JohnBosco Chika Chukwuorji

Senior Lecturer in Department of Psychology, University of Nigeria, Nigeria

About the author:

My research focuses on understanding the dynamic interplay of risk and protective factors in the development of psychological disorders in order to inform therapeutic interventions and prognosis. I have examined how individual-level and social-level cultural processes and pathways influence mental well-being across the life course.

What I want to achieve:

My motivation is to seek ways of applying evidence-based interventions to address the numerous, complex, serious public health issues especially among vulnerable groups and underserved populations. I hope to continue conducting my desired research and to serve as a mentor to the next generation of African mental health implementation scientists.

My previous positions:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Michigan State University, USA
  • Senior Research Fellow, Center for Translation and Implementation Research (CTAIR)
  • Editor, Nigerian Journal of Psychological Research
  • Guest Editor, Innovations in Aging (Special issue of Aging in sub-Saharan Africa)
  • Associate Editor, BMC Psychology
  • Consulting Editor, Adversity and Resilience Science: Journal of Research and Practice
  • Editorial Board member, Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma

Awards & accomplishments:

  • Global Peer Reviewer Award (2019)
  • Fulbright Scholar (2019-2020)
  • Developing Country Fellow, International Society for Studies in Behavioural Development
  • Mentee Sponsorship Award, Society for Research on Child Development (2021)