Dr. Mshilla Maghanga
What is your HE-Artist talent or skill? Please describe.
Apart from academics, I also do fine art (drawing/painting). I have also started a Consultancy Firm called Mshilla M&B Consultants Ltd in post-conflict northern Uganda in East Africa.
Do you have a website where we can learn more?
How long have you been doing this?
I started fine art from my school days and moved to canvas painting about 15 years ago. As for the firm, it has been there now for two years.
Why did you start doing this?
While at my primary school, I used to draw pictures as part of class work. My teachers and classmates felt that I had a talent in drawing and I was involved in drawing exhibition and competition pictures for my school. With the encouragement, I moved on to develop the talent. I however, never did fine art as subject or attend any fine art school. To move to water paints and acrylics painting I got some tutoring from a fine artist.
What makes you love doing this?
The fact that people get amused that I can paint has inspired me. I have hanged some of my drawings in my house and on many occasions visitors have shown their amazement to my work. I must admit that since this is not my main occupation, I sometimes go for several months without doing any drawing.
What is your current job?
I am a lecturer at a University and at the same time I carry out consultancy work as outlined in the website of my firm.
How long have you been working in the field of health economics and outcomes research?
I have carried out some researches on health economics and I also participated in the International Health Economists Association conference in Zurich Switzerland last year where I had a poster presentation.
And now, a few questions just for fun!
- What was your favorite food when you were a child?
Chapati and beans. (Chapati is flat wheat bread baked on a frying pan)
- What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod or musical device?
Local traditional music
- What sound do you love?
Rhythmic drum sound
- If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for?
A party, which in our local culture will involve a lot of goat meat roasting commonly known as “Nyama Choma”, drinks and music.
- If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
President Barrack Obama considering that his life history as very inspiring – from a humble beginning to the President of a Superpower!
- If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
I would have loved to have personally been present during the 1st swearing in ceremony of President Obama when he was making history as the 1st black American to be sworn in as President
- If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
Abraham Lincoln – the 17th President of USA
- What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
A Phillips radio