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Dr Ohemaa Nkansa-Dwamena

Lecturer in Counselling Psychology

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology

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Dr Ohemaa Nkansa-Dwamena is a lecturer on the Professional Doctorate (DPsych) in Counselling Psychology, and a practicing Counselling Psychologist. In her role on the DPsych, Ohemaa is module leader for the Year 1 Context, Diversity and Professional Standards module, supervises doctoral research, co-facilitates service user involvement on the programme and is a Year 1 tutor.

Her research interests lie in the use of qualitative methods to study a range of applied counselling psychology topics, with experience predominantly in phenomenological approaches. Particular interests include multiple identity negotiation (including those pertaining to racial, sexual and gender identities), minority identities and intersectionality and issues related to race, culture and mental health.

Dr Nkansa-Dwamena currently works part-time in a university mental health service and in private practice. She has previously held psychologist and senior psychologist roles in the NHS across primary and secondary care teams and positons in third sector organizations.

Dr Nkansa-Dwamena has a BA (Hons) degree in Applied Psychology from University of Sussex, completed her DPsych in Counselling Psychology at City, University of London, and has advanced certification in schema therapy.


  1. Kumar, S., Fitzpatrick, R., Thorne, L. and Nkansa-Dwamena, O. (2014). Ethnic Inequalities in mental health: Promoting lasting and positive change..


  1. Nkansa-Dwamena, O. (2017). Issues of race and ethnicity for Counselling Psychology. In Murphy, D. (Ed.), Counselling Psychology A Textbook for Study and Practice John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-119-10686-9.


  1. Ade-Serrano, Y. and Nkansa-Dwamena, O. (2016). Black lives matter.