Dr. Godfrey Siu, PhD

Post Doctoral Social Scientist

Dr. Godfrey Siu is a Post-Doctoral Social Scientist at MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS and Lecturer at the Child Health and Development Centre (CHDC), Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He holds a PhD in Medical Sociology and Anthropology from University of Glasgow, a Masters of International Health (MIH) from University of Copenhagen, and a Bachelor of Adult and Community Education (First Class) from Makerere University. His PhD explored the link between masculinity and men’s uptake of HIV treatment in Uganda.

Currently his broader research interests are concerned with the potential contribution that an explicit focus on masculinity can bring to men and their families, and on developing parenting interventions to prevent gender based violence. Before he joined MRC, Dr. Siu was involved in a range of research projects at CHDC, including a study on the experiences of living with antiretroviral therapy (ART), which resulted into a co-authored book manuscript titled ‘Second Chances: Surviving HIV in Uganda.’ He has published on masculinity and on young people with HIV.