I’m a lawyer specialising in governance and development. I lead U4’s work on basic service sectors and gender and corruption.

I've taught at the Uganda Law Development Centre, Makerere University, and Cavendish University Uganda. My interest in corruption stems from lecturing Administrative Law – the law that governs public agencies, and from working as Assistant Counsel on a commission of inquiry into corruption in Uganda Revenue Authority from 2002-2003. I then wrote a PhD thesis on the role of judicial commissions of inquiry in anti-corruption in Uganda. My current research focuses on legal and administrative approaches to anti-corruption in sectors, leveraging values education for long term anti-corruption change and corruption in results-based financing for health schemes. I'm also interested in women's rights, gender and the law, and child rights.

I have a law degree from Makerere University and a Master’s and PhD in Law from the University of Warwick, UK.


Online training and workshops

  • Online course
    Addressing corruption in the health sector

    7 Jun 2020

    8 – 26 June 2020. 3 weeks, expert-led course. Improve your understanding of how corruption hinders access to health care – and what can be done about it. Suitable for development practitioners, public officials, and civil society activists working on health issues.

Recent work

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