Charles Kiiza WamaraTitle: Doctoral Student School/office: School of Law, Psychology and Social Work
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About Charles Kiiza Wamara
Charles Kiiza Wamara is a trained social worker and has practised social work for eight years with marginalised women, youth, people with disability and older people in Uganda.
He holds a Master of Arts in Advanced Development in Social Work from the University of Lincoln (UK), a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Uganda Management Institute and several international certificates in human rights, governance, civic empowerment, and monitoring and evaluation.
Charles Kiiza Wamara is a doctoral student at the School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University. His project focuses on promoting indigenous social work practices to better address abuse of older people in Uganda. His main research interests include: human rights, ageing, abuse and neglect of older persons, and indigenous social work practice.
Articles in journals
- Wamara, C. K. , Twikirize, J. , Bennich, M. & Strandberg, T. (2022). Reimagining Indigenised social work in Uganda: Voices of practitioners. International Social Work.
- Wamara, C. K. (2022). Social Work Response to Elder Abuse in Uganda: Voices from Practitioners. Journal of gerontological social work, 65 (4), 361-381.
- Dudzai, C. & Wamara, C. K. (2021). COVID-19 pandemic and the informal sector in Zimbabwe. African Journal of Social Work, 11 (4), 201-208.
- Wamara, C. K. & Carvalho, M. I. (2021). Discrimination and injustice against older people in Uganda: Implications for social work practice. International Social Work, 64 (6), 1022-1034.
- Wamara, C. K. , Bennich, M. & Strandberg, T. (2021). Missing voices: older people's perspectives on being abused in Uganda. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 33 (4), 288-310.
- Wamara, C. K. , Muchacha, M. , Ogwok, B. & Dudzai, C. (2021). Refugee Integration and Globalization: Ugandan and Zimbabwean Perspectives. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work.
- Wamara, C. K. & Naumiuk, A. (2021). Service Users’ Decision-Making During Transition to Long-Term Care: Social Workers’ and Older People’s Perspectives. Ageing International.
- Dudzai, C. & Wamara, C. K. (2020). The vices of corruption within Zimbabwe’s informal sector: Lessons from vendors in Harare’s Central Business District. Journal of Development Administration, 5 (1), 31-43.
- Wamara, C. K. (2017). Corruption in Uganda: Does this Have Anything to Do with Social Work?. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work, 2 (1-2), 52-61.
Chapters in books
- Wamara, C. K. (2019). From theory to practice: Toward advocacy in social work practice to better address abuse of older people in developing countries. In: Eleonor Kristoffersson; Thomas Strandberg, Ageing in a changing society: Interdisciplinary popular science contributions from the Newbreed research school (pp. 121-130). Örebro: Orebro University.
Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries
- Wamara, C. K. (2022). Towards Indigenised Social Work Practice to better address Elder Abuse in Uganda. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Örebro: Örebro University.