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Teso Education Fund Webinar on Scholarships

Scholarships are some of the ways to fund education, especially for people from poor backgrounds. However, securing a scholarship is not easy.

To address some of the issues associated with securing scholarships, Teso Education Fund has organised this webinar on 20 March 2021.

The webinar will be facilitated by Dr Lawrence Nnyanzi, Dr Patrick Igulot, and Dr Barbara Katusiime. They will share their experience of either studying under or managing scholarship programmes.

The webinar will explore issues around preparing to apply for a scholarship, tips on how to prepare a competitive scholarship application, and common weaknesses and strengths in scholarship applications.

Please email your questions or comments to [email protected]. Below are profiles of the presenters.

 Dr Lawrence Nnyanzi

Dr Lawrence Achilles Nnyanzi (TU; UK) – received his PhD from Teesside University, UK. He is a Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).

He currently serves as the Programme Director for the Doctorate in Public Health at Teesside University (TU), he is an Honorary Associate Professor of Public Health in a partner university and he coordinates Commonwealth Scholarships at Teesside University.

He has a vast knowledge and expertise in curriculum development and health workforce development, having led the development of a range of courses at TU including the Master of Public Health, the Doctorate in Public Health, the Doctorate in Professional Practice and the Applied Master of Public Health.

He is a Public Health expert with specialist knowledge in a range of topic areas including international public health nutrition, public health policy, non-communicable diseases, epidemiology, multimorbidity, digital health and research methodology.

He has been involved in many collaborative projects worth over £563,805.

He has organised several conferences/workshops/seminar series in the UK and Uganda. Dr Lawrence Nnyanzi has published in a range of peer-reviewed journals.

He has led the development of partnerships with local authorities e.g., Public Health South Tees to foster collaborative delivery of a learning experience on the Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) courses that goes beyond only the theoretical knowledge to incorporate practical experience.

Lawrence has also led the development of partnerships with international universities e.g., Makerere University for purposes of knowledge exchange through collaborative delivery, collaborative research, and staff and student exchange programmes.

He has supported curriculum development for transnational education (TNE) at Teesside University using latest advances in technology to enhance synchronous delivery of modules to overseas students.

Dr Patrick Igulot

Dr Patrick Igulot is an academic and practitioner.

He holds a PhD in Sociology from City, University of London which was awarded in 2017 for research titled: vulnerability and risk to HIV infection in Uganda: multilevel modelling of Uganda AIDS Indicator Survey Data.

He has a Masters in Sociology, a Bachelor’s in Social Science from Makerere University in Uganda and Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Patrick is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Patrick currently works as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sunderland based in London and heads the health and social care programmes.

He teaches undergraduate students studying Health and Social Care Top-up and Foundation degrees in Health and Social Care and postgraduate students studying Public Health.

Before joining University of Sunderland, he taught social statistics at City, University of London.

Patrick is an expert in quantitative research, especially survey research and social statistics with a bias in analysis of large secondary population data.

He is an active researcher and has published his research in open access journals.  He is currently a member of the University ethics review team.

He has experience conducting operational research and working in clinical research settings especial in HIV/AIDS research.

He supervises and has experience supervising undergraduate, masters, and PhD students.

In terms of practice, Patrick is the Executive Director of Teso Education Fund, UK, a charity promoting education in the UK and in Uganda.

He is member of Board of Trustees and Director of British Council for Prevention of Blindness in the UK, a charity fighting blindness in the UK but mainly in developing countries.

He was chairman of Iteso Welfare Association (IWA) in the UK 2015-2016 and Executive Director of IWA UK from 2016 to 2018.

Earlier, he worked in The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO) for 10 years and was Manager of TASO Soroti in Uganda.

Patrick is a development consultant with expertise in health and society and wider social development.

Patrick is passionate about applying knowledge to solve social problems.

Dr Barbra Katusiime 

Barbra holds a PhD in Pharmacy from the Universities of Kent and Greenwich.

Her doctoral research used mixed-methods to investigate prescription medicine use experiences among people living with long-term conditions in England.

She led the development and validation of a novel outcome measure known as the Living with Medicines Questionnaire (LMQ-3), which has been published and adopted internationally.

Barbra also holds an MSc in Clinical Pharmacy International Practice and Policy from University College London (UCL).

After completing her PhD, Barbra supported a number of research projects including a project commissioned by Health Education England looking at urgent care provision in community pharmacies in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, and an NIHR-funded adherence-based clinical trial led by UCL.

Barbra also holds honorary lectureships in Uganda and she continues to work on collaborative projects looking at access and use of medicines in the region.

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