Dr Shumbusho is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the College of Social Sciences, the college he represents in the UDASA Executive Committee (EXCOM). He was elected to the UDASA EXCOM for the first time in 2018 and re-elected in 2020. Between 2018 and 2019, Dr Shumbusho served as a member of the Social Welfare Subcommittee and in May 2019, he was appointed to chair the Public Engagement and Communication Subcommittee, which remains his position to the present.
Dr Shumbusho holds BA, MA, and PhD degrees in Political Science and Public Administration, all from the University of Dar es Salaam. He has more than ten years of teaching, research and consultancy experience. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses including research Methodology and Research Ethics, Data Analysis and Management, Administrative and Labour Law, Public Policy and Public Administration, Leadership and Management, and Local Governance and Democracy. His current research focuses on areas including health policy and health systems in low and middle-income countries, implementation science, designing and implementing complex community-level interventions, co-production and services delivery, citizen science, and Community and Public Engagement (CPE).
Dr Shumbusho's vision is to see the modern university and scientists becoming true champions for spurring and nurturing citizen science, especially by facilitating the lay communities to develop evidence-informed solutions for the problems that affect their livelihoods.