Norman David Nsereko

Position: Senior Lecturer, Associate Chaplain

nnsereko@nkumbauniversity.ac.ug | +256703335948

Rev. Fr. Dr. Nsereko Norman has a PhD, in Counselling Psychology ( Nkumba University), Masters of Education in Guidance & Counselling( Makerere University), Post Graduate Diploma in Education, (Makerere University) BA In Sacred Theology (Urban University Rome), Diploma in philosophical and religious studies (National Seminary, Gaba, Uganda), Diploma in Theology (Makerere University) and a Diploma in Philosophical and Religious Studie (Katigondo Major Seminary, Uganda).

He is a long experienced postgraduate trained teacher, senior lecturer, researcher and publisher, manuscript reviewer for both local and international journals, supervisor of student research projects- dissertations and theses, internal examiner. He is also engaged in counselling services and pastoral ministry. From 1999-2008 he served as Chairman Board of Governors for three senior secondary schools in Uganda. He also acted as Care taker Administrator of Namilyango College during the students’ strike in 2001.

  • Crisis counselling,
  • Mental health,
  • Psychopathology,
  • School counselling,
  • Pastoral counselling,
  • Human Rights,
  • Counselling the aged,
  • Mental health service utilization,
  • Eating disorders,
  • Psychometrics,
  • Theories of counselling,
  • Counselling process and techniques,
  • Supervision,
  • career counselling,
  • Child and adolescent counselling,
  • Substance abuse counselling

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Patent/ copyright

ACADEMIC INNOVATION: LITERARY AUTHORSHIP

Name of author: Norman David Nsereko

Registered copyright date: 28th September 2017:

Registration number: 80 of 2015

Title of work: University Students Evaluation of Psychosocial Problems (USEPP) Scale

Registrar Authority: Uganda Registration Services Bureau

Act: Section 43(6) The Copyright and Neighbouring Act 2006

Country of first publication: Uganda

  1. JOURNAL ARTICLES

 Nsereko, N. D. (2018). Proliferation of university institutions in Africa: Student academic life and mental health challenges European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research and Practice, 2, 4, 1-6. Retrieved from: http://www.europeancounselling.eu/volumes/volume-2-2018/ volume-2-article-4/

Nsereko, D. N. (2017). University Students Evaluation of Psychosocial Problems (USEPP) Scale (Registered Copyright). Nkumba Business Journal, 16, (47-50).

Nsereko ND and Basa V. Promoting Campus Mental Health Literacy. Mental Health & Human Resilience International Journal 2017, 1(1): 000105.

Nsereko, N. D. (2017). University Campus Mental Health: A Paradigm Shift on Uganda Campuses. European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research and Practice, 1, 7, 1-7.

Retrieved from http://www.europeancounselling.eu/volumes/volume-1-2017/volume-1-article-7/

 Nsereko, D. N. (2017). The Evolution of Mental Health Understanding and Practice in Uganda. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience, 19(1), 354-360.

Nsereko D. N. (2016). Psychosocial dynamics of a leader. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/302028334_Psychosocial_Dynamic_Aspects_of_a_leader

Nsereko, D. N. (2015). A New Dawn of Hope for Students: Nkumba University develops a new Psychological Instrument. Nkumba Business Journal, 14, 89-98.

Mande, M. W., Nambatya, A. K., Nsereko, D. N. (2015). Contribution of middle management to enhancement of quality education in Ugandan university. Nkumba Business Journal, 14, 1-50.

Nsereko, D. N., Musisi, S., Nakigudde, J., & Ssekiwu, D. (2014). Psychosocial problems and development of psychopathology among Ugandan university students. International Journal of Research Studies in Psychology, 3(3), 3-16.

Nsereko, D. N., Musisi, S., & Holtzman, S. (2014). Evaluation of psychosocial problems among African university students in Uganda: Development and validation of a screening instrument. Psychology Research, 2(4), 112-131.

Nsereko, D. N., Musisi, S., Nakigudde, J., & Holtzman, S. (2014). Prevalence, types, distribution and associations of psychosocial problems among university students in Uganda. International Journal of Research Studies in Psychology, 3(4), 3-16.

Nsereko, D. N., & Musisi, S. (2014). USPPDT (University student psychosocial problems development theory). Psychology Research, 4(4), 259-264.

Nsereko, D. N., Nakigudde, J., & Ssekiwu, D. (2014). Traumatic experiences and poor mental health among university students in Uganda. African Journal of Traumatic stress, 3(2), 40-80.

Nsereko, N. (2012). The career development industry in Uganda. Nkumba Business Journal, 11, 165-181.

