Tongai Chichaya

Dr Tongai Chichaya

  • Lecturer In Occupational Therapy and Health Psychology
  • Royal London House R601, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LT
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Biography

Dr Tongai Fibion Chichaya is an experienced occupational therapist and occupational scientist who holds a Bsc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy from the University of Zimbabwe; Masters in Public Health from the University of Namibia and a PhD in occupational therapy from the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. His PhD focused on applying the occupational justice framework in disability policy analysis. In addition to describing occupational inconsideration as a new form of occupational injustice, he developed occupational participation focused guidelines for disability policy formulation.

Before joining Bournemouth University, Tongai previously worked in Zimbabwe, Namibia and British Overseas Territories. His previous roles include clinical occupational therapy rotations; being the National Coordinator for a community based rehabilitation program within primary health care services; Rehabilitation Quality Specialist with a key focus on return to work, driving rehab, assistive technology, & home adaptations; and being Vice President of the Occupational Therapy Africa Regional Group...

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Journal Articles

  • Chichaya, T.F., Joubert, R.W.E. and McColl, M.A., 2020. Voices on disability issues in Namibia: Evidence for entrenching occupational justice in disability policy formulation. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 27 (1), 14-27.
  • Chichaya, T., 2019. Applying the occupational justice framework in disability policy analysis in Namibia. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, 49 (1), 19-25.
  • Chichaya, T.F., Joubert, R.W.E. and McColl, M.A., 2018. Analysing disability policy in Namibia: An occupational justice perspective. African Journal of Disability, 7.

Theses

  • Chichaya, T., 2013. Factors associated with approval and rejection of disability pension applications in the Khomas region of Namibia. Master's Thesis. University of Namibia School of Public Health.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Becoming An Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy in Action I
  • Occupational Therapi in Action II

Grants

  • World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress Grant (World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 21 May 2018). Awarded
  • OTARG Bursary (Rosemary Crouch Trust, 2015) (Rosemary Crouch Trust, 2015, 11 May 2015). Awarded
  • WFOT Congress Grant (World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 16 Jun 2014). Awarded
  • PhD Research Sponsorship (University of KwaZulu Natal, 26 Aug 2013). Awarded

External Responsibilities

Conference Presentations

  • 17th World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress, Applying the Occupational Justice Framework in Disability Policy Formulation in Namibia, 21 May 2018, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 9th Occupational Therapy Africa Regional Group Congress, Occupational Therapy and Politics in Africa: Who Gets What When and How?, 07 Sep 2015, Kampala, Uganda
  • 9th Occupational Therapy Africa Regional Group Congress, The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVAF) Namibia, Return to Work Programme: Roles of the Occupational Therapy Profession., 07 Sep 2015, Kampala, Uganda
  • 16th World Federation of Occupational Therapists, Factors Associated with Approval and Rejection of Disability Pension Applications in Namibia: Opportunities to Raise the Occupational Therapy Profile in a Non-traditional Practice Setting., 18 Jun 2014, Yokohama, Japan
  • 8th Occupational Therapy Africa Regional Group Congress, Determination of eligibility for disability benefits in Khomas Region, Namibia., 19 Aug 2013, Harare, Zimbabwe

Attended Training

  • Ideas for a Better World: Leading Change Through Policymaking offered by British Council, 07 Jun 2019, Certificate
  • The NSMC’s Level 4 Social Marketing Award, 29 Jan 2018, Certificate (Level 4)
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation for Physical work performance offered by ErgoScience, 20 Jul 2016, FCE Certificate & Licence
  • Assessment of drivers with disabilities, prescription and training use of car adaptations

Qualifications

  • PhD in Occupational Therapy (University of KwaZulu Natal, 2019)
  • MPH in Masters in Public Health (University of Namibia, 2013)
  • BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy (University of Zimbabwe, 2004)

Honours

  • MVA Fund CEO’s Award for Innovation & Excellence (Motor Vehicle Accident Fund, Namibia, 2015)

Memberships

  • Allied Health Professions Council of Namibia (HPCNA), Member,
  • Occupational Therapy Africa Regional Group (OTARG), Member,
  • Registered Occupational Therapist HCPC, Member,
  • Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Member,
  • World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), Member,
  • Zimbabwe Association of Occupational Therapists (ZAOT), Member,
The data on this page was last updated at 04:16 on August 14, 2020.