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Prof. Joseph Y. T. Mugisha is the Principal of the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), a constituent college of Makerere University. Prof. Mugisha is serving his second term as Principal of CoNAS, a position he was first appointed to in 2013. Professor Mugisha holds a PhD in Biomathematics from Makerere University.

Prior to his appointment as Principal of the College, he was the Dean – Faculty of Science from 2009 to 2010, in which position he led the process of conversion of the faculty to a college. He held the Principal post initially in acting capacity (2010 to 2012) before substantive appointment in 2013. He has also served as the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor [Academic Affairs] at Makerere University.

Professor Mugisha joined Makerere University as a Teaching Assistant in 1987 rising through the ranks to Professorship in 2008. He has also served the University in various leadership and management capacities: Acting Head of Department of Mathematics; Acting Director of the Institute of Computer Science (August - December 2003); Deputy Director of the Institute of Computer Science (2003 - 2005). He is also a member of the Makerere University Senate which is the highest academic decision making body of the university, he has been a member of Senate since 2009. Professor Mugisha has taught courses at undergraduate and graduate level. He has supervised and mentored over 40 students at graduate level (both PhD and MSc.) in the region.

Professor Mugisha is widely published with  over 50 research papers/articles in international peer-reviewed journals. His major research interest is in the application of mathematics in biological and biomedical processes with special emphasis on epidemiological and ecological modelling.

He is an international researcher and external examiner with strong links to several Universities in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. He has served as a Reviewer for several international Journals like Mathematical Biosciences – Elsevier, the Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Ecological Statistics and Technology, South African Journal of Sciences, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, and Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, among others.

Professor Mugisha is a founder member and current President of the African Society for Biomathematics since 2009. He is a member of the American Mathematical Society, Uganda Mathematical Society, Uganda Biometric Society, and is a Fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences [UNAS].

Dr. Christopher Mbazira is an Associate Professor of Law and Acting Principal, School of Law (LAW), Makerere University. He holds a PhD from University of the Western Cape (UWC) and a Master of Laws in Human Rights from the University of Pretoria both in South Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from Makerere University and a Diploma of Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre (LDC).

He is the Coordinator of the Public Interest Law Clinic (PILAC), LAW and has written and spoken widely on the subject of socio economic rights in the context of the judicial application of these rights. Dr. Mbazira is a Visting Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa and lectures undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of public international law and international and regional human rights law. He is also a research consultant on human rights, public policy and governance issues.

Professor Fred Masagazi-Masaazi is currently the Principal of the College of Education and External Studies (CEES) since 2013. He holds a PhD in Language Education specializing in the Luanda language. He also holds a number of certificates in management

Before being elected to the coveted position of College Principal, Professor Masagazi-Masaazi first served in various administrative positions in Makerere University. He was the Dean of the School of Education from 2010 – 2012 and also served as the Head of Department of Language Education from 2002 – 2010. Prof. Masagazi-Masaazi has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals and has served as external examiner at several universities within and outside Africa. He has served on several education institution boards and committees (private and public) and also on government education bodies like, Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB, National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC). As an educationist, Prof. Masagazi-Masaazi has used his extensive knowledge to contribute to education in Buganda Kingdom. He served as a Commissioner of Education, Chairperson Buganda Education Commission, State Minister of Education and Minister of Education and Sports in the Kingdom.

Professor Masagazi-Masaazi is a registered teacher by profession in Uganda and beyond. His research interests are in Language Education: African languages, mother tongue education, language policy related issues, language research, literature in language

Prof. Henry Alinaitwe is a Professor of Engineering and Principal, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT), Makerere University. He holds a PhD and Licentiate Degree in Engineering both from Lund University Sweden. He also holds an MSc. in Construction Management, from Loughborough University, UK, a Master of Engineering Studies degree in Structures from University of Sydney, Australia and a BSc. Civil Engineering from Makerere University.

He has previously served as Dean, School of Built Environment, CEDAT and Deputy Dean, Faculty of Technology. He is a registered member of the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers and Engineers Registration Board (Uganda).

Prof. Alinaitwe’s teaching and research interests are in: Structural analysis and design; Construction Management; Construction Project Management; and Building/Construction Technology. He has supervised 12 Masters Students to completion.

Dr. Charles Ibingira is a Professor of Medicine and Principal, College of Health Sciences (CHS), Makerere University. He holds a Master of Medicine-M.Med (Surgery) and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) both from Makerere University.

He has previously served as Dean, School of Biomedical Sciences, CHS, Associate Dean Research, and also as Head, Department of Anatomy/Medical Illustration both in the then Faculty of Medicine. He has also served as the Chairperson, Research and Ethics Committee, CHS. He has several publications as an Associate Professor on Hernia, Mesh and Cerebrovascular Trauma. He sits on various boards and is a proprietor of various business enterprises.