Public engagement

MRC Uganda Public engagement

Knowledge transfer and public engagement

Senior staff of the Unit contribute their professional expertise to national and international institutions, in order to facilitate the formulation of health policy, to promote HIV care and prevention, to help in the organisation of conferences, to assist in the conduct of international trials or in other form of public engagement.

Selected examples include:

Professor Pontiano Kaleebu
  • Chairperson, African AIDS Vaccine Programme
  • Member, WHO/UNAIDS HIV Vaccine Advisory Committee, up to 2009
  • Board Member, AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (AVAC), New York
  • Board Member, South African AIDS Vaccine Initiative (SAAVI), up to 2006
  • Member, Scientific Committee, Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise
  • Member AAVP/Collaborating Centre for Biomedical Research
  • Chair, National HIV Drug Resistance Working Group
  • Member of the National ART Committee
  • Member of National HIV Vaccine Advisory Committee
  • Principal Investigator UVRI/IAVI HIV Vaccine Program
  • Acting Director UVRI, March 2009 – June 2010
Professor Janet Seeley
  • Conference organiser: Biodiversity and Livelihoods, India, 2009
  • Conference organiser: Expanding Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) provision in resource-limited settings: Social dynamics and policy challenges. Norwich, UK, 2009
  • Chairperson of the University of East Anglia International Development Research Ethics Committee
  • Member of Overseas Development Group, University of East Anglia Management Committee
  • Supervisor and Examiner for Masters and undergraduate dissertations for University of East Anglia
  • Supervisor for PhD students for University of East Anglia, LSHTM, University of Glasgow Post-doctoral mentor for British Academy Post-doctoral Research Fellowships, 2006 – 2010