Dr Peggy Mulongo
Dr Peggy Mulongo is a Mental Health Lecturer, EDI Lead at the School of Nursing, and Co-chair of our Race Equality Network (REN). Dr Mulongo is a cross-cultural Mental Health Practitioner, a Psychosexual Therapist and an Independent Consultant with 20+ years’ experience. She has worked with migrant population in the fields of transcultural mental health and social justice, acculturation and migration, gender-based violence and harmful cultural beliefs and traditions.
Dr Peggy Mulongo has been involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students on Pre-registration Nursing Degree programmes. She has led personal tutorials, modules, and supervised students undertaking Master's degrees. She also acts as a supervisor, internal referee, and as director of study for students undertaking PhD and Professional Doctorate.
At UCLan, Dr Mulongo also leads the ‘Race and Health’ research theme at the Global Race Centre for Equality (GRACE). She is a core member of the Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM), and core member of our mental health research team. She is committed to developing a portfolio of health inequality research and innovation. She has a mission to enhance health outcomes and experiences of ethnically diverse populations, particularly those traumatised by abuse, slavery, or racial inequality.
Outside of higher education, Dr Peggy Mulongo is the co-founding member of NESTAC and Director of TortutreID. She does have an extensive track record of community projects developed to meet the needs of ethnic minority communities, particularly refugees and asylum seekers in the North-West of England. Dr Mulongo established the Health & Wellbeing programme at NESTAC, supporting women and young girls who experience mental distress and trauma related to Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and Modern Slavery, such as that associated with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Domestic Servitude. She initiated several cross-cultural wellbeing projects to promote health equality, including the SOS Project [British Journal of Midwifery (BJM) Award-Winner 2015 and was finalist of the Nursing Standard in the same year. Her involvement in practice motivated her to develop further research and teaching, having observed long-lasting gaps in addressing the emotional, psychological and mental health needs of ethnic minority populations.
As a Qualitative Researcher, she has a primary interest in Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). Peggy has experience undertaking qualitative research using a multi-methods approach. This has been to investigate identified gaps that lead to health inequalities, in line with social determinants of health and wellbeing. She works on several academic and non-academic funded projects and has contributed to securing funding for many of them.
Peggy has published several articles in peer-review journals and contributes to writing book chapters in her field of expertise. She works in widening her research network and collaboration in these fields nationally and internationally. Peggy has experience in presenting at national and international conferences.
- PHD Mental Health Nursing, University of Salford, 2019
- MSc, University of Salford, 2011
- DIPHE Mental Health, University of Salford, 2006
- Diploma with Advanced Standing in mental health nursing
- DIPSI, Abraham Moss College, 2005
- Diploma in Public Service Interpretation – French language (interpretation and translation services)
- British Journal of Midwifery (BJM) Award, 2015 (Winner) – Tackling FGM Initiatives
- Nursing Standard, 2015 (Finalist) – Tackling FGM Initiatives
- Health inequalities
- Transcultural mental health
- Gender-based violence and modern slavery
- Refugee and migrants health
- Sexual trauma in ethnically minoritized populations
- Acculturation of young migrants
- Race and ethnicity academic research and innovation
- Qualitative research
- Decolonising the curriculum
- Registered Nurse (Mental Health) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
- College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)
- Mental Health Nurse Academics UK (MHNAUK)
- Greater Manchester Gender-Based Violence Executive Committee
Dr Peggy Mulongo has a history of funding and research projects management. Since she joined us, she has helped generate income, secured internal and external funding to conduct research and leading on study investigations. Dr Mulongo has developed cross-faculties collaboration, being involved in cross-faculty research projects here. Dr Mulongo publishes in national and international journals, and contributes to book chapters. She has also been presenting at national and international conferences.
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