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Nyasha Chiunya-Huni

Dr Nyasha Chiunya-Huni

PCIE Advisory Group member


Nyasha is a member of the Public Contributor Involvement and Engagement Advisory Group of the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce.

"I have always worked in and enjoy jobs which directly improve people’s lives: as a schoolteacher, with individuals living with mental ill-health, various disabilities and older people. My research interests are: gerontology, human rights, health and social care, education, health and well-being, homelessness prevention and social inclusion. I am a strong advocate for working collaboratively with those who use services in drawing up plans for services.

I was awarded my PhD in Gerontology by the Centre for Research on Ageing, University of Southampton for my thesis entitled: ‘Ageing in Zimbabwe: Assessing Old-age Vulnerability, Care and Support in Zimbabwe in a Context of HIV/AIDS, Poverty and Out-migration’. I am currently working towards publication of my thesis. I served as an Expert advisor in the Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit (HSCWRU), King's College London on the research entitled 'Handovers in Care Homes - Residents' and Relatives' Perspectives'. I also assessed students' assignments at Masters’ degree level on the Humanitarian Operations Programme, run by Save the Children UK, accredited by Oxford Brookes University, for a number of cohorts. At time of writing, I am in the final few weeks of my two-year, full-time studies for a Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Work."