Fields of activities:
|» Philosophy |
|» Health sciences |
Brief description of your activity focus
Early childhood development; mental health promotion and prevention; risk and resilience including substance use among adolescents
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Prof Bhana is a registered Clinical Psychologist with expertise in areas of risk and resilience among youth
including substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and family-based interventions. Public mental health promotion through evidence-based interventions focusing on integrating mental health into primary health care. Social and emotional learning (SEL) as a primary intervention with school-going children in low resource settings. His publication record spans the authoring and co-authoring of over 50 published papers and book chapters, 45 research reports and over a 100 conference papers, including co-authoring two books. Recent publications focus on family protective factors in reducing risk for children and youth at risk, including for youth who are HIV positive and the role of gender in risk-taking behaviour, public mental health interventions and policy in developing country contexts, and alcohol and drug abuse trends.