Dr Kayonda Hubert Ngamaba

BSc (Bolton), MA (Manchester), PhD (Manchester) 

  • Research Associate

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Profile

Areas of expertise

  • People with long-term mental health conditions and social interventions within prisons and Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)
  • Behaviour change, quality of life, subjective well-being across nations and religions
  • Methodology:
    • Quantitative research: correlations, multilevel analyses, random and fixed-effects using Stata software
    • Qualitative research: semi-structured interviews, focus groups, IPA and thematic analysis using NVivo software
    • Systematic review and meta-analysis

Academic biography

Dr Kayonda has a background in health psychology and mental health research. Dr Kayonda is actually working within a team in the Social Policy and Social Work Department to evaluate social interventions within Community Mental Health Team. Prior to joining the University of York, Dr Kayonda worked for the NHS (Greater Manchester Mental Health) and the University of Manchester on several projects including:

  • Prevention of Suicide in Prisons Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) to investigate (a) the feasibility and acceptability to conduct research in prisons and (b) how effective the talking therapy was to prevent suicide in prisons.
  • Recovery Connect and Community Inclusion Service to enable people with long-term mental health conditions to improve their independence, community engagement and involvement in social activities.
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses to investigate the quality of life, determinants of happiness and life satisfaction across nations.

Dr Kayonda has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Counselling, Masters in International Development, and PhD in Psychology. His thesis investigated “the correlates of subjective well-being” to improve people’s quality of life. Dr Kayonda has published high-quality research papers in several academic journals including the European Journal of Public Health, Journal of Mental Health, Religion & Culture, Journal of Psychology in Africa, Journal of Religion and Health, and Quality of Life Research.

Publications

Recent publications

2017

Ngamaba, K.H., Panagioti, M. & Armitage, C.J. (2017). Income inequality and subjective well-being: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Quality of Life Research. pp 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-017-1719-x

Ngamaba, Kayonda Hubert and Soni, Debbie (2017) Are Happiness and Life Satisfaction Different Across Religious groups? Exploring Determinants of Happiness and Life Satisfaction. Journal of Religion and Health. pp. 1-22.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-017-0481-2 

Ngamaba, K. H., Panagioti, M., & Armitage, C. J. Are Health Status and Subjective Well-Being: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. European Journal of Public Health, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckx081

Ngamaba, K. H. (2017). Determinants of subjective well-being in representative samples of nations. European Journal of Public Health, 27 (2): 377-382. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckw103.

2016

Kayonda Hubert Ngamaba (2016) Happiness and life satisfaction in Rwanda, Journal of Psychology in Africa, 26:5, 407-414. DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14330237.2016.1208930

2014

Kayonda Hubert Ngamaba (2014) Religious leaders' perceptions of their emotional and psychological needs, Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 17:1, 62-78, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2012.746654

Accepted and in press

Ngamaba, K. H., Panagioti, M., & Armitage, C. J. Income Inequality and Subjective Well-Being: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Quality of Life Research Journal.

Conference papers

Ngamaba, K. H., Panagioti, M., & Armitage, C. J. (2016). Are Health Status and Subjective Well-Being: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Conference Paper Presented at the PGR Conference 2016, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 18th May 2016

Ngamaba, K. H. (2015). Is Life Satisfaction/Happiness Different Across Religious Denomination Groups? A Cross National Study Exploring Some Key Determinants of Life Satisfaction/Happiness. Conference Paper Presented at the International Convention of International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 12-14 March 2015

Ngamaba, K. H. (2014). What are the best predictors of happiness and life satisfaction for the elderly? A worldwide study across 8 regions. Conference Paper Presented at the Chicago International Conference on Geriatrics & Gerontology: Improving Health and Health Care Services for the Elderly. 181st OMICS Group Conference, Chicago, USA, 8 to 10 July 2014. DOI: 10.4172/2167-7182.S1.002

Ngamaba, K. H. (2014). Is financial satisfaction a better predictor of happiness than national pride? Conference Paper Presented at the British Psychological Society: Back to the Future: Reflections and Implications Following the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Manchester, UK, 16 Nov 2012.

Research

Research team members for Psychosocial interventions in Mental Health

Professor Martin WebberProfessor Chris ArmitageDr Maria PanagiotiDr Nicola MoranJonny Lovell.

 

Contact details

Dr Kayonda Hubert Ngamaba
Research Associate
A/B/030

Tel: +44 (0)1904 321282