GAIC’s PhD students and peer groups are led by our extraordinary supervisors, each being knowledgable specialists in their respective fields. What makes GAIC’s supervisors unique is their unparalleled ability to engage in the vernacular of various discplines, ranging from medicine and computer science to cultural anthropology and theology. This equips them uniquely to deal with the questions being answered at GAIC.
Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Reisen
Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Reisen is the coordinator of GAIC. She supervises the PhD students that partake in GAIC and chairs and lectures during the weekly GAIC meetings. She holds the chair International Relations, Innovation and Care at Tilburg University and FAIR Data Science at LUMC.
Prof. Dr. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo
Prof. Dr. Mouhamad Mpezamihigo is the Vice Chancellor of Kampala International University, Uganda. He is also the Chair to the Senate at Kampala International University.
Prof. Dr. Francisca Oladipo
Prof. Dr. Francisca Oladipo is one of the supervisors for the peer group FAIR-based Data Management for Quality of Healthcare. She is a professor of Computer Science at the Federal University Lokoja and executive coordinator of VODAN Africa.
Dr. Katy Wolstencroft
Dr. Katy Wolstencroft is one of the supervisors for the peer group FAIR-based Data Management for Quality of Healthcare. She is an assistant professor of Bioinformatics and Computer Science at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science.
Dr. Reginald Maudlin Nalugala
Dr. Reginald Maudlin Nalugala is a supervisor for the peer group Governance and Social Transformation Processes. He is a professor of Social Transformation at Tangaza University.
Dr. Primrose Nakazibwe
Dr. Primrose Nakazibwe is a supervisor for the peer group on Mental Health in Unstable Situations. They currently work at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Mbarara University of Science & Technology.
Dr. Selam Kidane
Dr. Selam Kidane is a supervisor for the peer group on Mental Health in Unstable Situations. She is a therapist and lecturer in Psychology at
the University of West London.
Dr. Otieno Ong’ayo
Dr. Otieno Ong’ayo is a supervisor for the peer group Governance and Social Transformation Processes. He currently works as a researcher at The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University in The Hague.
Dr. Araya Abrha Medhanyie
Dr. Araya Abrha Medhanyie is the supervisor for the peer group on Health Resilience within GAIC. He is an associate professor of Public Health at the Department of Public Health at Mekelle University.
Dr. Sakinat Folorunso-Tijani
Dr. Sakinat Folorunso-Tijani is a supervisor for the peer group on FAIR-based Data Management for Quality of Care. She is a lecturer of Computer Science at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Faculty of Science. She is also a board member at VODAN Africa.
Dr. Shelene Gomes
Dr. Shelene Gomes is a supervisor for the peer group Governance and Social Transformation Processes. She is a lecturer at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago, Department of Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Wondimu Ayele
Dr. Wondimu Ayele is a supervisor for the peer group on Health Informatics. He is an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Health Informatics at the School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University.
Dr. Bertha Vallejo
Dr. Bertha Vallejo is a senior researcher at the IHE Delft Institute of Water Education. She specializes in Innovation and Development.
Dr. Schola Ashaba
Dr. Schola Ashaba is a senior lecturer in Psychiatry at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Massimiliano Andrea Spotti
Dr. Massimiliano Andrea Spotti supervises some of GAIC’s PhD students during their PhD trajectory. He is an associate professor at the
Department of Culture Studies at Tilburg University.
Prof. Dr. Sjaak Kroon
Prof. Dr. Sjaak Kroon is a full Professor at Tilburg University, Department of Culture Studies. His professorship is on Multilingualism in the Multicultural Society.
Dr. Jamal Mohamed Warsame
Dr. Jamal Mohamed Warsame is affiliated with East Africa University, Somalia.
Dr. Mia Stokmans
Dr. Mia Stokmans supervises some of GAIC’s PhD students during their PhD trajectory. She is an associate professor at the Department of Culture Studies at Tilburg University.
Dr. Suzanne van der Beek
Dr. Suzanne van der Beek is an Assistant Professor at the School of Humanities and Digital Sciences, Tilburg University. Her teaching focuses on youth literature.
Prof. Dr. Mahaman Sanoussi Tidjani Alou
Prof. Dr. Mahaman Sanoussi Tidjani Alou is currently research Professor in Political Science at the Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey, Faculty of Economics and Law. He is also working as a researcher at LASDEL (Laboratory of Studies and Research on Social Dynamics and Local Development), which he led from 2001 until 2007.
Prof. Dr. Francis B. Nyamnjoh
Prof. Dr. Francis B. Nyamnjoh is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, Department of Social Anthropology. He is a 2010 B2 rated Professor and Researcher by the South African National Research Foundation (NRF), and a Fellow of the Cameroon Academy of Science since August 2011.
Prof. Dr. Munyaradzi Mawere
Prof. Dr. Munyaradzi Mawere is a Professor in the Simon Muzenda School of Arts, Culture and Heritage Studies at Great Zimbabwe University. He is an author of over 50 books and 200 academic publications.
Prof. Dr. Conny Rijken
Prof. Dr. Conny Rijken supervises some of GAIC’s PhD students during their PhD trajectory. She is a full Professor of Human Trafficking and Globalisation at Tilburg Law School, Tilburg University.
Prof. Ronald de Jong
Prof. Ronald de Jong is a distinguished Professor of Practice in Business at Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management. He is also the Global Sustainable Leadership Chair.
Prof. Dr. Simcha Jong Kon Chin
Prof. Dr. Simcha Jong Kon Chin is a full Professor of Science based Business at the Leiden Institute for Advanced Computers Science, Leiden University. His is also the director of Science based Business.
Prof. Dr. Tegawendé Bissyandé
Prof. Dr. Tegawendé Bissyandé is a Chief Scientist and associate Professor of Computer Science at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg.
Dr. Thelma Dhlomo
Dr. Thelma Dhlomo is affiliated with the Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe.