Patience Tugume

Patience Tugume is a Lecturer at Makerere University, College of Natural Sciences, Department of Plant Sciences, Microbiology and Biotechnology. She holds a PhD in Botany, MSc. Botany (Plant Pathology & Microbiology), MBA (Finance & Accounting) and BSc. (Botany/Zoology) all from Makerere University.  She has published several papers in international peer-reviewed academic journals in the fields of: Ethnobotany and Ethno medicine, Resource valuation and economics of biodiversity conservation. Her research interests include: Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, Ethnobotany with specific focus on medicinal plant species traditionally used by rural communities, their efficacy, value addition, standardization and Marketing, food microbiology and Nature Based Entreprenuership. She has also made scientific presentation at several international and local workshops and conferences. She is a member of the International Society of Ethnobiologists (ISE), Natural Products Research for East and Central Africa (NAPRECA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU). She is multi-skilled and able to conduct multi-disciplinary research.


Research Interests:

  • Natural Resources valuation
  • Environmental Economics
  • Economic Botany
  • Food Microbiology
  • Taxation
  • Business Management