Dr. Perpetua Urio is a Lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations, Management and Lifelong Learning (EFMLL), An in-country Research Coordinator for Tanzania Partnership Programme (TPP) a collaboration between UDSM, DUCE, SUA and MSU and a PI for Gender Awareness and Transformation through Education (GATE) project, a collaboration between DUCE and Trinity College Dublin (TCD).

She completed her PhD at the University of Dar es salaam in 2012. Before joining the academy in September 2005, she worked in Ministry of Education, Science and Technology as secondary school Educational Officer and in the College of Education as a Tutor between 1990 and 2004.

She teaches courses in Educational Management and Research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her research interest areas are in educational management and leadership, professionalism and gender issues. She has published in Educational Leadership and gender. She is a National Facilitator of Tutors Professional Development under the TESP program, which is managed by the Ministry of Education. Furthermore, she is engaged in different TPP activities such as Training Mentors for girls clubs, conducting Teachers’ Professional Development and leadership and management training for headteachers, heads of schools as well as school committees.