RN (Mental Health), DipEd, BHealthSci; MN (Nurse Practitioner)
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Mr Chidarikire is a registered mental health nurse with a clinical background in adult forensic, acute and community mental health nursing. Mr Chidarikire currently works as a Lecturer in Mental Health and completed his pre-nurse registration training at the University of York, in England. He began his nursing career as a clinical nurse in Forensic Adult Psychiatry in Fareham, Hampshire, UK, and has also worked as a Community Mental Health Nurse in the UK and Australia. Mr Chidarikire holds a Bachelor of Health (Nursing) degree as well as a Master of Nursing (Nursing Practitioner), and is currently a PhD Candidate in the School of Health Sciences.
Mr Chidarikire has expertise in mental health nursing education and clinical practice, and the nurse practitioner role. He coordinates and teaches Communication and Mental Health (CNA110), Community and Mental Health Nursing Practice (CNA318), and Community and Mental Health Nursing Practice: Professional Experience (CNA319).
Mr Chidarikire's broad research areas include spirituality and mental health, cross cultural/transcultural mental health, and migration and mental health. He is also currently undertaking a PhD in the area of transcultural psychiatry/mental health nursing entitled 'Understanding the lived experiences of people with schizophrenia in Harare, Zimbabwe: A Critical Ethnography'.
Authorised by Head of Nursing and Midwifery
20 February, 2015