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Dr Agnes Ssali

BA MA DipPH PhD

Research Fellow

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

 

 

I have been with the Uganda MRC unit since 2003. I have participated in a number of different social and behavioural studies targeting social aspects of health and the life course of vulnerable individuals and groups. These have included among others men and women in HIV discordant couples; key populations including women at high risk of HIV, their regular partners and children. I have worked with interdisciplinary teams in clinical research. I have experience in project and strategic planning.

I obtained my first degree in Social work and Social administration and an MA degree in social sciences from Makerere University. I hold a post graduate diploma in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a doctorate in international development which l obtained from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. 

My doctoral research focused on research ethics investigating the understanding of the informed consent process in clinical trials.  The social aspects of ethical processes in clinical research is an area of study which I continue to feel passionate about.

Affiliations

MRC - Uganda
Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Centres

Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Research

 

I served on the UVRI Research and ethics committee (REC) for 3 years and I am a member of the Mengo Hospital REC in Kampala. I am a principal investigator of a study funded by NIH which is exploring the vulnerability and resilience of children of women at high risk of HIV in Kampala. In addition, l am a lead social scientist on a planned controlled human infections model study of schistosomiasis mansoni in Uganda funded by Wellcome trust. I am one of the lead scientists at the Uganda unit on a collaborative study with colleagues from LSHTM and six other African countries that is targeting young people with disabilities to enhance inclusive partnership, the study is funded by Mastercard foundation.

I am interested in supervising research degree working on social and behavioural aspects of health and those working in the field of bioethics.

Research Area
Clinical trials
Public health
Social and structural determinants of health
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Capacity strengthening
Ethics
Evaluation
Global Health
Ethnography
Mixed methods
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Reproductive health
Discipline
Anthropology
Development studies
Sociology
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Emerging Infectious Disease
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Schistosomiasis
Country
Uganda
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Understanding perceptions of schistosomiasis and its control among highly endemic lakeshore communities in Mayuge, Uganda
Mujumbusi L; Nalwadda E; Ssali A; Pickering L; Seeley J; Meginnis K; Lamberton PHL
2023
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Ethical and practical considerations arising from community consultation on implementing controlled human infection studies using Schistosoma mansoni in Uganda.
Egesa M; Ssali A; Tumwesige E; Kizza M; Driciru E; Luboga F; Roestenberg M; Seeley J; Elliott AM
2022
Global Bioethics
The acceptability of the AMBITION treatment regimen for HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis: Findings from a qualitative study of patients and providers in Botswana and Uganda
Lawrence DS; Ssali A; Moshashane N; Nabaggala G; Maphane L; Harrison TS; Meya D; Jarvis JN; Seeley J
2022
JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY
The acceptability of the AMBITION-cm treatment regimen for HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis: Findings from a qualitative methods study of participants and researchers in Botswana and Uganda.
Lawrence DS; Ssali A; Moshashane N; Nabaggala G; Maphane L; Harrison TS; Meya DB; Jarvis JN; Seeley J
2022
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Use of Services among Female Sex Workers Receiving a Comprehensive HIV Enhanced Prevention Intervention in Kampala, Uganda: A Cross-sectional Study.
Namale G; Ssali A; Kamacooko O; Bagiire D; Mayanja Y; Seeley J
2022
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
GaryNapier/comp_mut
Napier G
2022
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