Real name: 


First Name: 
Gloria Kimuli
Office No.: 
Room 31, Department of Social Work
Office Building: 
School of Social Sciences
About Me: 

I am a systems researcher with dual training in public health and social sciences with a development focus. Passionate about equity and social justice, I take keen interest in leveraging protection, governance/leadership and system strengthening interventions to improve outcomes for DVM populations. Most of my work is in the social sector (including health, education, livelihoods) – in communities with women, children, youth and refugees. System strengthening, multi-level engagement, advocacy, programme and policy support are embedded in my work. I have worked in advisory capacity for policy and decision makers at global, national and agency level; I previously worked for the UK government in Westminster (in a strategy & policy advisory role) to support improving outcomes for children, young people and families. In Uganda I worked in State House under a Presidential Initiative on national health sector monitoring and system strengthening. In Uganda I have traversed all geographical regions, physically visited most (105) districts and over 1,500 health facilities as a monitor for service delivery, an evaluator for sector performance or advisor to provide technical backstopping and institutional support for continuous quality improvement (QI). Under my development portfolio I have worked mostly on community-based programmes in humanitarian and development contexts within Uganda and the Great Lakes Region (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo). I have vast experience in university teaching, policy and programming work. I have conducted research, published, provided advisory support and consulted widely in RMNCAH, system strengthening and issues affecting DVM populations. Some of my recent and current work can be found here

Research Interests: 
Implementation Science & Qualitative Research
Community & Behaviour
Disadvantaged, Vulnerable & Marginalised (DVM) Populations
Policy & Health Systems
Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health & Nutrition (RMNCAH+N)