Grace Akello

Current employment
1.  University as a Medical Anthropologist and Senior Lecturer.
2. National Consultant of the World Bank on the project - family dynamics and participation in the reintegration of Ex-combatants in Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda.

Grace Akello-Ayebare, PhD is a Medical Anthropologist trained in The Netherlands. She is currently a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department- Mental Health in Gulu University, Uganda. Her doctoral thesis Wartime children’s suffering and quests for therapy in northern Uganda was awarded a PhD-premium by Amsterdam School for Social Science Research of the academic year 2008/2009. Her research interests include healthcare service provision for children and adolescents affected by armed conflict and HIV/AIDS in relation to their needs and priorities. In particular, she has interests in using qualitative research findings to design major survey, gendered researches and analyses with the aim of linking evidence to policy making and project design. Some of her publications include reintegration of ex-combatants, intersubjectivity in research, silencing distressed children as a coping mechanism for wartime and HIV/AIDS-related distress.

Fellow member
Gulu University, Faculty of Medicine
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