Staff profile

Dr Lovemore Nyatanga

Principal Lecturer in Psychology




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



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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.

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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. 

Recent publications