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I am a Doctoral Research Student in the Division of psychology within the School of Applied Sciences. I originally trained as a Nurse, completed my MSc. at Middlesex University, followed by an MBA from London South Bank University.

My main research interests are the evaluation of psychosocial intervention in mental health, developing an intervention focused on promoting mental health help-seeking behaviour and mental health wellbeing.

Bachelors of Nursing Science (Hons)

Babcock University, Nigeria

Master of Science Occupational Health, Safety & Environmental Management

Middlesex University, London

Masters of Business Administration

London South Bank University

PhD. Psychology

London South Bank University

Registered Nurse

Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria

Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
Synapse Services, Nigeria

I worked as a mental health nurse and have been able to input my wealth of knowledge into the progress of recovery of patients that had addiction problems and some forms of mental illness.

I learn things to do in terms of safety at work regarding Violence.

Learn how to pay attention to details of patient management, in terms of medication

Health and safety lead (Patient safety)

Other public sector
Social Therapist
East London NHS Foundation Trust

To take an active role in direct patient care.

Ensuring that a client-centred multi-disciplinary approach to care is present

Record observations regarding the assessment of need, including risk assessment and report to senior members of the nursing team.

Ensuring that all practices are in accordance with Trust policies and instructions provided by the registered nurses

Work in conjunction with other health care professionals to provide therapeutic and meaningful activities for patients.

Work within clinical performance objectives at all times.

Other public sector
Enterprise Intern
London South Bank University

Supporting the Health System Innovation Lab by participating in start-up workshops with stakeholders (clinicians, managers, policy makers, politicians, citizens)

Writing reports on the workshops so progress and learning can be reviewed and shared widely

Supporting the Health System Innovation Lab by researching innovative services in the UK and internationally, and visiting identified innovation sites

Interviewing future clinical leaders

Creating and maintaining social media campaigns to promote engagement in the Health Systems Innovation Lab

Positive participation in scheduled training and development opportunities

Positive and professional communication with all stakeholders

Active contribution to the project, meeting regularly with the project supervisor

Enterprise Ambassador
London South Bank University

Acting as ambassadors for the student enterprise team at London Southbank University, advocating opportunities available to students

Encouraging students in participating in student enterprise activities.

Working as an admin officer on several occasions, rolling out events on Eventbrite

Delivering teachings at several enterprise Workshop organized by the team

Service Development Manager
Olive Prime Psychological Services

Worked as a service development manager for a new outpatient mental health facility in Abuja.

Leading out in drawing up programs for the centre.

Leading on Staff recruitment.

Developing a marketing plan for the service.

Third sector/charities
Research Development Administrator
London South Bank University

Work part-time in supporting the team as the university prepares for Research Excellence Framework submission.

I am particularly involved in cross-checking data for UOA assessments most significantly research incomes, research outputs, PGR completions.

Hourly Paid Lecturer
London South Bank University

- Preparing and delivering lectures and seminars and similar learning support under the guidance of others.

- Supervising and supporting student-centred learning activities within a framework designed by others.

- Assisting other staff in preparing learning-support materials.

- With guidance, marking student assessments and examinations.

- With guidance, generating and providing effective feedback, support and guidance for students.

- Assisting in the monitoring of student progress, achievement and attendance.

- Assisting in the supervision of projects and providing guidance to other support staff.


Evaluation of Mental Health First Aid within a workplace context.
Atanda, O. (2024). Evaluation of Mental Health First Aid within a workplace context. PhD Thesis London South Bank University School of Applied Sciences

Evaluation of Mental Health First Aid from the Perspective of Workplace End Users- EMPOWER
Atanda, O. (2020). Evaluation of Mental Health First Aid from the Perspective of Workplace End Users- EMPOWER. London Doctoral Academy Postgraduate Research Summer School 2020. Online 06 - 09 Jul 2020 London South Bank University.

London Doctoral Academy Postgraduate Research Summer School 2020
Graham, A., Ibrahim, M., Lisson, M., Henfrey, C., Alfandari, N., Ojo, G., Baragau, I., Mansfield, M., Scheel, A., Bichard, E., Hamed Aboelkhair, H., Marjan, A., Hettiarachchi, S. J., Parvin, A., Merton, S., Ahmed-Landeryou, M., Jenkins, C., Alli, U., Atanda, O. and Ganiyu, S. (2020). London Doctoral Academy Postgraduate Research Summer School 2020. London South Bank University.