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Sherphard Chidarikire

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Sherphard Chidarikire

Lecturer (Mental Health)

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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 in the School of Nursing as a Lecturer teaching in mental health and communication skills for patient health and safety in the undergraduate courses.

Biography

Mr Chidarikire completed his undergraduate nurse 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 Science (Nursing) degree as well as a Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner).

Career summary

Qualifications

  • Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner), Latrobe University, Australia. 2012
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing), Charles Stuart University, Australia. 2010
  • Diploma of Higher Education (Mental Health Nursing), The University of York, United Kingdom. 2004

Languages (other than English)

  • Shona
  • Chichewa (Nyanja)

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Accreditation Assessor for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)
  • Member of Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
  • Member of School of Health Sciences Research Committee
  • Member of the Movement for Global Mental Health
  • Member of Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association
  • Member of European Transcultural Nursing Association

Administrative expertise

Shep has extensive administration experience coordinating a large unit which receives over 800 first year students.

Teaching

Nurse practitioner, nursing, mental health nursing, psychiatric nursing, forensic psychiatry, transcultural mental health

Teaching expertise

Mr Chidarikire has expertise in mental health nursing education and clinical practice, and the nurse practitioner role. He coordinates and teaches Mental Health (CNA256), Older persons and ageing populations CNA257), Foundations for health professional practice 2 (CNA153) and Foundations for health professional practice 1 (CNA150). These units offer the opportunity to gain experiences and knowledge and skills relevant to nursing.

Teaching responsibility

  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • CNA150 Foundations for health professional practice 1
  • CNA153 Foundations for health professional practice 2
  • CNA256 Mental Health
  • CNA257 Older persons and ageing populations

Research Invitations

  • Invited speaker: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Tasmania Aged care conference, June 2018, Hobart, Tasmania
  • Invited speaker: Tasmanian Leaders Program, August 2018, Launceston Tasmania
  • Invited speaker: 4th Mental Health and Well-Being Foundation of Ghana, October 2018, Kumasi, Ghana

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Expertise

  • Mental health and psychiatric nursing
  • Spirituality, faith and religion in mental health
  • Qualitative research
  • Realist review
  • Ethnography
  • Phenomenology and lived experience

Research Themes

Shep's research aligns to the University's research theme of Better Health. His research interests include qualitative methods such as ethnography; spirituality, faith and religion and mental health; culture, refugee and migration and mental health. He is also currently undertaking a PhD in transcultural psychiatry/mental health nursing, entitled 'Life is a Journey: A Focused ethnography of the experiences of people living with schizophrenia in Harare, Zimbabwe.'

Current projects

Mr Chidarikire is currently undertaking a PhD in transcultural psychiatry/mental health nursing entitled 'Life is a Journey: A Focused ethnography of the experiences of people living with schizophrenia in Harare, Zimbabwe.'.

Fields of Research

  • Mental health nursing (420504)
  • Mental health services (420313)

Research Objectives

  • Mental health services (200305)
  • Mental health (200409)

Publications

Total publications

17

Journal Article

(7 outputs)
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2021Chidarikire S, Cross M, Skinner I, Cleary M, 'Ethnographic insights into the quality of life and experiences of people living with schizophrenia in Harare, Zimbabwe', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 42, (1) pp. 65-78. ISSN 0161-2840 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/01612840.2020.1770385 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Cross M; Cleary M

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2020Chidarikire S, Cross M, Skinner I, Cleary M, 'An ethnographic study of schizophrenia in Zimbabwe: The role of culture, faith, and religion', Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 22, (2) pp. 173-194. ISSN 1934-9637 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/19349637.2018.1531366 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Cross M; Skinner I; Cleary M

