Prof. John F. Mugisha - Vice-Chancellor

PROF. JOHN F. MUGISHA - VICE-CHANCELLORVice-Chancellor, Assoc. Prof. John F. Mugisha is a passionate academician, a leader in Public Health Planning and Management; and an avid scholar of Health Service provision. His interest in Health Services, Planning and Management has seen him become an international consultant on the subject. In 2008, he developed the “Guidelines for Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Sub-district Management Training in Uganda”, a Consultancy funded by European Union. 

Prior to joining the Cavendish University Uganda family, Prof. Mugisha was the Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences of Uganda Martyrs University, 2011-2016 and is currently a member of the Governing Council.

An accomplished, widely published scholar of Public Health Planning and Management, Prof. Mugisha co-designed the Africa-wide curriculum for Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) for Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) in 2012.

Prof. Mugisha is widely travelled, having acquired his Ph. D from University of Keele in the UK, acted as the Lead Consultant for training in “Change Management under Decentralisation” for middle-level managers in Lesotho (2011) and lectured at Keele University (2007-10) Padova University in Italy (2003-05) and Queen Margaret University in Scotland (2010). In 2013, he was a member of the team that calculated workload-based staffing requirements for hospitals providing maternal and reproductive health services in Malawi.

Apart from purely academic pursuits, Prof. Mugisha is also a successful entrepreneur, having founded Rwentobo High School in his hometown of Rwentobo, Ntungamo district.

Prof. Mugisha is an Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) and Catholic Organisation for Relief and Development Aid (CORDAID) Fellow. He has also been a member of a number of initiatives  the National Health Training Committee, Ministry of Health; Uganda Society of Health Scientists and Health Economics and Policy Network (HEPNET) among others.