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Dr Femke Bannink

PhD

Assistant Professor

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

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. 

Affiliations

Department of Global Health and Development
MRC - Uganda

Research

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. 

Discipline
Anthropology
Development studies
Psychology
Sociology
Education
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Mental health
Disability
Country
Uganda
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

The impact of COVID-19 measures on children with disabilities and their families in Uganda
Mbazzi FB; Nalugya R; Kawesa E; Nimusiima C; King R; van Hove G; Seeley J
2021
Disability & Society
'Obuntu Bulamu' – Development and Testing of an Indigenous Intervention for Disability Inclusion in Uganda
Bannink Mbazzi F; Nalugya R; Kawesa E; Nambejja H; Nizeyimana P; Ojok P; Van Hove G; Seeley J
2020
Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research
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