Asasira Justus

Mr. Asasira Justus

BA (DS), MA, PhD student

Lecturer

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ibanda University

Email: asasirajsts@gmail.com or jasasira@ibandauniversity.ac.ug

Asasira is a qualified academic with over 5 years’ experience of teaching at university level. He graduated with First Class Honours degree in Development Studies in 2014 from Mbarara University of science and Technology and Masters of Arts in Local Governance and Planning in 2017 at the same University. He is writing his PhD in health policy and service delivery in Southwestern Uganda.

Asasira is a Lecturer at Ibanda University (IU) and gives lectures in the departments of Development Studies and Social Sciences. He teaches Political economy of Uganda, Comparative politics, Population planning and Development, Development Economics and Development policy and planning. He doubles as a part-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies where he delivers courses like Political Economy, Population Planning and Development and Leadership and Health management. He supervises and examines Students’ Community Twinning Program (STP) at Mbarara University of Science and Technology.

He is passionate about learning, discovering and sharing new knowledge. His research interest, experience and expertise rest in societal welfare mainly in social service provision including agriculture (commercializing agriculture, use of smart technologies to improve nutritional and household food security), energy consumption (practices and patterns), Gender based Violence and acid violence, education and health services. His current research focuses on provision of Health services under Private-Public Partnership arrangement, a nascent study he conducted is 4 private health facilities in Mbarara district for his Masters’ dissertation. This is where his PhD work finds a destiny.

He has worked with research projects at Mbarara University, ELKA Statistical (with Dr. Kadengye T. Damazo) and PDCC (with Mr. Odongo Hannington and Dr. Alphonse) consultancies as a research assistant. He has also worked with Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) in data collection and entry on different projects in Bushenyi, Mbarara, Isingiro, Buhweju, Kabale and Kiruhura on transforming agriculture from subsistence to commercial. Different projects’ inputs have had actions taken by the OWC/government of Uganda to improve the livelihoods of famers through a modeled financing of the agricultural sector. Worked with Dr. R. Twongyirwe “Institutional Trust and Agricultural service extension”, a study conducted in Bushenyi and Mbarara Districts. He has worked with Mr. Odongo Hannington on many projects including developing a strategic plan for the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies.

He has been on various evaluation and research teams. In 2016, he was contracted as an independent researcher do annual assessment with TASO Mbarara centre in provision of services to its clients; this activity was done through Client-exit interviews.

He has worked (May 2017-September 2018) as a research assistant for Dr. Nsibirano Ruth (postdoctoral researcher) from Makerere University on “Analyzing Gender Symbolism of Electronic Resources among Faculty for Enhanced Uptake and Transformation of Teaching: The Case of Library Electronic Resources (LER) in Public Universities in Uganda”.

Publications

Justus Asasira, Frank Ahimbisibwe: Public-Private Partnership in Health Care and Its Impact on Health Outcomes: Evidence from Ruharo Mission Hospital in Uganda. International Journal of Social Science Studies, Redfame. http://redfame.com/journal/index.php/ijsss/article/view/3911/4081

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