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Dung Jidong

Dung Jidong

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences


Dr Dung Jidong is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology and teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate psychology modules. He also supervises psychology BSc, MSc and PhD research projects.

Career overview

Dr Jidong was awarded a PhD in 2019 at the University of East London (UEL) in the UK and his thesis explored the impact of cultural beliefs on mental health in Nigeria, funded by the UEL Excellence PhD Studentship. His PhD research also received accolades such as the 2017 and 2018 Delegates Choice Poster Winner at the British Psychological Society (BPS) Annual Conferences in Brighton and Nottingham UK. Prior to his PhD, he obtained an MSc in Clinical & Community Psychology at UEL in 2015 and a BSc in General & Applied Psychology from the University of Jos, Nigeria in 2012. Before joining NTU, Dung taught for over two years at UEL and the Newham University College London. Finally, Dr Jidong has achieved the full Chartered member status of the British Psychological Society, Division for Teachers and Researchers in Psychology (CPsychol) and he is a certified Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Research areas

  • African cultural perspectives on mental health issues
  • Black & cultural psychology
  • Clinical, critical & community psychology
  • Mental health issues among the Black & Minority Ethnic people
  • Nigerian cultural beliefs & mental health

External activity

Dr Jidong is a Research Consultant with the Manchester Global Foundation (MGF). MGF is a charity organisation that conducts health research and provide evidence-based services to disadvantaged and less privileged communities within the UK and other parts of the world.

Sponsors and collaborators

  • Professor Nusrat Husain – University of Manchester, UK.
  • Professor Rachel Tribe and Dr Aneta Tunariu – University of East London, UK.
  • Dr Poul Rohleder - University of Essex, UK.
  • Professor Haruna Karick, Professor John Dokotri, Professor Zubairu Dagona, Professor Gloria Karuri and Dr Juliet Pwajok – University of Jos, Nigeria.


Journal Articles

Jidong, D. E. (2019). Students as partners in co-creation of learning activities in order to include differentiated instruction. International Journal of Social Science Education, 1(1), 342-349.

Jidong, D. E., & Sanger, R. (2018). Exploring Critical Understanding of Hoarding Distress among Elderly People in Nigeria: A Review of Smail’s Impress of Power Model. International Journal of Health Sciences, 6(2), 46-51.

Jidong, D. E (2018). A review of 2017 Qualitative Method in Psychology (QMiP) conference and workshops. QMiP Bulletin, 25, 50-52.

Dokotri, J., Jidong, D. E., & Pam, V. D. (2017). Work behaviour of retained employees after merger and acquisition in Nigerian banks. University of Jos Journal of Social Science 1(2), 34-42.

Dokotri, J., Jidong, D. E., & Pam, V. D. (2016). Merger, acquisition and employees’ work attitude after bank reform in Nigeria. Review of Social Sciences Journal, 1(9), 1-12.

Jidong, D. E. (2016). The impact of Berom community cohesion on psychological well-being. The Maiden Edition of Kuru Views 1(1) 30-32.

Dokotri, J., Jidong, D. E., & Pam, V. D. (2014). The perception of Boko Haram: depressive anxiety to stress among northern and non-northern Nigerians. The Nigerian Journal of Psychology, 20(1), 89-97.

Jidong, D. E. & Omolayo, B. (2014). The psychosocial impact of mentoring on sustainable empowerment. The Ife centre for psychological studies, 22(3), 326–336.

Book Chapters

Tribe, R., Tunariu, A. D.  & Jidong, D. E. (2020- in press)  Civic engagement and social justice: Making a difference through improving communication across language and culture in community settings.  In D. Moussaoui, A. Ventriglio & Bhugra, D. (eds) Migration and Mental Health. New York: Springer.

Akinleye, G. A. & Jidong, D. E. (2016). The Role of Counselling Services and Mentoring on Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Economic Growth. In Concurrent Issues in Education. pp.203 – 212. Lagos, Nigeria: Premier Publishers.