Dr Godfrey Kawooya Kubiriza, PhD

Dr Godfrey Kawooya Kubiriza, PhD

Head, Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences, Makerere University
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Dr Godfrey Kawooya Kubiriza, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Research Interest

Research interests: Ornithological Research in general,  Birds and public health, Wildlife surveys and assessments,  Wildlife utilisation, Environmental Impact Assessments and development Vs wildlife conservation

Brief Background

Dr. Kubiriza holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Fisheries and Aquaculture from Makerere University, a postgraduate diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture Management  from the United Nations University-Fisheries Training programe-Iceland, an MSc degree in Aquaculture and Fisheries Sciences, specializing in Fish Nutrition from the University of Malawi (Bunda College of Agriculture) and a PhD in Aquaculture Sciences with a bias in fish Nutrition from the University of Iceland (HI), Reykjavik, Iceland. He is a fellow of the United Nations University Fisheries training Programme (UNUFTP), a member of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET), the World Aquaculture Society and International Association of Fisheries Inspectors (IAFAI).

His PhD thesis examined “The effects of dietary lipid oxidation on farmed fish.” Specifically, the effects of lipid oxidation on Arctic charr and the tropical Nile tilapia, as well as the efficacy of the natural antioxidants (rosemary: Rosmarinus officinalis and Bladderwrack: Fucus vesiculosus) in stabilizing lipid oxidation in fish feeds were evaluated. Growth and antioxidant enzyme activities in fish fed antioxidants were studied. These findings are published in conference proceedings and peer reviewed journals.

In the department, He collaborate on other projects as a fish nutritionist on the RUFORUM funded-bivalve for fish project that utilizes bivalves in aquafeeds. In the STRECAFISH project funded by the Austrian government, He teaches Fish nutrition to MSc and PhD students in partnering universities. He is a co-investigator on the Collaborative Training and Research in fisheries and aquaculture in East and Central Africa. He is interested in novel studies investigating alternative protein sources to replace the expensive fishmeal from fish feeds. He has particular interests in the use of natural antioxidants to stabilize lipid oxidation in livestock (including fish) feeds as well as examining their effects on farmed fish. He is kin at providing support to sustainable commercialization of aquaculture in Uganda, and East Africa in general through aquafeed research. Currently, He is investigating the possibilities of developing locally adoptable technologies to process and utilize chicken slaughter-house and hatchery wastes as nutrient-rich protein ingredients in aquafeeds.



  • Ph.D
  • MSc
  • BSc