- Introduction to research methods
- Theory of organization and management
- Research design
- Issues in urban development
- Civil society and social development
- Community-based intervention strategies
- Poverty and social inequality
- Organization and management of social delivery systems
- Research methods and data Analysis
- Member: Global Development Network
- Member: Uganda Evaluation Association
- Member: National Association of Social Workers in Uganda
- 2013: Member of the Coordinating Committee - Initiative to develop a Joint Masters Programme in Social Work with Families and Children, between Makerere University and three European Universities (University of Gothenburg, Sweden; University of Stavanger, Norway; University Institute Lisbon, Portugal).
- Since 2014 – To-date: Coordinator, Joint Masters in Social Work with Families and Children (MFamily), an Erasmus Mundus, EU Funded collaboration between Makerere University and four European Universities.
- Since 2015 – To-date: External reviewer for papers submitted to the Ugandan Journal of Management and Public Policy Studies (UJMPPS) published by Uganda Management Institute (UMI)
- 2017 – 2018: Served as a reviewer for papers submitted for a book volume on “Early Childhood Care and Education at the Margins: African Perspectives on Birth to Three”. To be published at the Erasmus Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands.
2013 – 2016: Post-doctoral research on “Strengthening Community Resources for Health in Poor Settings” – undertaken under the CoHeRe project, Implemented by Makerere University, School of Social Sciences in Collaboration with University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research [AISSR]).
- 2016 – Present: Visiting Lecturer – Ankole Western University, Sheema District, Uganda.
- 2009 – 2014: Member of the Expert Task Group: Monitoring the Performance of Local Governments in Uganda (Local Government Score Card Project), implemented by Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE).
I have been teaching on the undergraduate programme since 1993, and on both undergraduate and graduate programmes since 2004. Undergraduate courses I have taught on the in the past and now:
Graduate courses I have taught
Senior Lecturer, Makerere University, Department of Social Work and Social Administration.
PhD (Social Policy Studies)
Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
M.A. Development Studies (Local and Regional Development)
Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, The Netherlands
B.A. Social Work and Social Administration (SWSA)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Membership To Professional Bodies:
Seruwagi G, Nakidde C, Ochen EA, Okot B, Lawoko S, Kayiwa J, Ddamulira D, Masaba A, Luswata B, Ssekattee J, and Muhangi D (2022): Knowledge, Adherence and the Lived Experiences of Refugees in COVID-19. In: Gonclaves MGS, Gutwald R, Kleibl T, Lutz R, Noyoo N, and Twikirize J (Eds), ‘The Coronavirus Crisis and Challenges to Social Development’. Global Perspectives. Springer.
Musinguzi L.K., Twikirize J., Kyamulabi A., and Muhangi D. (2022): “Am I an Essential Worker?” COVID-19 and (Re)Shaping of the Social Work Profession in Uganda. In: Goncalves M.D.C.S, et al., (Eds): ‘The Coronavirus Crisis and Challenges to Social Development. Global Perspectives’. Springer.
Lawoko S., Seruwagi G., Muhangi D., Ochen E.A., Okot B., Lugada E., Masaba A., Ddamulira D. P., Luswata B., Nakidde C.L. and Kaducu F (2021): COVID-19 risk behaviours in humanitarian settings: A cross-sectional study among conflict refugees in Uganda. International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health 8 (5), 2132-2143.
Okot B.J., Malagala A.T., Ochen E.A., Muhangi D., Seruwagi G. K. (2021): COVID-19 Prevention Measures: Impact Stories and Lived Experiences of Uganda-based Refugees. Vienna Journal of African Studies 41/2021, Vol 21, 43-62.
Daniel H. de Vries, Jeroen Bruggeman, Turinawe E. Benoni, Jude T. Rwemisisi, Laban M. Kashaija, Denis Muhangi & Robert C. Pool (2020): Social networks for health communication in rural Uganda: A mixed-method analysis of Dekabusa Trading Centre, Luwero County. Global Public Health DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2020.1775870.
Borst R.A.J., Hoekstra T., Muhangi D., Jonker I., and Kok M.O. (2019): Reaching rural communities through ‘Healthy Entrepreneurs’: A cross-sectional explorationof community health entrepreneurship’s role in sexual reproductive health. Health Policy and Planning, 2019, 1-8. Doi:10.1093/heapol/czz091.
Platt L., Stengel C.M., Nkurunziza M., Muhangi D., Byansi P., Wandiembe P., Busago A., Bitira D., Mundia B., Mlewa O., and Rhodes T. (2019): Assessing risk of HIV and hepatitis C among people who inject drugs in East Africa: findings from a rapid assessment. Journal of Viral Hepatitis. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvh.13088.
Muhangi D. (2017): Child maltreatment in Uganda: Discourses and representations in the Ugandan print media. In: Mafigiri D. K and Walakira J. E (Eds). (2017). Child abuse and neglect in Uganda: Vol. 6; Child maltreatment: Contemporary Issues in Research and Policy: Springer, Switzerland. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-48535-5 http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319485348. pp 69-91.
Asingwire N., Muhangi D., Namara R., and Kemigisa M. (2017): Governance Mechanisms of Burial Societies in Western Uganda. In Awortwi N. and Walter-Drop G. (Eds.) Non-State Social Protection Actors and Services in Africa: Governance Below the State. Routledge. Oxon.
Research Projects /Assignments:
2021 – Ongoing – Team Member/Coinvestigator – Sustainable Off-Grid Solutions for Pharmacies and Communities in Africa (SophiA). A Makerere University collaboration with 11 other institutions across the world, funded by the EU.
2020 – 2021 Team Member/ Co-Investigator- Study on Knowledge, adherence and the lived experiences of refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic: A comparative assessment of urban and rural refugee settings in Uganda. Study in 3 refugee settlements (Kisenyi, Kyaka II and Adjumani). Funded by ELRHA.
2016 – 2021: Research Team member of the SET-SRHR (Strengthening Education and Training in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights) project undertaken by Makerere University School of Public Health, Nsamizi Training Institute of Social Development and the Erasmus International Institute of Social Studies, (ISS), The Hague. The project focuses on generating evidence that is used to build the capacity of SRHR practitioners and service providers in Uganda. I have participated in developing the curriculum for training SRHR practitioners, conducting research on SRHR of young people, and we are working towards publishing a book based on the project work.
2013 – 2016: Post-doctoral researcher with CoHeRe Project (Developing Sustainable Community Health Resources in a Poor Community Setting in Uganda) – Collaboration between Makerere University and University of Amsterdam. This project was action-oriented research that involved working with multiple stakeholders at community and local government level to enhance the identification, utilization and social accountability for locally available health resources. The process was documented and a number of publications were produced.
2015 – 2018: Co-Principal Investigator: Impact Evaluation of Government of Uganda Family Planning Programmes and Policies targeting Young People aged 15-24: A Study of Youth Friendly Services. Study undertaken in collaboration with Ministry of Health, with coordination from Office of the Prime Minister and financial and technical support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) through the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), India. Research Grant through Office of the Prime Minister, Budget: USD 400,000.
Membership to University Committees
Service to the Community