Dr. Agnes Ssali, PhD

Behavioural Scientist

Agnes holds a bachelor’s degree in Social work and Social Administration, an MA degree in Social Sector Planning and Management from Makerere University, a post graduate diploma in Public health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD in International Development from the University of East Anglia, Norwich in the United Kingdom.

She has over twenty years’ experience of social and behavioural research in various programs, including collaborative efforts in prevention of HIV and AIDS targeting different groups of people including discordant couples. She has been involved in strategic planning and management of research outputs and has also been part of clinical trials to try and understand the behavioural issues that influence participation in clinical research. She served on the UVRI ethics committee for 4 years (2007-2010).

She currently works as a behavioural scientist in an intervention targeting HIV and AIDS prevention among women at high risk, their regular partners and their children in a programme in Kampala- the Good Health for Women Project ( GHWP). The focus of her current research interest is the ethics of conduct of research, particularly the informed consent process in research. She is also interested in the prevention of structural drivers of HIV and AIDS particularly facing women at high risk at the work place. The effects of HIV and AIDS on the regular sex partners and the children of the women at high risk.