Dr. Fungisai Muchenje is an Educational Psychologist at ACPN. She completed her Doctoral program in educational and child psychology at The University of Manchester, UK, in 2020. Prior to her doctoral study, she completed a Master’s degree in development disorders and clinical practice at the University of York, UK in 2017, with distinction. Her undergraduate studies were in psychology from the University of York, UK, in 2012. She holds a postgraduate certificate, with Distinction, in education from Canterbury Christ Church University, UK in 2016. She maintains in registration with the HCPC, UK and is a licensed educational psychologist with DOH, Abu Dhabi. She is dually licensed as a teacher, holding a QTS with the Department of Education, UK.
Starting her post-graduate career as a psychologist in 2018, Dr. Muchenje delivered training, consultation, assessments, and intervention in several schools and specialized care settings concurrently in Manchester, UK. She worked closely with children experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties, learning difficulties, autism, and complex health needs. Post qualification, she provided assessment services to authorities in the UK, alongside consultation and training to home care providers for young people with learning disabilities and mental health difficulties. With over four years of experience in the field, Dr. Muchenje joined ACPN as psychologist in 2023.
Dr. Muchenje works with a wide age-range, from early years programs up to twenty-five years of age using consultation and therapeutically informed interventions alongside diagnostic interviews, psychometrics, and a range of cognitive assessments to understand the child’s strengths and needs. She holds a special interest in attachment in the early years, as well as group supervision. Having a unique viewpoint from a clinical and educational stance, she combines a clinically driven approach coupled with a close understanding of how interventions work best for learners in practice. She is a keen academician, completing her doctoral and master’s studies with distinction. She also held several academic posts in teaching and research and aims to foster independence and self-reliance in her students and clients.