Dr. Godfrey Etyang Siu

Name: Dr Siu Godfrey, PhD

Position/Title: Lecturer

I obtained a PhD in Medical Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Glasgow, UK 2013, and a Master of Science Degree in International Health (MIH) from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark 2004. I also hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Adult and Community Education (BACE, First Class) from Makerere University, Uganda 2003. My PhD research titled ‘Dividuality, masculine respectability and reputation: exploring the link between men's uptake of HIV treatment and their masculinity in rural eastern Uganda’, examined men’s health seeking behaviour for HIV in a gold mining area in Busia district. He has published several articles from this work.

Research interests

My broad interests are concerned with the potential health contribution that an explicit focus on gender, masculinity, and parenting can bring to men, women and their families. My current work involves developing and evaluating interventions to reduce gender based violence, improving parenting outcomes, and exploring the experiences of living with HIV and ART.

Honours/ Awards

  • Grant Award of US$ 50,000 to implement project on Prevention of Violence Against Children – A health worker perspective 2015 – Funder: Oak Foundation
  • Grant award of USD$ 6,000 to support the implementation of parenting intervention to reduce violence and child maltreatment in Uganda – Funder: University of Glasgow
  • Grant award of US$130,000 to implement a community based parenting intervention to reduce SGBV in Uganda 2013-2016 – Funder:SVRI & Bernard van Leer Foundation
  • Post-Doc 2013 Fellowship –Funder:MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS
  • PhD Studentship 2008-2012 – Funder:MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS
  • Masters of International Health 2003 Scholarship – Funder: DANIDA -TORCH

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Siu GE, Wight D & Seeley J. ‘Dented’ and ‘Resuscitated’ Masculinities: the impact of HIV diagnosis and/or enrolment on antiretroviral treatment on masculine identities in rural eastern Uganda. SAHARA J. 2014; 11(1):211-21.
  2. Siu, G.E., Wight, D & Seeley A.J (2014). Masculinity, social context and HIV testing: an ethnographic study of men in Busia district, rural eastern Uganda. BMC Public Health 2014, 14:33
  3. Mburu G; Mala R, Siu G, Bitira, D; Skovdal, M & Holland, P. Intersectionality of HIV stigma and masculinity in eastern Uganda: implications for involving men in HIV programmes. BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1061
  1. Kawuma, R; Bernays, S; Siu GE; Rhodes, T & Seeley, J (2014). Children will always be children': exploring perceptions and experiences of children living with HIV who may not take their treatment and why they may not tell. African Journal of AIDS Research 13(2): 189-195.
  1. Whyte RS &Siu, GE (2014). Contingency: Interpersonal and Historical Dependencies in HIV care. ‘In’ Ethnographies of Uncertainty in Africa. Elizabeth Cooper & David Pratten (Eds). Palgrave Macmillan
  1. Whyte, RS; Siu, GE&Kyaddondo, D (2014). Partners:‘In’ Second Chances: Surviving AIDS in Uganda. Whyte Reynolds Susan (Ed.). Duke Press.
  1. Whyte, RS; Siu, GE&Kajubi, P (2014). Work: In’ Second Chances: Surviving AIDS in Uganda. Whyte Reynolds Susan (Ed.). Duke Press.
  1. Whyte, RS &Siu, GE (2014). Drugs: ‘In’ Second Chances: Surviving AIDS in Uganda. Whyte Reynolds Susan (Ed.). Duke Press.
  1. Meinert, L&Siu, G (2014). Robinah and Joyce: The connecting Sisters.‘In’ Second Chances: Surviving AIDS in Uganda. Whyte Reynolds Susan (Ed.). Duke Press.
  1. Siu, GE& Whyte RS (2014). John: Working Contingencies. In’ Second Chances: Surviving AIDS in Uganda. Whyte Reynolds Susan (Ed.). Duke Press.
  1. Nakamanya, D; Siu, GE; Lassman, R; Seeley, J & Tann J.C (2014). Maternal experiences of caring for an infant with neurological impairment after neonatal encephalopathy in Uganda: a qualitative study. DisabilRehabil, Early Online: 1–7
  1. Siu G.E., Seeley J., Wight D (2013). Dividuality, masculine respectability and reputation: How masculinity affects men’s uptake of HIV treatment in rural eastern Uganda. (2013). Social Science & Medicine (89) 45-52
  1. Siu G. E., Wight, D., & Seeley, J (2012). How a masculine work ethic and economic circumstances affect uptake of HIV treatment: experiences of men from an artisanal gold mining community in rural eastern Uganda. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2012, 15(Suppl 1):17368
  1. Siu, G. E.,Bakeera-Kitaka, S., Kennedy, C. E., Dhabangi, A., &Kambugu, A. (2011). HIV serostatus disclosure and lived experiences of adolescents at the Transition Clinic of the Infectious Diseases Clinic in Kampala, Uganda: a qualitative study. AIDS Care, Vol 24 (5) 606-611.
  1. Siu G. E& Whyte SR Increasing access to health education in eastern Uganda: Rethinking the role and preparation of volunteers. Health Education Journal 2009 68: 83
  1. Katahoire RA, Jitta J, Kivumbi G, Murokora D, ArubeWani J, Siu G, Arinaitwe L, Bingham A, Mugisha E, Tsu V and LaMontagne. An Assessment of the Readiness for Introduction of the HPV Vaccine in Uganda. African Journal of Reproductive HealthVol 12 No 3 2008