Dr Dung Jidong was awarded a PhD in 2019 from the University of East London (UEL), 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. He has also delivered a range of international conference papers on mental health-related topics at the Harvard Medical School, Boston USA; the Stanford University, California USA and the McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Prior to his doctoral degree, he obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical and Community Psychology at UEL and a BSc in General and Applied Psychology from the University of Jos, Nigeria.
Dr Jidong is currently a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in the UK. His research and teaching specifically focuse on Black and cultural psychology; African perspectives of mental health issues; Tobacco and smoking prevention and cessation; and mental health issues among the Black and Minority Ethnic people in the UK. Prior to joining NTU, Dr Jidong has taught for over two years at the University of East London and the Newham University College London. He is also currently involved in numerous international projects such as intervention research on clinical and cost-effectiveness of a group Learning Through Play (LTP) plus Culturally adapted Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CaCBT) for depressed mothers in Kenya and Nigeria. Finally, 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).