Staff Profile

/Dr Julia Mutambara
Dr Julia Mutambara

Position: Senior Lecturer

Department: Psychiatry
Share Profile Search on Google Scholar


  • PhD-Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology ,University of Limpopo
  • MSc Clinical Psychology (UZ)
  • BSc (Hons) (UZ)
  • Post Grad Dip in Tertiary Edu (MSU) 
  • Psychological First Aid (John Hopkins)     
  • Implementation Research for infectious diseases of poverty, (WHO &WITS),                                                                                

Research interests

  • Positive Psychology
  • Indigenous psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Trauma healing and coping
  • Women`s mental health
  • Bereavement



  1. Mutambara, J. Sodi & S. Mutambara (2023). Healing from war trauma: The Psychological benefits of Land ownership among war veterans in Gwer, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Journal of Health Science (ZHJS), 3(1).
  2. Mqemane Tshababa, Sifikile Songo, Patrick Senderayi, Clement Nyati, Ngonidzashe Mutanana, Nemache Mawere, Timothy Lebuho Luzane, Sithobile Priscilla Dube & Julia Mutambara (2022). Towards a Biopsychosocial Approach to Medical Education and Practice in Zimbabwe: The Pros and Cons. Zimbabwe Journal of Health Sciences (ZJHS), Volume 2, Issue 1, September 2022 ISSN: 2791-0148
  3. Lilivale Shumba, Julia Mutambara, Chipo Hungwe (2022). RESTORING WOMEN’S DIGNITY THROUGH FISTULA REPAIRS: EXPLORING THE CHALLENGES AND COPING STRATEGIES OF ZIMBABWEAN WOMENMusas, vol. 7, núm. 2 (2022): 81-103. ISSN 2385-7005. DOI: 10.1344/musas2022.vol7.num2.5
  4. Sodi, Tholene; Quarshie, Emmanuel; Oppong Asante, Kwaku ; Radzilani-Makatu, Makondelele; Makgahlela, Mpsanyana; Nkoana, Shai; Mutambara, Julia (2022) . Mental health literacy of school-going adolescents in subSaharan Africa: a regional systematic review protocol BMJ Open, 2022;12:e063687. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2022-063687
  5. Kwembeya, M & Mutambara, J. (2022).Enhancing girls’ resilience in the face of Covid-19 pandemic in Marange community, Zimbabwe. The Dyke 15(3) 1-20
  6. Ruwizhu, T., Nyamukapa, R., Mazhandu, F., Mutambara, J., Mangezi, W., & Whitwell, S. (2021). Piloting the use of objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) to assess undergraduate medical students’ clinical competence in psychiatry in Zimbabwe. BJPsych International,1-3. doi:10.1192/bji.2021.49
  7. Jeofrey MtemeriYvonne MadhoviJulia MutambaraEmmanuel Maziti (2021). Technology and counselling in Africa: Reflections from MSc Counselling students at a selected university in Zimbabwe. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. DOI: 1002/capr.12443
  8. Ursula Wüthrich Grossenbacher, Julia Mutambara, Nicholas Midzi, Masceline Mutsaka, Sonja Merten. (2021). A Scoping Literature Review on the Role and Influence of Religion/Spirituality and Traditional Practice on People Living with HIV in Zimbabwe. International Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Education and Behavioural Science. Vol. 7, No. 21  27-47. doi: 10.11648/j. j.ijhpebs.20210701.14
  9. Tholene Sodi , Mahlatse Modipane, Kwaku Oppong Asante , Emmanuel Nii-Boye Quarshie , Stephen Asatsa, Julia Mutambara and Sibusiso Khombo (2021). Mental health policy and system preparedness to respond to COVID-19 and other health emergencies: a case study of four African countriesSouth African Journal of Psychology 1–14 © The Author(s) 2021 Article reuse guidelines: DOI: 10.1177/00812463211012177
  10. Julia Mutambara, Shelter Vandirayi, James January & Herbert Zirima(2021) Factors that influence HIV status disclosure among the elderly: perspectives from Shurugwi, Zimbabwe, AIDS Care, DOI: 1080/09540121.2021.1930997 
  11. Gomera S. & Mutambara J (2020). When home is not home: challenges faced by children from orphanage after being reintegrated back into society. IFE PSYCHOLOGIA.28(2).
  12.   Julia Mutambara, Tholene Sodi, Joefrey Mtemeri & Marcia Makomo (2020) Harmonizing religion and health: an exploration of religious reasons for defaulting ARVs among people living with HIV and AIDS in Gweru, Zimbabwe, AIDS Care, DOI: 1080/09540121.2020.1724255



Suggest a correction

If you'd like to suggest a correction for this profile and you are the owner use the edit button button below. For corrections to another person's profile contact the Webmaster on the email or call ext 3132

Edit Profile