Peter Baguma

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Personal Profile
Prof Baguma is a Ugandan with a BSc (Mak), MSc (Sheffield), PhD ( in Psychology and 16 certificates in Psychology and related fields. In 1982, he started working as a Teaching Assistant in the School of Psychology. Now he is at the rank of Professor.
His areas of research include: Psycho trauma, organizational behavior: social psychology, Organizational Development, Stress, coping and resilience, Psychological testing, Health behavior, psychosocial aspects of chronic illness (HIV/AIDS, etc), human development, mental illness, psycho-social intervention and cross-cultural research.
He has won 9 competitive research grants, written 24 articles in refereed journals, 2 book reviews, and 13 book chapters, edited 7 books, participated in at least one international book writing project, wrote 2 policy briefs, 4 departmental manuscripts, 3 ephemera, and held interviews with the media on the subject of Psychology.
He has conducted/convened/organized, or attended at least 90 public events including seminars, workshops, conferences and congresses.
He has initiated 17 international research collaboration and linkages and short trainings for Makerere Community and co-produced a tool to assess Corruption and Integrity.
Regarding community service, he has won 11 consultancies, led the community in various capacities including holding various posts in the local community and now being the Local Council Chairperson of Makerere Sub County. He has participated in fundraising for Makerere University where about 500 books and journals have been collected.
He has supervised over 120 masters’ level students, 5 PhDs. He has evaluated/advised 4 international PhD candidates and I have received 3 honors.
He is a reviewer for 15 international journals and a member to 19 past/present Senate/college committees. He is an external examiner to 9 local/international universities and member to 12 past and 12 present professional organizations.
Regarding academic administration, he served as the first elected Director for the Institute of Psychology in 2003, served as a Head of Department of Organizational and Social Psychology from 2005 -2011. From 2011. to 2015 he served as the Dean, School of Psychology.

Research Profile
Baguma is known for applying psychology, with inter-related disciplines, to poverty reduction, health, environment, organizations, individuals, families, groups and communities. His research ‘breaks through’ into world-class applied journals: Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, International Journal of Eating Disorders, Psychology Health and Medicine, Mental Health, Religion and Culture, North American Journal of Psychology, Journal of Psychology in Africa, International Bulletin of Political Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences, International Bulletin of Political Psychology, International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, Educational Psychology, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Current interests
These include: health behavior, environmental behavior and attitudes, social science and health, appetitive and addictive behaviorww, stress and trauma, leadership, OD, HIV/AIDS, children and adolescent mental health
children, cancer, music therapy