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Dung Jidong

Dung Jidong

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Role

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 obtained a PhD from 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. 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.