Gloria Seruwagi leads research uptake on the Baobab Research Programme Consortium. Her role primarily involves supporting consortium partners to translate the evidence generated into policy and practice, achieving impact through research. Seruwagi has responsibility to foster and increase the utilization of evidence that will successfully advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and improve health outcomes for vulnerable groups in refugee settings.
Seruwagi has conducted extensive research in global health and development, using evidence in advocacy efforts to drive policy action and inform programming. Her research on adherence to COVID-19 guidelines in humanitarian settings directly informed the Ugandan government’s approach to pandemic management in refugee settlements and contributed amendments to the 2021 Public Health Bill. Additionally, she has undertaken extensive work in health systems, particularly around sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health. Seruwagi is particularly passionate about improving outcomes for marginalized communities and with creating impact, innovation, and improvement in the use of evidence in humanitarian and development policy and practice. She has led and supported several high-performing multidisciplinary teams, developing critical partnerships and networks to deliver robust evidence and pragmatic policy-practice solutions.
Seruwagi received her PhD in Health and Social Care Management from the University of Huddersfield and MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.