Sarah Ssewanyana is currently the Executive Director of the Economic Policy Research Centre. Sarah joined EPRC in March 2003 from the Makerere University Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics where she had lectured to graduate and undergraduate students for more than ten years. She holds a Ph.D in Agricultural Economics from the University of Sydney. Sarah is currently spearheading the poverty research work at the Centre. Her areas of research and publication include food security, child nutrition, higher education and poverty. She has accumulated experience in analyzing large time series of cross-sectional data such as the Uganda National Household Survey data series.