Dr Georgina Nakafero

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Vision and eye research

Georgina obtained a BSc in Nursing in Uganda in 2006. Following two years' work as a research assistant and one year as a study coordinator in HIV research, she won a Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue a Masters in Public Health in the UK.



Georgina completed her Masters studies in 2010, obtaining a distinction  from the University of Nottingham. She was then awarded the University of Nottingham Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence to purse a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health. Her PhD investigated the association between commonly prescribed sleeping pills (eg Valium) and the occurrence of exacerbation of asthma, influenza like-illness related pneumonia and subsequent mortality.

In 2016, Georgina joined our Vision and Eye Research Unit as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Her current research is about self-help and improved awareness to reduce eye complications due to diabetes.

Selected recent publications

Nakafero, G., Sanders, R.D., Nguyen-Van-Tam, J.S., Myles, P.R. (2015). Association between benzodiazepine use and exacerbations and mortality in patients with asthma: A matched case-control and survival analysis using the United Kingdom Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 24(8): 793-802. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pds.3799/full

Nakafero, G., Sanders, R.D., Nguyen-Van-Tam, J.S., Myles, P.R. (2016). The association between benzodiazepines and influenza like illness-related pneumonia and mortality: A survival analysis using UK Primary Care data. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pds.4028/full

Nakafero. G, Nguyen-Van-Tam. JS, Sanders. RD, Myles. PR. Benzodiazepines and pneumonia risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (submitted to Journal of Infection and Public Health).


Nakafero, G., Sanders, R.D., Nguyen-Van-Tam, J.S., Myles, P.R. (2015). The association between benzodiazepines and asthma exacerbation, influenza-like illness related pneumonia and mortality: Population-based studies using the United Kingdom Primary care data. University of Nottingham e-theses.

Nakafero. G, Haberer J, Walker D-M. (2010). Impact of caregiver literacy on ART adherence in HIV infected children in resource limited settings: University of Nottingham dissertations.

Nakafero. G, Batwala V, Nambozi G. (2006). The Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices towards Episiotomy among mothers attending postnatal clinic in Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital. Mbarara University of Science and Technology dissertations.