Philomene is Project Lead for the Resource Hub for Professionals who support Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrant Populations & Humanitarian Champions Programme for Asylum Seekers, Migrant Populations. Mental Health First Aid Instructor & Suicide Prevention Trainer.
Philomène has been a registered mental health nurse since 2006 and holds an MSc in Public Health (International Development) and currently pursuing a Ph.D. via published work. She has five years of experience working in primary care and public health with specific programmes to increase life expectancy and promote health and well-being for Asylum seekers, Refugees, and Migrant populations. Since 2011 Philomène has been working as a Senior Lecturer at the Liverpool John Moores University in the school of Nursing and Allied Health.
She is a recipient of various awards, including the prestigious Mary Seacole Leadership Award (2016), which enabled her to develop the Online Resource Hub for professionals caring for asylum seekers and refugees. Her other awards include the Black History Month Award for Outstanding Contribution from the Regional Director of the Royal College of Nursing (2018) and the Vice-Chancellor Rising Star Award and Staff Citizenship Award from Liverpool John Moores University (2014).
Philomène is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and a Member of the Society for Social Medicine, the European Public Health Association, The Expert Consortium on Refugee and Migrant Health. She proactively uses these memberships to network, collaborate, enhance her knowledge and skills, and lobby policy change.
Membership of a professional body
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) https://www.nmc.org.uk/: March 2006 – Present
- Migration research Global Network https://migrationresearch.com/my-profile March 2021 - Present
- HEE Global Health Partnerships https://global.hee.nhs.uk/ March 2021 - Present
- Society for Social Medicine https://socsocmed.org.uk/: July 2018 - Present
- Member of the Expert Consortium on Refugee and Migrant Health, Doctors of the World https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/who-we-are/: March 2018 - Present
- European Public Health Association https://eupha.org/: July 2018 - Present
- Royal Society for Public Health https://www.rsph.org.uk/: August 2018 - Present
- The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health https://www.acamh.org/category/members/: Nov 2019 - Present
- The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants https://www.jcwi.org.uk/: January 2020 - Present
Survivors Speak Out at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Prevention and Eradication of Torture, European Parliament
Meeting the needs of torture survivors in the UK
Homeless and Inclusion Health
Former refugee wins top nursing award
Can Europe do more to advance human rights?
A new online resource hub to help health care professionals signpost refugees and asylum seekers to support services has been created by a senior lecturer in mental health at LJMU
Champions, take the lead on improving care for refugees and asylum seekers
2021, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford Executive Leadership Programme
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
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
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 Author Url
Rawlinson R, Humphreys A, Aslam W, Burnside G, Chiumento A, Eriksson-Lee M, Dowrick C, Naila K, Daniel L, Rachel M, Atif R, Annette M, Lois O, Ewan R, Anna R-H, Eira W, Rhiannon TE, Uwamaliya P, G.White R. 2020. Lay-therapist-delivered, low-intensity, psychosocial intervention for refugees and asylum seekers (PROSPER): protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial BMC, DOI Author Url Publisher Url
Uwamaliya P. 2018. Rights for refugees Community Practitioner, 91 :48-53 Public Url
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 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Uwamaliya P, Amoako I, Greenop D, Smith G. 2019. Impact Assessment Study (IAS) of the Primary Care (PC24) Asylum Service
Dowrick C, Rosala-Hallas A, Rawlinson R, Khan N, Winrow E, Chiumento A, Burnside G, Aslam R, Billows L, Eriksson-Lee M, Lawrence D, McCluskey R, Mackinnon A, Moitt T, Orton L, Roberts E, Rahman A, Smith G, Edwards RT, Uwamaliya P, White R. Feasibility study and pilot trial of an evidence-based low intensity psychosocial intervention delivered by lay therapists for asylum seekers and refugees (PROSPER) Publisher Url Public Url
O'Donnell K, Abubakar I, Aldridge R, Friedland S J, Hargreaves S, McKeen M, Orcutt M, Uwamaliya P, Nellums B L. 2019. Transparency is needed on NHS charges for migrants and data sharing agreements Author Url Publisher Url
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 DOI
Research Grants Awarded:
Liverpool John Moores University., Research Excellence Framework (REF) Upskilling, Grant value (£): 4000, Duration of research project: 1 year. 2019
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Feasibility study for a trial of an evidence-based low-intensity psychosocial intervention delivered by lay therapists for asylum seekers and refugees (PROSPER), Philomene Uwamaliya, Grant value (£): 10,896, Duration of research project: 24 months. 2018
(July -Sept 2018) Urgent Care 24 (UC24), Uwamaliya. P Research Lead: Impact Assessment Study of the Liverpool Asylum Seeker Initial Accommodation Centre, Dr. Isaac Oduro Amoako; Dr. Daz Greenop; Moni Akinsanya, Grant value (£): 9,324, Duration of research project: Three months. 2018
(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. 2016
