Staff: Psychology

Mrs Neddie Ncube

Acting Chairperson :Psychology Department


  • MSc Community Psychology (Midlands State University)
  • Post Graduate Diploma In Tertiary Education (Midlands State University)
  • BSc Honours Psychology (Zimbabwe Open University)
  • BSc Psychology (Zimbabwe Open University)
  • Certificate In Education (Secondary) (Gweru Teachers’ College)
  • Candidate : PhD in Psychology
Research Interests: Human Abusive Behaviours, Marginalised And Special Populations Human Developmental Issues Publications: 
  • Ncube, N.(2015). Perceived school climate factors of bullying among Gweru urban High school adolescents : Indications for intervention. Dyke Journal of the Midlands State University,vol. 9 No.2.
  • Ncube, N. (2013). The family system as a socio-ecological determinant of bullying among urban High school adolescents in Gweru, Zimbabwe : Implications for intervention. Asian Social Science Journal, Vol 9, No. 17. doi : 10.5539/ass.v9n17p1. URL :

Ms B Ngwenya

Lecturer : Psychology


  • Psychology of children
  • Female issues in psychology

Mr Ephraim Dera

Lecturer : Psychology


  • Social and Personality Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Social Psychology

Mr Gideon Kudzai Mupedziswa

Lecturer: Psychology


  • Health Psychology ,( Wellness Related Behaviour and psycho-oncology)
  • Psychosocial aspects of climate change

Mr Benjamin Mambende

Lecturer, Psychology Department


  • BSC. Hons. Psychology (UZ),
  • MSc. Educational Psychology (UZ),
  • IPMZ Dip. Training Mgt,
  • Postgraduate Dip. Tertiary Educ
  • PhD candidate in Psychology
Research Interests: Social Psychology including interpersonal attraction, cross-cultural psychology and applied social psychology, educational psychology, human resource psychology and human diversity Publications:
  • Assessment in Counselling, Factors influencing youth juvenile delinquency at a rehabilitation centre in Gweru, Zimbabwe
Community Service:
  • Free psychological counselling and coaching services to university and high school students

Mrs Sibusiso Nkiwane-Khombo

Lecturer : Department of Psychology

Research Interests : HIV/AIDS & Psychological well-being, Cognitive processes, Globalization and culture, Social cohesion, Psychological trauma in adults living with physical disability,psychological  perspectives of climate change.

Mr Risk Matiya


Research Interests :

  • Aesthetic Psychology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Music Psychology
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Personality Psychology

Mr Mpikelelo M. Maseko


Research Interests : Adolescent health, Community mental health, Disablimism and Critical Psychology