  1. MODULES

 

Nsereko, D. N. (2012). Understanding Guidance and Counselling: A theoretical perspective, Module 1.

Nsereko, D. N. (2012). Understanding Guidance and Counselling: A practical perspective, Module 2.

Nsereko, D. N. (2012). Laboratory in Counselling and Internship- Block Field Placement: for counsellor trainees and supervisors, Module 3.

 

  1. BOOK CHAPTER

 Nsereko, N. (2001). Back to the Roots of Catholic Education. In E.S. Kiwanuka & I. F. Kasibante (eds), Catholic Schools 2000: Issues and Challenges (pp 62-71). Kisubi: Marianum Publishing Company Ltd.

Awards

 

2018 Recipient of Low income country scholarship from the Academy for Eating Disorders, Chicago , Illinois, USA.

Role: Applicant to a grant /scholarship for People from Low Income Countries.

Status: Funded, $ 1500

Nsereko N. D. Nkumba University, School of Education, Humanities and Sciences.

Nkumba University Research Grant Award 2015/2016

Proposal Title: Psychosocial problems among university students and mental health service utilization on campuses in Uganda

Role: Lead Researcher

Status: Funded, Ug. Shs.10, 000,000

Mande, M. W., Nambatya, A. K., Nsereko, N. D.

Nkumba University Research Grant Award, 2007/2008

Proposal Title: Contribution of middle management to enhancement of quality education in Ugandan university.

Role: Co-lead Researcher

Status: Funded, Ug. Shs. 10,000,000

Other projects

2005, Designed the course curriculum of Guidance and Counselling for the School of Education, Humanities and Sciences adopted for a semester system incorporating course units applicable to the training of a counsellor to work within the Ugandan context.

Pioneer lecturer of the Counselling Program in Nkumba University, 2005

April 2013, participated in the policy formulation for Distance Learning in Nkumba University and a proposal to establish a/the Institute of Distance Learning.

2012, played a significant role in initiating groundwork of the establishment of the Munnange Counselling Center at Nkumba University and the cooperation with the Belgium counterparts in

2015, introduced training in supervision (workshop) for Ugandan therapists delivered by the International Society of Counsellors and Clinical Supervisors

2012, formulated a policy framework for supervision/ internship/Block field placement for counselling students at Nkumba University

22 April, 2014. The Scientific Committee the XVI World Congress of Psychiatry Madrid 2014 ACCEPTED my abstract to be presented as an ORAL PRESENTATION in Madrid 14-18, September 2014 on the topic “Evaluation of psychosocial problems among African university students in Uganda: Development and validation of a screening instrument”

Date Level Topic
2014 Masters What lies beyond Sports Betting among students? Issues of Moral enhancement
2015 Undergraduate Extrinsic teachers’ motivation and pupils’ academic performance in St. Paul Bulega Primary School. Primary school, Wakiso District
2015 Masters Antisocial behavior and utilization of counseling services among students in Kyambogo university
2015 Undergraduate Television addictions and intervention among children in Ntinda suburb – Kampala
2015 Masters HIV/AIDS and the psychological effects among infected children in Mukono Municipality. A case study of Mildmay.
2016 PhD Peer influence & adolescent risky behavior in secondary schools in Manafa District- Uganda
2016 PhD Post traumatic stress disorders and the psychosocial interviews among the adolescents of Alwa sub-county Kaberamaido-Uganda
2016 Masters Prevalence of psychosocial problems and utilization of counselling services
2016 Undergraduate Role of New Vision in reducing children street in Uganda
2016 PhD Adolescent counselling and conduct disorders management among adolescents in Busiro south-Wakiso District
2016 PhD Conflict management and sand paper therapy: A case study of selected tertiary institutions with psychological counselling services in the District of Wakiso and Capital City authority of Uganda
2017 PhD Integrated community HIV-NCD model to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV; Randomized Controlled Trial, Wakiso District, Uganda
2017 PhD Data storage security in cloud computing
2018 BA The influence of thematic teaching programme in universal primary education (UPE) schools in Uganda. A case study of Mbale Primary school
2018 BA Reasons for high unemployment rates amongst the youth in urban areas.
2018 PhD The impact of conflict management on organizational performance
2019 PhD Youth Livelihood Programme and Youth Empowerment in Gomba District- Uganda
2019 PhD The Effect of Sign language in understanding television content for the hearing impaired people in Uganda: A case study of Uganda Red Cross society, Central region, Uganda
2019 PhD Management of library resources and the enhancement of their access and use at Nkumba University library, Uganda

Presentations:

Nsereko N. “The evolution of mental health Services in Uganda”: an oral presentation in the Annual Conference for Counsellors, organized by Nkumba University and Katho- IPSCO University College, Munnange-Belgium, 23-25 April 2011, at Nkumba University.

