Dr Rosemary Chigevenga

PhD in Psychology, MSc in Community Psychology, BSc (Hons) in Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in Higher and Tertiary Education

Research Fellow

Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development

Rosemary Chigevenga


  • Establish and build a sustainable research programme.
  • Secure and manage competitive external research funding.
  • Enhance the research environment.
  • Author internationally excellent research outputs.
  • Contribute to teaching in alignment to research interests and areas of expertise.
  • Train and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters and PhD) research projects.

Teaching and supervision


  • Supervise dissertations for postgraduate students (main supervisor for master’s students and core supervisor for Doctoral students).
  • Offer academic supervision to undergraduate students.


  • Mental Health Across the Lifespan (main research area)
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
  • Women Empowerment

Research impact

My main research area is mental health across the lifespan. Other areas I am interested in include Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and Women Empowerment. Most of my research is guided by Applied Psychology, specifically Community and Health Psychology principles.

Currently I am researching on understanding the mental health needs of international students in UK universities, specifically those from African countries. The overall goal being of developing a culturally adaptive mental health intervention for African international students in UK universities. I am open for collaborations with other researchers sharing the same interests.

Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Member of the American Psychological Association
  • Member of the International AIDS Society
  • Member of Zimbabwe Allied Health Practitioners (A/PSY0408) – Intern Psychologist