Rehema is a Head of the Information Systems Department, Lecturer and Researcher at the School of Computing & IT, Makerere University, Uganda. Rehema’s work focuses on teaching and researching on how to develop user centered IT solutions. She is passionate about developing IT solutions that work for intended users.
Rehema is also a consultant in Usability, HCI4D and ICT4D. She has consulted for International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) on: Conceptual and IT Solution Design for Integrating ICT in Health and Education Service Delivery; was Lead Researcher for Nokia Business application User Evaluation Study in Uganda; Consulted for Design Revolution (D-Rev), USA on a Usability study on the potential value of off- the-shelf electronic devices: Mobile phones, Literacy Bridge “talking book”, talking poster and an MP3 audio/video player to agriculture extension in developing countries; was a member of the task force for the development of the e-government master plan for Uganda, among others.
Prior to joining Makerere University, Rehema worked with Oxfam GB Uganda programme as an IT Officer.
Rehema received a PhD in Information Systems from Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Nerthelands, an MSc in Computer Application Technology from Huazhong University, China, a PGD in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Information Science from Makerere University. She teaches HCI and Usability at Makerere University and is a visiting Lecturer for HCI at Kigali Institute of Technology, Rwanda. She is a board member to Women of Uganda Network.