Stephen Ojiambo Wandera

Lecturer, Department of Population Studies, Makerere University

Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Doctor of Philosophy in Population Studies (2012-2015), awarded 2017
Concentrations: Population Ageing, Inequalities in Health and Access to Healthcare among older persons. Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

Master of Science in Population and Reproductive Health (2007-2009), awarded 2010
Concentrations: Population health, Reproductive Health, Sexual & Gender-Based Violence
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Bachelor of Science in Population Studies (2003-2006), awarded 2006
Concentrations: Population health, HIV/AIDS stigma

Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Population Studies, 1st November 2010 – To Date.

-Teaching courses to graduate students: Advanced Statistics for Population Scientists, Qualitative data analysis using NVIVO, and quantitative data analysis using STATA).

- Teaching undergraduate courses: Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of Development, Families and Households, Socio-demographic surveys, research methods and recently, Population Ageing and Demography of Uganda.

-Coordinated and processed examinations results for the Department of Population Studies (2010 – 2013)
- Supervising undergraduate research projects and dissertations
-Participating in research at the Department of Population Studies
- Attending board of studies meetings and writing minutes (voluntary) of the same
-Any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department

Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Teaching Assistant, Department of Population Studies, 1st September 2006 – 30th October
-Taught the following courses to undergraduate students (Introduction to sociology, Research Methods, Families and Households, Indirect Demographic Techniques, Socio-demographic surveys).
- Supervised undergraduate research projects and dissertations-
- Participated in research at the Department of Population Studies
- Attended board of studies meetings and volunteered in writing minutes
-Performed any other duties assigned by the Head of Department

Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA), Nairobi, Kenya PhD scholarship jointly led by the African Population and Research Center (APHRC),

Nairobi, Kenya & the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Award amount $100,000 for three years (2012-2016)

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Bonn, Germany DAAD in-country PhD Scholarship tenable at Makerere University, covering tuition and functional fees (Euros 12,000) for three years (2012-2015) Institut National D’Etudes Demographiques (INED), Paris France.

INED-DRIPS residency fellowship to write thesis chapters for four weeks at INED, France in
November 2014.

Carnegie Corporation of New York, New York, USA
Next Generation of African Academics (NGAA II) grant for PhD data collection (Grant Number: B8741.R01), worth $9,202 on access to healthcare among older people in Uganda, in 2014.

Golaz, V., Rutaremwa, G., & Wandera, S. O. (2015). Les solidarités familiales autour des personnes âgées en Ouganda. In A. Adjamagbo & P. Antoine (Eds.), Démographie et politiques sociales (Actes du XVIIe colloque, Ouagadougou, novembre 2012). Association Internationale des Démographes de Langue Française (AIDELF), 2015. Paris, France:
Karthala. Download link:

Golaz, V., Wandera,S.O., & Rutaremwa, G. (2015). Understanding the vulnerability of older adults: extent of and breaches in support systems in Uganda. Ageing and Society, available on
CJO2015. doi:10.1017/S0144686X15001051.

Wandera, S.O., Kwagala, B., & Ntozi, J. (2015). Prevalence and risk factors for selfreported
non-communicable diseases among older Ugandans: a cross-sectional study. Global Health Action, 8(27923).
Rutaremwa, G., Wandera, S.O., Jhamba, T., Akiror, E., & Kiconco, A. (2015). Determinants of maternal health services utilization in Uganda. BMC Health Services Research.

Randall, S., Coast, E., Antoine, P., Compaore, N., Dial, F.-B., Fanghanel, A. Gning, S.B.,Thiombiano, B.G., Golaz, V., & Wandera, S. O. (2015). UN Census “Households” and Local Interpretations in Africa Since Independence. Sage Open, 5(2). doi: 10.1177/2158244015589353.

Wandera, S. O., Golaz, V., Kwagala, B., & Ntozi, J. (2015). Factors associated with self-reported ill-health among older Ugandans: A cross sectional study. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. doi:

Rutaremwa, G., Kabagenyi, A., Wandera, S.O. Tapiwa, J., Akiror, E., & Nviiri, H.L.
(2015). Predictors of modern contraceptive use during the postpartum period among women in Uganda: a population-based cross sectional study. BMC Public Health.

Wandera, S.O., Kwagala, B., and Ntozi, J. (2015). Determinants of access to healthcare by older persons in Uganda: A cross-sectional study. BMC International Journal of Equity in Health, 14(26).

Wandera, S.O., Kwagala,B., Ndugga, P., and Kabagenyi, A. (2015). Partners’ controlling behaviors and intimate partner sexual violence among married women in Uganda. BMC Public Health.

Wandera, S.O., James Ntozi and Betty Kwagala. (2014). Prevalence and correlates of disability among older Ugandans: evidence from the Uganda National Household Survey. Global Health Action, 7(25686).

Kabagenyi, A., Ndugga, P., Wandera, S.O., and Kwagala,B. (2014). Modern contraceptive use among sexually active men in Uganda: does discussion with a health worker matter? BMC Public Health 2014, 14:286. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-286.

Kwagala, B., Wandera, S.O., Ndugga, P., & Kabagenyi, A. (2013). Empowerment, partner's behaviours and intimate partner physical violence among married women in Uganda. BMC Public Health, 13(1), 1112.

Wandera, S.O., Ntozi, J.P.M. & Kwagala, B. (2010). Spousal Sexual Violence, Sexual Behaviour and Sexually Transmitted Infections among Ever-Married Women in Uganda. Journal of African Population Studies, Volume 24 (1&2), 70-87.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Makerere University