Team @ APRO

Head Scholarship Scheme


Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine, Mulago Hospital

Noeline is an Associate Professor and is the Chair for the Department of Psychiatry where she serves as a Senior Lecturer at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University. 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, The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) among others.

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.
She has 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 been awarded scientific Best Presenter 2004 by the Uganda Medical Association, Best Scientific Poster presenter at the Course on Leadership & Professional skills for young psychiatrists, Addis Ababa Ethiopia, 2006 & 2007, Best presenter & Best Young Researcher, Faculty of Medicine and Institute of Public Health 2006 and Outstanding mentor for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent psychiatry. She has also received recognition for her scientific achievements from the Uganda Society for Health Scientists 2010, Center for AIDS research award for best poster 2016 and more recently was the recipient of the James Kimani award 2017, Society of Neuroscientists of Africa.

Noeline is a research lead for the DIALOG+intervention at the NIHR Global Health Research Group on developing psycho-social interventions