Seperia Bwadene Wanyama

Seperia Bwadene Wanyama, PhD


Phone Contact:
+256772586089 or +256701586089


Office Location*:
Office 3.1B, Block B; School of Business


Seperia is a Human Resource Management and Administration professional who focuses on working in a highly competitive environment that provides managerial and knowledge challenges. He possesses extensive hands-on experience in Human Resource Management and Administration, and academic and research work with different organizations in the public, the private, and the NGO sectors. He has, for example, worked as a General Manager/Manager HR and Administration for Uganda Red Cross Society, Senior HR Technical Support Officer for Goal Uganda, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer/Senior Assistant Secretary for Kamuli District Local Government, and as a Research Assistant and later Acting Systems Administrator with the Ministry of Public Service.
Seperia is currently a Lecturer of HRM at Makerere University. He has provided technical support to a number of public and private entities including the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development. Within academia, Seperia has conducted research and published on issues of human resource strategies and employee retention, perceived employee support, HR practices in small and medium enterprises, and bullying in academia. He has developed and reviewed curricular, lectured in relevant subject areas of HRM and General Management, won grants, and developed collaborations nationally and internationally. In addition, he has held key administrative offices at the School of Business, including Coordinator Graduate Programmes and Research, Coordinator HRM programme, and Coordinator of internship. Seperia has developed analytical, communication, interpersonal, team building, decision-making, problem solving, and research skills. He pays strong emphasis to quality and timeliness. Seperia holds high academic qualification including PhD (Stirling,
UK), MSc in HRM (Stirling, UK), Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Management (UMI, Uganda), Certificate in Administrative Law (LDC, Uganda), and Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (Makerere, Uganda).


  • PhD in Management (Human Resource Management), University of Stirling, UK, 2018
  • Master of Science in Human Resource Management, University of Stirling, UK, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, Makerere University, 2001


  • Kwatampora, J.P.M., Wanyama, S.B., & Eyamu, S. (2022). Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions in Faith-Based Hospitals in Uganda: The Mediation Role of Organizational Commitment. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 22(2), 87-108. DOI: 10.33423/jop.v22i2.5248
  • Wanyama, S. B., McQuaid, R. W., & Kittler, M. (2022). Where you search determines what you find: the effects of bibliographic databases on systematic reviews. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 25(3), 407-422. DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2021.1892378.
  • Wanyama, S. B., & Eyamu, S. (2021). Perceived organizational support, graduate research supervision and research completion rate. Employee Relations: The International Journal. 43(6), 1414-1430, DOI: 10.1108/ER-05-2020-0205.
  • Habiyaremye, P., Ayebale, D., & Wanyama, S. B. (2017). Job-Rotation, Utilization of Workshops, and Performance of SMEs: An Empirical Study from the Gasabo District in Rwanda. In Management Challenges in Different Types of African Firms, 187-204. Springer, Singapore. DOI: 10.1007/978-981- 10-4536-3_11.
  • Kakumba, U., Wamala, R., & Wanyama, S. B. (2014). Employment relations and bullying in academia: A case of academic staff at Makerere University. Journal of Diversity Management (JDM), 9(1), 63- 74. DOI: 10.19030/jdm.v9i1.8623.

Research Interests

  • Human resource practices and strategy
  • Organizational development
  • Perceived organizational and supervisor support
  • Organizational commitment
  • Employee engagement
  • Job satisfaction
  • Human resource value creation
  • Organizational justice
  • Turnover and retention

Courses Taught:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Development and Change Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Planning and Development
  • Benefits and Compensation Management
  • Decentralization and Local Government Management
  • Human Resource Practices and strategy
  • Employee Relations and Labour Laws
  • Principles of Management