(2019) Widening Participation in nursing education: Reach out and Inspire., Student Nursing Conference, Westminster, London, Oral presentation. 2019
Humanitarian Champions Programme Launch, 2nd Conference - Impact of integration on the health of Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrant Populations, Hosted by the School of Nursing and Allied Health, Liverpool John Moores University https://rcni.com/nursing-standard/newsroom/news/champions-take-lead-improving-care-refugees-and-asylum-seekers-144661, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Liverpool, Oral presentation. 2019
Supporting the Education of Asylum Seekers and Refugees Children, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Liverpool John Moores University., Rainhill School, Liverpool, Oral presentation. 2018
The Roles of Health Visitor, School Nurse and Community Practitioners in UK, Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association (CPHVA) Annual Conference, Bournemouth International Centre, Oral presentation. 2018
Caring for refugees, survivors of torture and other vulnerable migrants, whilst also looking after yourself, 1st World Congress on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health, http://www.merhcongress.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/MERH-FINAL-FULL- PROGRAMME-FOR-WEB.pdf, international Conference Centre, Edinburgh, Oral presentation. 2018
Reflections on our Journey, Practice and Learning. Working Through Challenges in Different Contexts., Annual Conference 2018, Division of Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society, Leeds, Oral presentation. 2018
(April, 2017) RCN International Nursing Research Conference, Exhibition & Fringe Event, “Mary Seacole’s legacy: scholars with courage and ambition”, Oxford, UK, Oral presentation. 2017
A boost up the ladder of knowledge through internships, Teaching and Learning Conference, Liverpool John Moore University, Oral presentation. 2016
Learning and engagement analytics, Teaching and Learning Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation. 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. 2016
Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, UN General Assembly, UN General Assembly - New York -US, Oral presentation. 2013
Torture Prevention Strategy, First anniversary of the launch of the Foreign Office's Torture Prevention Strategy, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, Oral presentation. 2012
What more can Europe do to Advance Humana Rights, European Leadership Conference, European Parliament - Brussels – Belgium, Oral presentation. 2012
Holocaust, genocide and crimes against humanity, Roscoe Lecture, St George's Hall, Liverpool, Oral presentation. 2008
(2018) Outstanding Contribution Award, Celebrating the contribution of the black and minority ethnic community to health and social care Development of the Online Resource Hub: Resources for Professionals who support Asylum Seekers and Refugees -, Northwest Region, Royal College of Nursing. 2018
(2014) Vice-Chancellor Rising Star Award, Liverpool John Moores University. 2014
(2014) Staff Citizenship Awards, Foundation for Citizenship Liverpool John Moores University. 2014
(2008) The Ann Frank Awards – Highly Commended Nominee for true commitment to making a difference to others., The Ann Frank Foundation. 2008
(2006) Student Citizenship Awards, Foundation for Citizenship Liverpool John Moores University. 2006
A member of the Royal Society for Public Health, Royal Society for Public Health, https://www.rsph.org.uk/. 2018
A member of the European Public Health Association, European Public Health Association, https://eupha.org/. 2018
A member of the Society for Social Medicine, Society for Social Medicine, https://socsocmed.org.uk/. 2018
http://redress.org/downloads/publications/FINAL%20Conference%20Report%203%20Nov%2009%20-%20new%20final.pdf, (2009) REDRESS, Meeting the needs of Torture Survivors in the UK. 2009
http://www.mind.org.uk/media/192447/Refugee_Report_1.pdf, (2009) MIND, Improving mental health support for refugee communities.. 2009
http://www.asylumlink.org.uk/docs/CSIP%20Final%20Report.pdf, (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.. 2008
Membership of professional bodies:
(2006) Registered Mental Health Nurse, NMC. 2006
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..
http://www.homelessnessandhealth.co.uk/events/2019/philomene-uwamaliya/, Homeless and Inclusion Health.
https://rcni.com/newsroom/news/former-refugee-wins-top-nursing-award-69431, Former refugee wins top nursing award.
https://rcni.com/nursing-standard/newsroom/news/champions-take-lead-improving-care-refugees-and-asylum-seekers-144661, ‘Champions’ take the lead on improving care for refugees and asylum seekers.
https://redress.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/June-Meeting-the-needs-of-torture-survivors-in-the-UK.pdf, Meeting the needs of torture survivors in the UK.
https://uk.upf.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=548:prevention-and-eradication-of-torture-brussels-elc&catid=73:elc&Itemid=195, 'Prevention and Eradication of Torture' European Parliament.
https://www.freedomfromtorture.org/news/can-europe-do-more-to-advance-human-rights, Can Europe do more to advance human rights?.
https://www.freedomfromtorture.org/news/survivors-speak-out-foreign-and-commonwealth-office, Survivors Speak Out at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
https://www.kqliverpool.co.uk/news/mental-health-lecturer-launches-website-help-medical-professionals-support-asylum-seekers-refugees/, A new online resource hub to help health care professionals signpost refugees and asylum seekers to support services has been created by a senior lecturer in mental health at LJMU.