Dr Femke Bannink
In July 2019 I joined the school as an Assistant Professor, based at the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit.
I am a Psychologist and Anthropologist with over 17 years’ research and clinical work experience in disability inclusion and mental health in Uganda. Prior to completing my PhD at Ghent University (Belgium) in 2016, I worked in development cooperation projects in northern Uganda. I received post doc grants from Ghent University and the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit.
My passion is to find low cost, culturally appropriate interventions to improve health, quality of life and inclusion for children with disabilities and use new participatory research methods.
I am currently implementing the 'Obuntu bulamu' inclusive education study in primary schools, as well as a the 'pain' hospital based study which aims to reduce pain and fear in children with disabilities during medical procedures.
I am also involved in studying the impact of the COVID related measures on vulnerable poplulations together with Prof Dr Janet Seeley at the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit.