender, Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Health, The Politics of Women Healthcare, Gender and Social Policy, Gender Based Violence and Health


 Dr. Neema C Murembe

Senior Lecturer, Head of Department, Human Development and Relational Sciences



Gender Mainstreaming, Human Resource Planning and Management, Family life and Social Relations


 Dr. Elizabeth  Kemigisha


MBChB, Master of Medicine and PhD Student (University of Ghent)

Health Promotion, Reproductive Health system, Menstrual Hygiene, Maternal Health and Services, Human Resources for Women Health, Epidemiology, and Confidential Care for Adolescents.



 Ms. Jackline Tumuhairwe

   Assistant Lecturer






BSc. Nursing, MPH Student

Reproductive Health System, Health Policy, Women health Policy, Family Health and Menstrual Hygiene


 Prof. Roberts K Muriisa

Professor, Head of Department Planning and Governance





Policy Formulation and Implementation, Rural Development, Qualitative Research Methods, Health Policy and Practice, Policy Analysis and Public Action, Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation


 Dr. Cleophas Karooma

Senior Lecturer 


Communication and Writing Skills and Health Communication and Promotion, Social Movement and Social Transformation



 Ms. Tumuhimbise Immaculate


MA (DEV) and BA (DEV)

Demography, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Human Resource Management and School Health Programmes; Policy and Practice



 Mr. Odongo Hannington

Lecturer, Acting Head of Department, Environment and Livelihoods Support Systems


Bsc. Agriculture and Ms. Development Planning , PhD Student (MUST)

Planning Techniques, Infrastructure Planning and Management and Quantitative Methods.



 Dr. Bariyo Rogers

Senior Lecturer 


Human Rights and Democracy, Population Planning and Development, Gender and Human Rights, Risks Analysis and Disaster Management


  Ms. Barbara R Naggayi



MSc (Environment) BA (Env), PhD Student (MUST)


Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, Urbanisation and Development, Community Engagement, Approaches to Urban Development, Social Costs of Urban Growth and Development and Urban Ecology.



Mr. Tom Ogwang



BA (DEV) MUK MA, PhD Student (Makerere University)

Methodology and Conceptualization, Conflict and Peace Building, Foreign CSOs and International Relations, Lobbying Advocacy and Negotiation Skills and Rights Approaches to Women’s Health



Dr. Ronald Twongyirwe


Senior Lecturer 



Soil science, GIS, Environment and climate change, urban ecology


Ms. Specioza Twinamastiko


Part-time Lecturer 

MA, PhD Student (MUST)


Development Studies Service Course



Mr. Pregrino Tumusingize


Assistant Lecturer 


Farm Animal Production, Animal Production and Management, Animal Health and Dieases, Range Land Management, Animal Breeding, Agriculture Extension and Rural Development and Farm Attachment  




 Mr. Abel Kamugisha

Faculty Administrator




 Mrs. Mayie Rugwira

Personal Secretary




 Ms. Monica Namugosa

Finance Officer




 Ms. Janet Ninsiima

Clerical Officer




 Ms. Agnes Nabada





 Mr. Johnson Bwambale





Mr. Silver Katushabe  







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