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Dr Josephine NwaAmaka Bardi

Dr Josephine NwaAmaka Bardi

bardij3@lsbu.ac.uk

Mental Health and Learning Disability

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6667-1603

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I am a registered nurse and qualitative researcher with proven expertise in student engagement. I am a catalyst of the pedagogical social movement to include students’ voices in the development, implementation, and timely reviews of learning and teaching strategies. Inclusive university spaces promote positive student experiences and NSS response rates and reduce attrition. I have a BSc in Mental Health Nursing, an MSc in Public Health, and a Doctorate in Mental Health and Wellbeing funded by the Economic and Social Research Council from the University of Nottingham. The impact and the reach of my work are here https://rb.gy/rcldel

I joined London South Bank University (LSBU) in January 2021 as a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health. I am currently the Associate Dean for Education and Student Experience for Nursing and Midwifery at the Institute of Health and Social Care at LSBU, Chair of the BAME staff network at LSBU, and the London Regional RePAIR Academic Advisor for Higher Education England (HEE). Before joining LSBU, I taught Health Promotion and Public Health for 5 years at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the University of East London.

Most recently, I developed the National Student Survey (NSS) Coding Framework, and the student mental health signposting initiative, which the HEE London has adopted. I continue to embed impactful and positive student experience activities within Nursing and Midwifery at LSBU, working with the Deans, Vice Chancellors’ office, Student Union, Alumni Team, Health and Wellbeing, other support services, and staffing teams.

During the start of my Doctorate studies in 2015, I founded RAMHHE© the responsive, dynamic, and novel student engagement strategy for wider participation in diverse activities, and I successfully applied for funding from the ESRC (£5000) and the Office for Students (£57,870). I led a team of 178 student volunteers to host monthly student-led mental health promotion campaigns at the University of East London from 2018-2020, which earned me several awards, including a place on the UK Life Savers List https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/jo-bardi-nations-lifesaver

The RAMHHE© inter-country research activities involve postgraduate and undergraduate students who collaborate with leads in the UK, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, and Nigeria, including a systematic review on loneliness among students, a series of focus group discussions on the experiences of students, COVID-19, and online learning, Mental health interventions for university students; a critical literature review (on-going), and the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of people, with a focus on anxiety and depression: a systematic review (accepted for publication).

I am also working on research outputs from my doctorate thesis, including an interview study, ethnographic study, auto-ethnographic study, scoping review, and a narrative literature review. In addition, I am working on my strategy for student engagement and wider participation in collaboration with undergraduate students, and Professor Calvin Moorely.

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mr Mannah Edward KargboDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
PhD Mental Health and Wellbeing

University of Nottingham

2015
2021
Bachelor of Science in Mental Health Nursing

University of West London

2010
2013
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching

University of East London

2015
2016
Master of Science in Public Health

University of East London

2013
2015
Senior Lecturer
London South Bank University

2021
2022
Education
lecturer/Senior Lecturer
University of East London

2015
2020
Education
Associate Staff
London School of Economics and Political Science

2016
2020
Education
Mental Health Nurse
Central and North West NHS Foundation Trust

2013
2015
Other public sector
Volunteer Research Assistant
Institute for Health and Human Development (IHHD)

2013
2015
Education
International Qualitative Research Consultant
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), United Kingdom

2014
2014
Third sector/charities
Nursing and Midwifery Council
2016
Higher Education Academy
2016
Institute of Health Promoters and Educators
2018
Institute of Health Promotion and Education
2022
Prizes, awards, and accolades

PhD Funding (Mar 2015)

Economic and Social Research Council


Best Academic Poster Award (Sep 2019)

University of Nottingham


Tri-Campus Award (May 2019)

University of Nottingham


Nation Life Saver's Award for Raising Awareness of Mental Health in Higher Education RAMHHE© (May 2019)

University's UK


The Dean’s Award for Best Research Presentation (Jul 2018)

School of Business and Management, The University of Nottingham


National Positive Practice in Mental Health Award for RAMHHE© (Sep 2017)

National Positive Practice


Lord Mayor of Nottingham’s Award for positive contribution (Apr 2017)

Lord Mayor of Nottingham


Reach and Impact

Taking the gospel of mental health to church youth (Jan 2021)


Mental Health: Until we break the conspiracy of silence (Dec 2021)


We are ripe for an institute of mental health for a truly healthy society (Mar 2021)


When will Nigerians talk about mental health? (Mar 2019)


Delta State Born Josephine NwaAmaka Bardi named Nation’s Lifesavers in the UK (May 2019)


Mental health is a huge challenge for international students in the UK (Oct 2017)


How depression is disabling Nigerians due to inadequate mental health experts, services (Apr 2021)


University mental health champion named among Nation’s Lifesavers (May 2019)


Josephine Bardi was awarded the Gertrude Cropper Award (May 2019)


Josephine NwaAmaka Bardi: Raising Awareness of Mental Health in Higher Education (May 2016)


University student mental health: There are new efforts to improve and expand university mental health services (Jan 2017)


PhD Nursing Student Raises Awareness of Mental Health in Higher Education (Oct 2016)


Raising awareness of mental health in Asaba, Delta State Television, Nigeria (Sep 2021)


Raising awareness of mental health in Warri, Voice of Delta Radio, Nigeria (Mar 2021)


Raising awareness of mental health in Warri, Voice of Delta Radio, Nigeria (Apr 2021)


Raising awareness of mental health in Asaba, Delta State Television, Nigeria (Feb 2021)


Raising awareness of mental health in Asaba, Delta State Television, Nigeria (Mar 2021)


Raising awareness of mental health in Warri, Delta State Television, Nigeria (Mar 2021)


Raising Awareness of Mental Heath in Higher Education RAMHHE© - Bristol Radio (Sep 2018)


Raising Awareness of Mental Heath in Higher Education RAMHHE© - BBC Nottingham Radio (May 2017)


Raising Awareness of Mental Heath in Higher Education RAMHHE© - Sky TV (Nov 2016)


Every Mind Matters, Public Health England - Kemet Radio (Oct 2018)


Every Mind Matters, Public Health England - Eava Radio (Oct 2018)