Gayle Clifford


Gayle Clifford is a health improvement specialist with global experience (England, Mexico, Ghana, Azerbaijan, Jamaica, Uganda) of health, education and gender  programs and research with children, young people, women and community groups.

Gayle’s PhD (City, University of London) used feminist Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) to explore the experiences of HIV positive mothers in Kingston, Jamaica. This work led to a community project in Jinja, Uganda, using a multilingual (English, Luganda, Lusoga) children’s book based on her research, to support family communication about HIV.

Gayle also has a Professional Qualification in Youth and Community Work (JNC3) and an MA in Health and Community Development (both from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK) and a BA (Hons) in Development Studies (University of East Anglia, UK).

In her current role as Senior Development Director for Nyaka, an NGO in southwest Uganda, she coordinates fundraising efforts across the organisation and supports planning and strategic development.