Dr. Juliet Kiguli (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer, in the Department of Community Health and Behavioural Sciences at the School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University. She is an ethnographic scientist and gender analyst holding a Ph.D in Anthropology from the University of Cologne, Germany (2001). In addition, she holds an MA in Development Studies, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague (1994), a post graduate diploma in Education-PGDE (1992) and a BA (Hons) degree, Makerere University (1991). Juliet received a Commercial Bank Award for being the best female academic performing scholar in Uganda (1981).
Juliet teaches and advises undergraduates and post graduates. Her work explores major debates in development studies, globalization, gender, power and cultural modernity, food policy, social theory, contemporary anthropology and health. She has diverse experience in academic and consultative work. Currently, her main focus is social protection of the poor, food policy, and community development. Her core skills include: sociological investigation, project appraisal and design, systematic reviews, monitoring and evaluation, and report writing. Juliet can provide high quality training with a firm grip of action research and policy issues. She also has the ability to carry out research and translate field experiences into guiding strategic interventions. She has knowledge of participatory appraisal approaches and other qualitative techniques, SWOT analysis, gender methodologies, poverty reduction strategies, advocacy and strategic planning. She has facilitated a number of academic workshops and recently in April 2012, was a Convener of the working group on Public Procurement: school feeding at the Urbanising Agriculture Conference organized by the Rural Sociology department, at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Juliet is the Ugandan based Principal Investigator for the PUREFOOD project hosting a Ph.D student from Brazil. Juliet is conversant with word processing, PowerPoint and data base management packages like MS Excel, Atlas ti 5.2 and SPSS.
She has various articles in books like Women feeding cities: mainstreaming gender in urban agriculture and food security (2009); ÔÇ£Under the tree of talking: leadership for ChangeÔÇØ (2007); ÔÇ£Death in Cities in East and Southern AfricaÔÇØ (2006); Africa in World Affairs: challenges to Humanities (2004), Gender Representation (2004) and others in peer reviewed journals like BMC such as: ÔÇ£Increasing access to quality health care for the poor: community perspectives for quality care in UgandaÔÇØ in: PATIENT PREFERENCE AND ADHERENCE 2009, 3: 1-9. Recently, she has co-authored articles in areas like malaria and newborn health. Some of her publications appear in Spanish and German languages.