MBChB; PhD; AREF Fellow; MUII Fellow
Dr. Margaret Nampijja is a medical doctor and researcher in early childhood development currently based at the African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi. She holds a bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery from Makerere University, Kampala, and a PhD in Developmental Psychology from Lancaster University, UK.
She is one of the few clinical developmental psychologists in the African region. She has won distinctions and prestigious awards and has several papers to her name. She is a Fellow with the Wellcome Trust funded Makerere University UVRI Infection & Immunity (MUII) Fellowship Program, and with the African Research Leadership Excellence Program. Dr. Nampijja has a long experience in early childhood development research; she has led and collaborated on several studies focusing on the impact of adverse biological and social exposures on early childhood developmental outcomes in impoverished settings. Through her work, she aims to make significant scientific and public health contributions towards optimizing the development of children in sub-Saharan Africa.