Dr. Josephine Nabukenya has been appointed acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Makerere University, in charge of Finance and Administration, for a period of one year; until a substantive Deputy is appointed.
Nabukenya was appointed this week by the Chancellor Prof. Ezra Suruma; to deputise Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe.
Prof. Suruma’s instructions are grounded in powers vested in him under Section 56(1) of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001.
Her appointment follows the resignation of Dr. William Bazeyo; who is a subject of inquiry over lack of credible qualifications to occupy the position.
Nabukenya will serve alongside Assoc. Prof. Umar Kakumba, who is also a Deputy Vice-Chancellor, in charge of Academics.
She is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the School of Computing and Informatics Technology, Makerere University.
She has over 15 years of experience in Information Systems development, implementation and evaluation, and ICT Policy and Strategy formulation in the application domains of Health and Government.
Her PhD is in Information Systems from Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Her research focuses on IS in the areas of: Analysis & Modeling of Data /Information Flow; Impact Evaluations; Strategic Information Management; Enterprise Architecture and Collaboration Engineering.
She is the Academics Director for the PhD & Masters Health Informatics Programme. Before joining Makerere University in 2002, she worked with the ministry of health as a Senior Information Scientist and conceptualized the automation of the Resource Centre for electronic data storage and retrieval; and actively participated in the HMIS and data warehouse evolution.
She is the Founder and Chair of the Health Informatics Research Group. She is a member of the Uganda eHealth Technical Working Group, and Digital Health and Interoperability Working Group of Health Data Collaborative.
Details from the University show that she is leading research on the development and implementation of the: National eHealth Enterprise Architecture and HIE Framework for Uganda; Standards and Interoperability for electronic/digital health in Uganda; and Data Use and Interoperability for Health Facilities.
She also handling research on automation of the national client, health worker, and health facility registries respectively, using the immunization Programme as a case study.