Noeline Nakasujja Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Uganda. She has been serving as Chair for the Department of Psychiatry at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University for the past 7 years. Her research interests include geriatric psychiatry and cognitive impairment in HIV/AIDS.
She received her Bachelor’s in Medicine/Surgery and her Masters’ degrees in Psychiatry from Makerere University Medical School. She completed her PhD studies and received a joint degree from Makerere University and Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
She has served on a number of associations including the International Psycho-geriatrics Associations, the World Psychiatric Association, Association of Uganda Women Doctors. She is the president of The Uganda Society for Health Scientists and Chair for the Community Care for the Elderly task force of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH).
Her work has focused on neurocognitive assessments across the life span as well as other areas in the field of psychiatry. She is currently a principal investigator on a study evaluating the stress and caregiver burden of individuals looking after patients with Alzheimer’s disease in the community.
Prof Nakasujja is the first female psychiatrist in Uganda and been honored with a number of awards that include: British Royal College of Psychiatrists student travel award, Uganda Medical Association best researcher, The International Psychogeriatrics Association Young Investigators award for Outstanding research endeavors undertaken in a previously unresearched field. She has also received awards for Best Presenter oral and poster by young psychiatrists in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. She has received recognition for; Outstanding mentor for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent psychiatry, scientific achievements from the Uganda Society for Health Scientists 2010, Center for AIDS research award for best poster 2016 and was the recipient of the James Kimani award 2017, Society of Neuroscientists of Africa.