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Miss Philomene Uwamaliya

Miss Philomene Uwamaliya

Telephone: 0151 231 4543


Philomene is a registered mental health nurse who began teaching in 2011 at Liverpool John Moores University in the school of Nursing and Allied Health. She also has experience of working in public health with specific programmes aimed at increasing life expectancy. She also, have worked on the different programmes aimed to redesign care pathways with a greater focus on prevention, early intervention and reduction of health inequalities. For example, people with complex health problems, and asylum seekers and refugees. Her teaching and research interests include pre-registration mental health nursing, post-registration and post-graduate programmes specifically, public health, health inequalities, cultural competency in health care. Others include early intervention in psychosis, post-traumatic growth, resilience and well-being, the mental health of refugees and asylum seekers, recovery, equality and diversity, anti-oppressive practice, stigma, and discrimination.

In October 2016, Philomene won a prestigious Mary Seacole Leadership Award to develop the Online Resource Hub for professionals caring for asylum seekers and refugees.

As a refugee herself, Philomene recognises the challenges professionals face whilst caring for asylum seekers and refugees. She is highly committed to ensuring that support services and commissioners provide the appropriate care to asylum seekers.


2018, Public Health, Liverpool, United Kingdom, Suicide Prevention Trainer
2017, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, PGCertLTHE
2015, Mental Health First Aid England, United Kingdom, Mental Health First Aid Instructor
2014, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MSc Public Health International Development
2011, University of Salford, United Kingdom, Post Graduate Certificate - BME Mental Health & Community Development
2006, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Diploma -Mental Health Nursing

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Education, Health and Community, Liverpool John Moores University, 2011 - present
Honorary Lecturer, School of Nursing (Mental Health), Liverpool John Moores University, 2007 - 2011


Highlighted publications

Uwamaliya P. 2018. (2018) Online Resource Hub: Resources for Professionals who support Asylum-seekers and Refugees >Link

Internet publication

Uwamaliya P. 2018. (2018) Online Resource Hub: Resources for Professionals who support Asylum-seekers and Refugees >Link

Uwamaliya P. (2018) Report: Online resource hub Advancing the Rights and Well-being of Asylum Seekers and Refugees, Mary Seacole Leadership Award >Link

Conference publication

Burnett A, Uwamaliya P. 2018. Caring for refugees, survivors of torture and other vulnerable migrants, whilst also looking after yourself EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 28 :9-9 >Link

Journal article

Uwamaliya P, Smith GM. 2017. Rehabilitation for survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda: What are the lessons learned? Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 38 :361-367 >DOI


Uwamaliya P. 2015. Parenting, Immigration Status, and Mental Health Reupert A, Maybery D, Nicholson J, Gopfert M, Seeman MV. Parental Psychiatric Disorder: Distressed Parents and their Families Cambridge University Press 9781107070684

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

(April, 2017) RCN International Nursing Research Conference, Exhibition & Fringe Event, “Mary Seacole’s legacy: scholars with courage and ambition”, Oxford, UK, Oral presentation 04/04/2017

A boost up the ladder of knowledge through internships, Teaching and Learning Conference, Liverpool John Moore University, Oral presentation 15/06/2016

Learning and engagement analytics, Teaching and Learning Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 15/06/2016

EUR – Human Expert consensus meeting: To reach consensus on the content of Primary Health Care (PHC) needed to assess and address the health needs of refugees and newly arrived migrants., Expert meeting, Athens, Greece, Oral presentation 08/06/2016

Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict,  UN General Assembly, UN General Assembly - New York -US, Oral presentation 24/09/2013

Torture Prevention Strategy, First anniversary of the launch of the Foreign Office's Torture Prevention Strategy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, Oral presentation 05/12/2012

What more can Europe do to Advance Humana Rights, European Leadership Conference,  European Parliament - Brussels – Belgium, Oral presentation 05/12/2012

Holocaust, genocide and crimes against humanity,  Roscoe Lecture, St George's Hall, Liverpool, Oral presentation 14/01/2008


(2006) Student Citizenship Awards, Foundation for Citizenship Liverpool John Moores University

(2008) The Ann Frank Awards – Highly Commended Nominee for true commitment to making a difference to others., The Ann Frank Foundation

(2014) Staff Citizenship Awards, Foundation for Citizenship Liverpool John Moores University

(2014) Vice-Chancellor Rising Star Award, Liverpool John Moores University

External collaboration:, (2009) REDRESS, Meeting the needs of Torture Survivors in the UK, (2008) Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP), Community Mental Health Research on Inequalities and Cultural Needs in Mental Health Service Provision for Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Liverpool., (2009) MIND, Improving mental health support for refugee communities.

Membership of professional bodies:

(2006) Registered Mental Health Nurse, NMC

Other Professional Activity:

(2015) Curriculum Enhancement Internships, Internally Funded: Developing resources to help the faculty integrate cultural competency into Nursing and Allied Health curriculum

(2016) A joint - Curriculum Enhancement Internships Projec, Internally Funded - Accrington & Rossendale & BSc Nursing Developed an Electronic PDP resources.

(2017) A joint project – School of Pharmacy and BSc Nursing - NICE Evidence search - Student Champions The Student Champion Scheme aims to improve the routine use of evidence-based information in future dentists, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. Joining this peer teaching programme will build students ‘core and specialist skills to share with their fellow students.

Research Grants Awarded:

(2016 - 2017) Mary Seacole Leadership Award funded by the Health Education England, To develop a web hub resource to Advance the Rights and Well-Being of Asylum Seekers and Refugees, Grant value (£): 12,500, Duration of research project: 12 Months