Prof. Helen holds a PhD (Stavanger/Makerere), M.Phil. Theology (Bergen), Master of Arts in Peace and Reconciliation Studies (Coventry), PGDE/ME in Educational Technologies (University of Cape Town), and BA (Makerere); is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Religion and Peace Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Makerere University.
She is well equipped with conflict resolution and management, relationship building and management, networking and interpersonal skills relevant for interacting with different partners including government institutions, other development partners, NGOs and the private sector in multi-cultural settings.
In addition to her work at Makerere, Helen is a trainer at various institutions, among them, are; AIPR- Foundations of Mass Atrocities, SIT- Developing and Maintaining Collaborative Relationships, UNMISS staff in Conflict Transformation as well Social Cohesion, and the Uganda Police in Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation, and Development.
She has won and executed grants as Principal Investigator from USIP, UN Women, and MasterCard Foundation among others. More recently, she was appointed as the inaugural Director of the First Rotary Peace Center in Africa, hosted at Makerere University.
Helen is also a member of the Makerere University Council.