Dr. Elizabeth Beatrice Namazzi (Sr).



  • Education and Educational management,
  • Children in child headed households,
  • Contextualized teaching and learning
  • HIV Aids related issues,
  • African culture,
  • Curriculum issues,
  • Girl child education and the youth.


Year Institution


2010-2015 University of British Columbia, Canada
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) degree in Curriculum Studies
1996 -1997 Makerere University, Kampala Master of Arts in Educational Management
1981-1984 Makerere University, Kampala Bachelor of Education Arts with Education
1979-1981 Trinity College Nabbingo U.A.C.E (Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education)
1974-1977 St. Mary’s College Aboke
U.C.E. (Uganda Certificate of Education)


Research Interests

  1. Kendrick, M., Namazzi, E. Ava Becker-Zayas, A., and Tibwamulala, E. N. (2020). Closing the HIV and AIDS “Information Gap” between children and parents: An exploration of makerspaces in a Ugandan Primary School. Education. Science (MDPI), Vol 10, No. 193.
  2. Becker-Zayas, V., Kendrick, M., & Namazzi, E. (2018). Children’s images of HIV/AIDS in Uganda: What visual methodologies can tell us about their knowledge and life circumstances, Applied Linguistics Review, Volume 9, Issue 2-3, Pages 365–389, ISSN (Online) 1868-6311, ISSN (Print) 1868-6303, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/applirev-2016-1059.
  • Ooko, S., Beru, F. K., Nashon S. M., Anderson, D., & Namazzi E. (2017). Contextualized Science Teaching and Student Performance: The Case of a Kenyan Girls Science Class. International Journal of Engineering Education Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 1–7, 2017.
  1. Kendrick M. & Namazzi E. (2017). Family Language Practices as Emergent Policies in Child-Headed Households in Rural Uganda, in Family Language Policies in a Multilingual World: Opportunities, Challenges and Consequences, Edited by John Macalister, Seyed Hadi Mirvahedi, ESL & APPLIED LINGUISTICS PROFESSIONAL SERRIES, Routledge.
  2. Anderson, D., Nashon, S., Namazzi, E., Okemwa, P., Ombogo, P., Ooko, S., &

Beru, F. (2015). Transformations in Kenyan Science Teachers’ Locus of Control: The Influence of Contextualized Science and Emancipated Student Learning. Journal of Science Teacher Education, DOI 10.1007/s10972-015-9440-5.

  1. Namazzi, E. B. (2015). Ugandan students’ perspectives on the spread and prevention of HIV/AIDS: Cultural practices and education. (Published Thesis).
  • Elizabeth Namazzi & Maureen E. Kendrick (2014): Multilingual cultural resources in child-headed families in Uganda, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2014.908893
  • Namazzi, E. (2013). Cultural Practices and the Spread of HIV/AIDS in Uganda: Student Perspectives and Curricula Implications. The Association of B.C Teachers of English as an additional language.
  1. Namazzi E. (2001). The changing Formation and changing roles of Catholic Nuns in Modern Uganda; in Kiwanuka, E.S. & Kasibante, I.F (Eds) (2001), Catholic Schools 2000: Issues and Challenges.




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Undergraduate Students

  1. DAMBYO Jude (Registration Number 2020-B103-12026). The Contribution of Human Activities to the Survival of Lake Wamala Case Study: Naama Sub-County. (Student at proposal writing level). Uganda Martyrs University.
  2. MALINGA Godfrey (Registration Number 2020-B103-12210). Factors Associated with Teenage Pregnancies in Soroti Municipality Case Study: Soroti City. (Student at proposal writing level). Uganda Martyrs University.

PhD Supervision

  1. KATEGREGGA Stephen Mukasa (Registration Number 2021-PH33-12309). COVID-19 school closures and student­-discipline: A case study of selected secondary schools in greater Masaka districts. (Student currently collecting thesis data in the field, 2023), Uganda Martyrs University.
  2. MUKASA Robert Gonzaga (Registration Number 11723708) Narrative inquiry of teachers’ experiences and perspectives on Uganda’s new competence-based lower secondary school curriculum in rural setting. (Student currently collecting thesis data in the field, 2023), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX USA.