Dr. Nalwadda is working as an Assistant Lecturer with the Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, at the Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. Dr. Nalwadda completed her BSc in Nursing, MSc in Population and Reproductive Health, and PhD at the Karolinska Institute/Makerere University joint PhD program with a focus on Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights. Dr. Nalwadda is a member of the research and ethics committee in the Faculty of Medicine, she supervises undergraduate proposal development and dissertations, and she co-teaches courses in Research Methodology and Professional Ethics in Nursing. She is currently leading the graduate program in the Department of Nursing and exploring options for post-doctoral work.


Dr. Nalwadda’s interest in bioethics comes from her recognition of gaps currently existing in operationalizing the principles of informed consent, confidentiality, and privacy. She has concerns about the extent to which they are actually followed in developing countries such as Uganda, and recognizes the need for particular safeguards when marginalized groups are included in research.


Dr. Nalwadda’s main areas of research interest are in reproductive health, fertility regulation, continuing medical education, information availability on HIV/AIDS and its application, and perceptions of adolescent reproductive health.


Mr. Nalwadda intends to use the JHU-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program to gain sound scientific background in bioethics, to enhance her personal capacity to conduct quality research, to provide ethics training of trainers’ workshops for colleagues, and to advocate for the establishment of short-term courses in bioethics at the Makerere University.


To contact Dr. Gorrette Nalwadda, email: gnalwadda@gmail.com




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