Staff: School of Social Work

Dr Victor Chikadzi

Acting Director

Research interests

  • Poverty Reduction Initiatives
  • Social policy
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Social Development
  • Child protection
  • Social protection
  • Sustainable livelihoods
  • Offender Rehabilitation and Reintegration
  • Rural Development.

Dr Admire Chereni

Senior Lecturer

  Research interests

  • Child-sensitive social protection [Birth registration | child advocacy | child social exclusion]
  • Child protection [research on leaving care, out-of-home care (ongoing) | birth registration]
  • Migration and development [South-South migration | Forced-migration, Migration dynamics – transnational families, Implications of migration for child development, gender and patriarchy | Student migration | Migration data]
  • Fathering & Male involvement in Reproduction and Sexual Health
  • Social Work Field Instruction

Dr Patience Chinyenze

Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Clinical social work
  • Psychosocial support for vulnerable groups
  • Palliative care & Bereavement
  • Mental health and well being
  • Groupwork & Community work
  • Counselling
  • Social development

Dr Itai Mafa

Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Ethics
  • Gender studies
  • Research methods
  • Community Health
  • Critical social work
  • Management and Administration
  • Leadership

Dr Noel Garikai Muridzo

 Lecturer

Research interests

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Child Protection
  • Social Policy
  • Social protection
  • International Social Work
  • Social Work regulation
  • Mental health

Mrs Linah Ruparanganda

Lecturer

Research Interests

  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Research and Documentation
  • People Management
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Database Design and Management
  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Community Work And Community Development
  • Longitudinal Impact Monitoring and Evaluation Practitioner

Mrs R. Chavhi-Mlambo

Lecturer

Research interests

  • Child Protection and Family Services
  • Human Rights and Disability
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Refugees and Internally displaced persons.
  • Food security and Social Policy
  • Social Work Fields of Practice