Nsereko, N. “Interventions in Counselling Practice”: an oral presentation in the Annual Conference for Counsellors organized by Nkumba University and Katho- IPSCO University College, Munnange-Belgium, 21-23 October 2012, at Nkumba University.

Nsereko, D. N. (2014, 21-23 July). Traumatic experiences and poor mental health among university students in Uganda. Oral presentation made at 7th PAN Africa PCAF Psychotrauma Conference, Mbarara, Uganda

Nsereko, D. N. (2015, 5th February). An overview of the demands and expectations of PhD research. Oral presentation made at the 1st PhD research seminar for students of September 2014 intake at Nkumba University, Entebbe, Uganda.

2015, 7th-9th May, External Oral examiner of Diploma and Bachelor counsellor trainees finalists at Kisubi Brothers University College, Human and Social Sciences Faculty and Counselling Department

9th July, 2015 (On invitation). Oral presentation of abstract. One day Research Dissemination Seminar at Nkumba University: Topic “Ugandan university middle managers perception of their roles, university funding and quality education”

Nsereko, D. N. (2016, 27th April). Psychosocial Dynamic Aspects of a leader. Oral presentation made at the students’ guild leaders’ induction course at Nkumba University, Entebbe, Uganda.

Nsereko, D. N. (2017, 23th February). Conducting a qualitative research project. An Oral presentation made at the 4th PhD research seminar for students of September 2016 Intake at Nkumba University, Entebbe, Uganda.

Nsereko, D. N. (2017, 16th March). Suicide ideation in a university student population: a test of a model. An oral presentation made at research seminar at Muteesa 1 Royal University, Mengo, Kakeeka, Uganda.

Nsereko, D. N. (2017, 20-21 April). University campus mental health: A paradigm shift on Uganda campuses. Oral presentation made at 3rd Biennial Joint Conference, UCPA/UBHA, University of Kisubi, Uganda

Nsereko, D. N. (2017, 28th April). Exploring mixed methods research. An Oral presentation made at the 6th PhD research seminar for students of September 2016 Intake at Nkumba University, Entebbe, Uganda.

Nsereko, D. N. (2019, 22nd February). Conducting a mixed methods research project. An Oral presentation made at the 6th PhD research seminar for students of September 2018 Intake at Nkumba University, Entebbe, Uganda.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES

2019 Member on the Editorial Board, Nkumba Research Journal

2019 Member on Nkumba University Research Ethics Committee

2018   Member on European & International Advisory Board for Editorial Board European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research and Practice (EJC-TRAP)

2018   Member of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED); appointed member on the AED Award and Scientific Committee. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#inbox/FMfcgxmZTltBGWWhTGjVGRdJpSRVbKDx

2017 Assistant Editor- Mental Health & Human Resilience International Journal (MHRIJ)

2015     Member of the International Society of Counsellors and Clinical Supervisors (MISOCCS) ()https://www.isoccs.com/membership

2015   Member of the Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association Inc (ANZMH)

2015     Country Representative: International Society of Counsellors and Clinical Supervisors

1990, member, Kampala Archdiocesan Priests Association (KAPA) 

MANUSCRIPTS REVIEWED 

Date Manuscript title Journal Number
 

Feb 21, 2014

 

 

ESP learners’ personal and academic literacy practices and their role in promoting critical thinking abilities

 

#630
Oct 16, 2014

 

Impact of Perceived Social Support and Gender on Creativity level of University Undergraduates 923 -3312-2-SM
April 22, 2015

 

A review of occupational stress and coping mechanisms among nurses: Implications for clinical services delivery in national referral hospitals in Uganda  
May 2, 2015

 

The Pattern of Psychopathology among Persons with Intellectual             Disabilities”. RPH-214-015
March 30, 2017

 

Suicidal Ideation and Associated Factors Among SchoolGoing Adolescents in Swaziland ID WKR0-2016-07-0540.R1
Nov 27, 2017

 

Assessing the Relationship between Current Mental Health, Health Conditions, and Activity Limitations in Veterans Aged 25 and Older in the General Population i MedPub-17-1689
Feb 15, 2018

 

Quality of life and attitude to disease in patients with bone tumors SH-2018-02-08
March 14, 2018

 

