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Kayonda Hubert Ngamaba

Research Fellow, Social Policy & Social Work, School for Business and Society, University of York

Dr. Kayonda Hubert Ngamaba, BSc(Hons), M.A., Ph.D., CPsychol has a background in health psychology, international development and mental health research. Dr. Kayonda is a researcher at the International Centre for Mental Health Social Research (ICMHSR), Social Policy and Social Work Department, University of York. The centre (ICMHSR) brings together researchers from around the world to undertake a unique research programme applying social science to mental health practice. Before joining the University of York, Dr. Kayonda worked for the NHS and the University of Manchester on several projects including the prevention of suicide in prisons, randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses to improve people's quality of life and happiness. Dr. Kayonda is currently working on the SCENE project in collaboration with NHS community mental health teams: A randomised controlled trial of a structured intervention for expanding social networks in Psychosis. Dr. Kayonda has published high-quality research papers in several academic journals including the European Journal of Public Health, Journal of Mental Health, Religion & Culture, Journal of Psychology in Africa, Journal of Religion and Health, Quality of Life Research, Behavioral and Experimental Economics, British Journal of Social Work, Mental Health and Physical Activity, Journal of African Education, Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Journal of Happiness and Health, Journal of Public Health in Africa, Journal of Recovery in Mental Health, and Annals of General Psychiatry. Every Sunday, Dr. Kayonda likes visiting and singing with old people at the care homes and hospitals.

Professional Experience
Research Fellow, University of York (July 2021 to Date)
Research Associate, University of York (August 2017 to July 2021).
Research Assistant Psychologist: University of Manchester & Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (Oct 2013 to August 2017).

PhD in Psychology (University of Manchester, UK) – 2017
MA in International Development: Poverty, Conflict & Reconstruction (University of Manchester, UK) -2010
BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychology (University of Bolton, UK) – 2009.


  • 2017–2017
    Dr, Research Associate, Social Policy and Social Work Department, University of York


Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), Registered Member of the British Psychological Society.