Why reflections on research-feedback challenges in Uganda, from a newly-minted academic. This research-praxis think-piece presents some wry musings from recent experience in Uganda attempting to bridge the research-practice interface and share research findings in the context of small African towns.
Text: Heather Mackay
It is written from the perspective of a recent doctoral graduate in a light-hearted but enquiring manner, with sometimes humorous, sometimes frustrated, reflections on the ethical/practical challenges of sharing findings. The article reminds us of the importance of relationship-building and maintenance, and how mundane practicalities can be critical for engagement, yet present ethical dilemmas. The paper also provides an opportunity for practitioners to reflect on their own interaction with researchers.