Dr Samson Mhizha

Dr Samson Mhizha


University of Zimbabwe

Applied Psychology

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Work and Research

Dr Samson Mhizha is the chairperson of the Department of Applied Psychology at the University of Zimbabwe and the coordinator of the newly established Child Development and Psychology program. He obtained his PhD, MPhil, and BSc degrees in Psychology at the same institution. His research focuses on resilience pathways, mental health functioning, family reunification, indigenous psychologies, gifted and talented learning, and inclusive education among marginalised and disadvantaged children. Critical aims in his research are resilience enablers, family reunification, mainstreaming of indigenous knowledge systems, and educational functioning and outcomes for children working and living on the streets. His research achievements include publications in peer-reviewed journals, edited books, and workshop presentations.

Fields Of Expertise

Implementing resilience building community projects, data collection and analysis, proposal writing, running a family reunification programme