Dr Linet Nyakundi presented at the 25th Biennial meeting of the International Society of Study of Behaviour Development (ISSBD)


Dr Linet Nyakundi presented at the 25th Biennial meeting of the International Society of Study of Behaviour Development (ISSBD)


Publishing Date: 7/17/2018 1:00 PM

Dr Linet Nyakundi, postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychology, recently presented at the 25th Biennial meeting of the International Society of Study of Behaviour Development (ISSBD) held at The Star, in conjunction with Griffith University in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.  Dr Nyakundi’s presentations were entitled “Resilience of preschool children within poor urban settings despite extreme risk exposure, and a call to re-imagine holistic protective processes that can enable them to thrive” and “The need for inviting younger children’s active voices in designing and utilising research tools that are culturally adaptive within sub-Saharan Africa despite theoretical and methodological dilemmas faced”.  Dr Nyakundi has recently initiated a research project with Orange Babies NGO in Orange Farm.  The project focuses on orphaned and vulnerable children and will eventually lead to workshops with the staff of the Early Childhood Centres included in the study, and publishing a pictorial children’s book on experiences of pre-schoolers from South Africa and Kenya.