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2020Molloy L, Beckett P, Chidarikire S, Merrick TT, Guha M, et al., 'Culture, the stigma of mental illness, and young people', Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 58, (11) pp. 15-18. ISSN 0279-3695 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3928/02793695-20201013-03 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2018Chidarikire S, Cross M, Skinner I, Cleary M, 'Treatments for people living with schizophrenia in Sub-Saharan Africa: an adapted realist review', International Nursing Review, 65 pp. 78-92. ISSN 0020-8132 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/inr.12391 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Cross M; Cleary M

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2018Chidarikire S, Cross M, Skinner I, Cleary M, 'Navigating nuances of language and meaning: Challenges of cross-language ethnography involving Shona speakers living with schizophrenia', Qualitative Health Research, 28, (6) pp. 927-938. ISSN 1049-7323 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1049732318758645 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Cross M; Cleary M

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2016Mandizadza EJR, Chidarikire S, 'A phenomenological study into the role of spirituality and religiousness in the mental health of people with cancer in Zimbabwe', Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 18, (2) pp. 145-161. ISSN 1934-9637 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/19349637.2015.1100972 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

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2012Chidarikire S, 'Spirituality: The neglected dimension of holistic mental health care', Advances in Mental Health, 10, (3) pp. 298-302. ISSN 1837-4905 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5172/jamh.2012.10.3.298 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22

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Conference Publication

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Chidarikire S, Cross M, Skinner I, Cleary M, 'Importance of language, culture and idioms of distress in understanding schizophrenia in Zimbabwe: an ethnographic study', 19th World Congress of Psychiatry, 21-24 August, Lisbon, Portugal (2019) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.26226/morressier.5d1a038657558b317a140f74 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cross M; Cleary M

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2018Chidarikire S, 'Constructive Techniques of De-escalating Agitation or Delirium', ANMF/HERC Aged Care Conference, 1 June 2018, Hobart, Tasmania (2018) [Keynote Presentation]

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2015Chidarikire S, Bridgman H, Lees DB, Smith AV, Kevan KJ, 'Recovery Camp Tasmania: A novel way of enhancing experiential learning opportunities for students of health disciplines', University of Tasmania Teaching Matters Conference 2015, 2 December 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bridgman H; Lees DB; Smith AV; Kevan KJ

2014Chidarikire S, 'Resilience, Recovery and Mental Health: A Case Report from Zimbabwe', University of Tasmania 2nd Annual Resilience, Recovery and Mental Health Conference, 29 October, 2014, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Chidarikire S, Harris DM, Skinner IK, 'A Cultural Paradox: Understanding the Experience of Living with Schizophrenia in Sub-Saharan Africa', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 7-9 October 2014, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-45. ISSN 1445-8330 (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Harris DM; Skinner IK

2014Chidarikire S, Harris DM, Skinner IK, 'The Role of Traditional and Faith Healers in Mental Health Care: A Meta Synthesis of Case Reports from sub-Saharan Africa', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 7-9 October 2014, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 5. ISSN 1445-8330 (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Harris DM; Skinner IK

2014Chidarikire S, Harris DM, Skinner IK, 'The Role of Traditional and Faith Healers in Mental Health Care: A Meta- Synthesis of Case Reports from Sub-Saharan Africa', University of Tasmania Tasmanian Health Students HDR Conference, 28 July, 2014, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Harris DM; Skinner IK

2013Chidarikire S, Ellis I, 'The difference between conducting a systematic review on the identification and treatment of schizophrenia: how database choice affects the outcome', 2013 World Mental Health Congress of The World Federation for Mental Health: 'Social inclusion through interdisciplinary interventions', 25-28 August 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina, pp. 567-569. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ellis I

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2012Chidarikire S, 'Spirituality and Mental Health Care of the Elderly', ANF Aged Care Conference Proceedings, 27 November 2012, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 1-12. (2012) [Keynote Presentation]

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
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2017Chidarikire S, Cross M, Cleary M, Skinner I, 'WHO Quality of Life-BREF (WHOQOL-BREF) Shona Version: Translation Report', The World Health Organisation, Geneva, pp. 1-4. (2017) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Cross M; Cleary M; Skinner I