Student ambassador: Annet Nakaganda
Degree: Master of Public Health, part-time distance learning (completed 2015)
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Occupation: Cancer Epidemiologist and the Research Administrator for Uganda Cancer Institute
What the MPH means to me
The MPH empowered me with scientific writing skills, critical thinking skills, independence in work and many other skills.
The knowledge and skills gained from this MPH course enhanced my research experience and has taken me to another level in my career; that is, the ability to design study projects and health programmes for my institution and the country at large.
The MPH at Manchester has provided me with a sense of direction and I have accepted a PhD offer at the University to further my skills in Cancer Epidemiology.
Academic background and career
I hold a master's degree (distinction) in Public Health from The University of Manchester, UK and a first class honours degree in Community Psychology from Makerere University Kampala.
I am a clinical officer with a diploma in clinical medicine and community health, recently concentrating on managing cancer research projects. I have been involved in clinical research for over 13 years and my career is in cancer epidemiology.
I am currently a Cancer Epidemiologist and the Research Administrator for Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI), primarily responsible for operationalising research activities at UCI and designing/implementing epidemiological investigations for cancer surveillance and monitoring.
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