"The BiPP Network are a thoughtful and psychologically minded group of individuals who work hard to bring a wide range of timely, interesting and accessible learning events and reflective spaces to the African and Caribbean therapist community."
— Dr Roberta Babb (Registered Clinical Psychologist and Registered Forensic Psychodynamic Psychotherapist)
Chinwe recently completed her MSc in Psychological Science at Queen’s University Belfast, during which she worked as an advocate for Refugees and asylum seekers. One of Chinwe’s notable achievements was her role in the development of the ‘Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Forced Marriage’ Conference in Belfast. Chinwe's work with refugees inspired her graduate research thesis examining the impact of post-migration experiences on the mental health of refugees and asylum seekers in Northern Ireland. She is hoping to pursue a career in Clinical Psychology working closely with these groups in the future and encouraging culturally diverse and alternative mental health interventions. Chinwe is currently employed as an NHS Mental Health Recovery Worker for adults with complex mental health needs and in her spare time enjoys reading sci-fi novels, travelling and translating Japanese comic books.
Chinwe will be joining the BiPP Network as a Research Assistant (Social Media) Intern. She is excited to work with like-minded individuals in improving visibility of BME professionals within the psychology and health fields. She was introduced to BiPP through the ‘In conversation with Black Professors in Mental Health’ webinars and was greatly impressed by the organisation’s work in exposing young and aspiring psychologists and psychiatrists to accomplished Black mental health experts. During her time at BiPP Chinwe hopes to spread awareness of the roles available for people in the mental health field.