Staff Member Crisford Chogugudza

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Dr Crisford Chogugudza PhD

  • Health and Social Care Lecturer
  • Module Lead


  • Health and Social Care Lecturer
  • Module Lead

I was trained as a Social Worker and also had training and experience in Journalism and Development Studies.

I am currently teaching Professional Career Development within the Health and Social Care Cohort at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Birmingham Campus. I have experience as a visiting lecturer on international social work in Zimbabwe and UK. I have worked as a social worker for more than 20 years in Africa, the United Kingdom and Australia, where I gained valuable international experience. I also continue to work as a Freelance Journalist and International Development Consultant.

I have a PhD in Social Work (Thesis – Social Work Knowledge and Skills Transfer). I also have qualifications in Development Studies, Social Work and Journalism. I consider myself a multidisciplinarian. Universities attended: University of Zimbabwe, London South Bank University, Medill School of Journalism North-western University, Illinois, USA, London School of Journalism and the Royal Holloway University of London.

I am currently registered with Social Work England as a Qualified Social Worker.

  • Social Work- Child Protection
  • Media and communication
  • Knowledge and skills transfer
  • Social protection
  • Health and Social Care
  • International Development
  • Advocacy
  • Migration
  • HIV/AIDS research
  • Family violence

Journal Publications:

Cris Chogugudza (2009) "Social Work Education, Training and Employment in Africa: The case of Zimbabwe", Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies: Vol. 35: No.1, Article 3. (Peer Reviewed)

Chogugudza C. A critical analysis of the recruitment and experiences of overseas Zimbabwean social workers in the UK. Sociol Int J. 2018;2(4):311-318.


Pending Publications:

  • ‘Bridging the Gap between Social Work and the Media
  • ‘Social work and Transnationalism – An African Perspective’