The PhD Forum was instituted in the 2010/2011 academic year as a space for PhD students to meet, share and exchange ideas and motivate each other during the PhD journey. The Forum is led by a four-member committee who take up various roles for a two-year term to organise student activities and channel any feedback to the administration and vice versa.
The PhD Forum organizes presentations of concept, proposal, mid-term defence and pre-defences for students in addition to networking and extra-curricular events. The Forum also usually hosts a congratulatory dinner for students who successfully finish their PhDs. To get in touch with the PhD Forum: send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD Forum Secretariat
The current leaders of the PhD Forum are:
Rawlance Ndejjo – President
Rawlance Ndejjo is a Research Associate and PhD student in the Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health at Makerere University School of Public Health. He is the current president of the PhD Forum (2018-2020). He is passionate about student support and creating an enabling environment for students to thrive. When not doing his PhD, Rawlance spends time jogging, reading books, listening to music or sketching art pieces. He can be contacted through email: email@example.com or telephone: +256701783971 and Twitter @rawleng.
Charles Ssemugabo - Vice President
Charles Ssemugabo is a Research Associate and PhD student in the Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health. Despite his interest in environmental exposures and their effects on human health, he often refers to himself as a “generalist”. He is happy to engage on public health issues especially those that have a huge bearing on our communities. He also finds pleasure in supporting students at all levels. So, feel free to reach out on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0779 625182 on social media @cssemugabo8(twitter) or Charles Ssemugabo (facebook).
Jimmy Osuret - Mobilization and Welfare Officer
Jimmy Osuret is a Research Associate and PhD student in the Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health at Makerere University School of Public Health. Jimmy is passionate about leadership and service to communities. He is a motivational speaker and often gives talks to the youth on life planning skills. He can be contacted on 0774166753 or email@example.com.
Esther Bayiga Zziwa - Secretary
Esther Bayiga is a road safety researcher/injury epidemiologist and PhD student in the Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health at Makerere University School of Public Health. She is the current secretary of the PhD Forum (2018-2020). She is passionate about ensuring that PhD students complete their journey on time and wholesomely. She is thus keen on the social and mental health well-being of students besides their career and intellectual growth and oversees informal meetings and discussions on platforms like WhatsApp. Aside from her PhD, you will find Esther engrossed in conversations with those who cross her path, reading or writing-up anything that interests her. She also spends time mothering her 2 toddlers (mostly singing nursery rhymes) or experimenting on a recipe for her young family. She can be contacted through email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: +256775931502 and Twitter @e10star.