Phd fellow

Clement Nhunzvi


University of Zimbabwe/ University of Cape Town

Clement Nhunzvi is a PhD fellow with the University of Cape Town in the first AMARI cohort. He obtained a BSc Honours in Occupational Therapy from the University of Zimbabwe in 2009, before going on to work in Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care – Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals for two years, where he specialised in occupational therapy mental health practice. He also has over five years' work experience in the academic field, with the University of Zimbabwe as a Psychosocial Occupational Therapy lecturer. Clement also holds a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy, specialising in mental health – from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. In the health education field, he is a graduate of the Health Education Advanced Leadership in Zimbabwe (HEALZ) programme.

Clement’s main research interests are in Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and HIV/AIDS, particularly the occupational perspective regarding social inclusion issues in everyday living and how occupational therapy can be utilised. His thesis for the AMARI PhD fellowship is titled: “A case study exploring an occupational perspective of social inclusion among young adults dually afflicted with substance use disorder and HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe". Clement aims to explore and understand how dually-afflicted young adults in Zimbabwe experience and negotiate social inclusion through their everyday occupational participation in context, with more emphasis on their self-identified, productive occupation(s).


A/Prof Roshan Galvaan, University of Cape Town

Dr Lisa Langhaug, AMARI Zimbabwe

Prof Richard Harding, King`s College London