Multilevel analysis of psychosocial functioning of Adolescents in families affected by HIV/AIDS in Benue state, Nigeria  
Jan .28, 2020 Challenges in transforming assessments for 21st century skills development: Lecturers’ perspective

 

MS: ERJ-20-0003

 

 

Certificates obtained:

2008 Certificate of participation in capacity building workshop for university staff, proposal writing, Nkumba University

2012 Certificate of professionalizing of the teacher educators’ program, Nkumba university

2014   Certificate of Recognition: Participant in the 7th Pan Africa PCAF Psychotrauma Conference, Mbarara University

2014   Certificate of training in modern trends in post graduate research supervision and assessment, Nkumba University

2017 Certificate of participation, training workshop on supervision and mentoring at Nkumba University

2018 Certificate of recognition on receiving Low income country scholarship from the Academy for Eating Disorders, Chicago , Illinois, USA

2019 Certificate of attendance, one training workshop for PhD supervision, Nkumba University

2019 certificate of appreciation for literary innovation/ Patent of a psychology instrument, Nkumba University 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 1990 – 2005 chaplain and teacher in three senior secondary schools, one teacher training college.

1992 Registered graduate trained teacher with the Ministry of Education and Sports.

2001-2005 College guidance counsellor and Head of Department Guidance and Counselling Namilyango College

2001-2005 School counsellor Mpoma School (girls’ high school)

August, 2001, Care taker Administrator, Namilyango College during the students’ strike

Management training, research and consultancy services: Staff development workshop, 16th June, 2005 at Namilyango College, Uganda.

2006 present- supervisor, Education students and counsellor trainees on their school practice and field work placement respectively, Nkumba University.

Development education for the national ongoing formation program of priests in Uganda, Workshop held on 2nd-12 May 2006 at St Augustine Center Nsambya, Uganda.

Workshop on Capacity building for university staff, organized by Nkumba University and funded by I@ MAK, 20-23, May 2008

Professionalizing of the Teacher Educators’ Program. 25-27 July 2012, workshop organized by Nkumba University in partnership with USA Embassy, Ministry of Education and Sports Uganda, The Mofet Institute- Israel..

A five day international conference for university chaplains in The Great Lakes Region on the International Movement of Catholic students. Pope Paul Memorial Hotel, Kampala, 26-30 August, 2013.

2013, 2014, 2015 Masters’ defence Panelist, assisted on the Viva Voce panel for masters students in the School of Education, Humanities and Sciences, Nkumba University

2013 present Assistant Chaplain at Nkumba University Catholic Community

Workshop on Training in modern trends in post graduate research supervision and assessment. Nkumba University, 27th-28th, March 2014.

7th PAN Africa PCAF Psychotrauma Conference, Trauma and Community Mental Health, 21-23 July, 2014, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Lake View Resort Hotel Mbarara.

2015, 7th-9th May, External Oral examiner of Diploma and Bachelor counsellor trainees finalists at Kisubi Brothers University College, Human and Social Sciences Faculty and Counselling Department

9th July, 2015 (On invitation). Oral presentation of abstract. One day Research Dissemination Seminar at Nkumba University: Topic “Ugandan university middle managers perception of their roles, university funding and quality education”

3rd November, 2015, PhD vetting committee Nkumba University assigned me as panelist on PhD Viva Voce due November 2015. Topic: Occupational stress and clinical services delivery among nurses of Mulago National Referral Hospital-Uganda.

2015, 12th December, External Oral examiner of Diploma and Bachelor counsellor trainees finalists at University of Kisubi, Human and Social Sciences Faculty and Counselling Department

2015 present, appointed Supervisor PhD students’ projects

29th August 2016, appointed internal examiner of a PhD thesis entitled “Occupational stress and clinical service delivery among nurses of Mulago national referral Hospital-Uganda”

A five day Training Workshop on Supervision and mentoring (5th-7th June 2017 and Grant writing (12th-13th June 2017) at Nkumba University organized by School of Postgraduate Studies & Research- Nkumba University under The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

2018 Recipient of Low income country scholarship from the Academy for Eating Disorders, Chicago , Illinois, USA

Participant: International Conference On Eating Disorders, Thursday–Saturday, April 19–21, 2018, Chicago-US

2018, 30th July selected as member of the PhD Viva Voce panel for a PhD candidate: Thesis title: Management Development and the quality of Education in Uganda’s public primary schools with specific reference to Luweero and Nakasongola Districts.

2018, 9th July selected as member of the PhD Viva Voce panel for a PhD candidate: Thesis title: Uganda Christian devotional images at the crossroads: A case history of dedications for parish churches in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala, 1879-1997