Dr Lovemore Nyatanga

Position: Principal Lecturer in Psychology

College: College of Life & Natural Sciences

Department: Life Sciences

Subject area: Psychology

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I am:

  • Principal Lecturer in Psychology
  • Academic Counsellor (Psychology & CAMS)
  • School International Co-ordinator
  • School APL Co-ordinator.

Teaching responsibilities

My current teaching and administrative responsibilities are:

  • Academic Counsellor for Psychology, Joint Honours Scheme  the School of Health Sciences
  • Module leader for Social Psychology
  • Module leader for Introduction to Counselling Psychology
  • Module leader for Abnormal Psychology
  • Module leader for Psychology and Racism
  • Teach on Lifespan Development module
  • Teach on Developmental Psychology
  • Teach on Introduction to Approaches in Psychology
  • Independent Study Supervisor (Psychology)
  • Stage 2 Leader (Psychology)

Professional interests

My professional interests are:

  • Psychology and Racism
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
  • Abnormal Psychology and Mental Illness
  • Organisational Behaviour including Leadership Theories
  • Professional Ethnocentrism
  • Prejudice and inter-group conflict
  • Empowerment and well-being
  • Clinical Governance.

Research interests

My research interests are:

  1. Assessing students progression through The Experiential Taxonomy (ET) 1988 - 1990
  2. Establishing an index of good practice in the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) November 1990 - March 1991
  3. Shadow visiting APL schemes in UK July 1991 - June 1992
  4. Investigation of academic levels & their use in assessment of professional APL portfolios 1992 - 1995 (Director of PhD Study)
  5. Identifying nursing, midwifery & health visiting educational needs specific to "Health of the Nation" April 1995 - September 1996
  6. Improving Ocorn Standards & Ambulance Zoning in Derbyshire (Research Proposal funded for £250,000 between 1995 - 1998)
  7. Professional Ethnocentrism: An investigation of the Social Psychology of Identity and Intergroup Behaviour (1998 - 2000)
  8. Empowerment in a psychiatric rehabilitation unit (2000 - 2001)
  9. Perceptions of community empowerment in elderly people (2002 - 2003 research project at the Bridge Centre - Nottingham)
  10. Perceptions of empowerment in nurses (2002 - 2004 research project) in collaboration with the International Empowerment Group.
  11. Development of APL Framework at the Zimbabwe Open University (2000-2003) Project pump prime funded through the British Council and DFID.

Membership of professional bodies

I am:

  • Appointed to the Editorial Board for Nurse Education Today (1992 - )
  • Appointed to the Conference Organising Committee for Nurse Education Today (Sept 1992 - )
  • Chair of Nurse Education Tomorrow Conference' Planning Committee (1993 -)
  • Network Editor of Nurse Education Today (1995 - ).


Undergraduate Qualifications:

  • Certificate in Education
  • Diploma in Nursing, London
  • Registered General Nurse
  • Registered Mental Nurse

Postgraduate Qualifications: 

  • EdDoc
  • MSc Psychology
  • MA Research Methodology

Recent publications

  • Nyatanga, L. (2000) Millennium Issues: a digest & way forward.Nurse Education Today, special edition, Volume 20 Number 1 pp 84 - 87
  • Forman, D., and Nyatanga, L. (2001) The process of developing a research questionnaire to measure attitudes to shared learning.Medical Teacher, Vol. 23, No. 6, pp 595-598
  • Dann, K., Basford, L. and Nyatanga, L. (2001) The Nature of Empowerment: A Cyclic Representation Incorporating the Elements of Process and Product. In press (Issues in Mental Health nursing, Francis and Taylor)
  • Basford, L., Dann, K. and Nyatanga, L. (2001) The Concept of Empowerment a Within Mental Health Unit. University of Derby: ISBN 0 901437 19 0
  • Dann, K. and Nyatanga, L. (2001) Demystifying APL. Article In Zimbabwe Open University Newsletter: April 2001
  • Nyatanga, L. and Dann, K. (2001) Giving credit where credit is due. In Touch Magazine, Issue 21 May-June 2001, pp10-14. The British Council: Newsletter Zimbabwe
  • Dann, K. and Nyatanga, L. (2001) SWOT Analysis: Report of the APL Link Project based on the Research findings and consultation carried out in Zimbabwe - February 2001.
  • Forman, D., Nyatanga, L. and Rich, T. (2002) E-Learning and Educational Diversity. Nurse Education Today, Volume 22, No. 1, 76-82
  • Nyatanga, L. and Forman, D. (2002) Research and Development in Clinical Governance. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Governance
  • Nyatanga, L. and Forman, D. (2002) From Professional Tribalism to Interprofessional Collaboration. Submitted to "Medical Teacher": An International Journal of Education in the Health Sciences
  • Nyatanga, L. and Forman, D. (2002) Interprofessional Care: The need for an interprofessional curriculum. Submitted to "Medical Teacher": An International Journal of Education in the Health Sciences
  • Nyatanga, L., and Dann, K. (2002) Empowerment in Nursing: the role of philosophical and psychological factors. Accepted for publication in "Journal of Nursing Philosophy"

In the media

Worked with the Press Association to psychologically assess the re-election family picture pose of Tony Blair after his election victory in 2005. 

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