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Patrick Nyikavaranda

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Patrick Nyikavaranda

PhD Researcher
Location: Watson Building, University of Brighton, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9PH

Areas of expertise: Psychology, Migrant Studies, Mental Health, Co-production, inequalities

Research areas: Primary Care and Public Health

Twitter handle: @ThePatrickNyika 


Patrick is based in the Primary Care and Public Health Department at BSMS. He completed his undergraduate Psychology (BSc Hons) degree at University of West London (UWL). Patrick continued to complete his Master’s in Health Psychology at UWL. Patrick currently works with several NHS Trusts, universities, organisations and researchers around mental health, wellbeing, improving access and challenging inequalities.


Patrick’s current PhD research is focused on migrant populations and mental health, mainly co-producing with female migrants mental health interventions, awareness, and policy change. Primarily focused on Kent, Surrey and Sussex, Patrick hopes to expand the research nationally and internationally. He is being supervised by Professor Carrie Llewellyn, Dr Marija Pantelic, Dr Priya Paudyal and Dr Chrissie Jones.



Patrick has guest lectured on the MSc Core Principles of Mental Health Research at University College London and undertakes lectures at BSMS.  For the University of Surrey, Patrick lectures on systematic reviews – synthesising qualitative studies, as part of the Research Methods unit. For the Critical and Social Issues unit for the PsychD Clinical Psychology trainees, Patrick teaches about mental health support for female migrants: challenges, opportunities, and research issues.