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Dr. Yamikani Ndasauka

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Philosophy

Research Areas

Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Mental Health, Public Health,

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Yamikani Ndasauka, an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Malawi, works in the fields of philosophy, applied ethics, and mental health. His extensive publications in internationally renowned journals have enriched these disciplines and sparked new avenues of thought. His forthcoming book projects, "Technology, the African Mind and Culture: Philosophical Perspectives" and "Healing through Others: Reimagining Addiction through African Philosophy," are eagerly anticipated for their potential to revolutionise our understanding of these subjects. Dr Ndasauka earned a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Science and Technology of China, a Master of Research degree from the University of East Anglia, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Leeds, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Malawi. His multidisciplinary approach to research allows him to employ a wide range of research techniques and methodologies. Dr Ndasauka's leadership skills, honed through various leadership positions, instil confidence in his ability to lead and collaborate effectively. His adeptness in guiding teams through projects and providing technical and administrative guidance ensures successful outcomes. His talent for fostering collaboration and teamwork has been instrumental in driving innovation and advancing knowledge, making him a trusted and respected research leader.

Publications

  • Journal Article
    Ndasauka, Y., & Ndasauka, F. (2024). Cultural persistence and change in university students' social networking motives and problematic use. Heliyon, 10(2), e24830. (2024)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2024.e24830
  • Journal Article
    Ndasauka, Y., Twabi, H. S., Kainja, J., Gunde, A. M., & Makhumula-Mtimuni, C. (2024). Knowledge, attitudes and demographic drivers for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Malawi. Scientific Reports, 14(1), 1-12. (2024)
    https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-024-60042-5
  • Journal Article
    Ndasauka, Y., & Kainja, J. (2024). Stewards or Manipulators? Knowledge Brokers’ Complex Positionality in Combating the COVID-19 Infodemic in Malawi. African Journalism Studies, 1–17. (2024)
    https://doi.org/10.1080/23743670.2024.2341923
  • Journal Article
    Maliwichi, L., Kondowe, F., Mmanga, C., Mchenga, M., Kainja, J., Nyamali, S., & Ndasauka, Y. (2024). The mental health toll among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Malawi. Scientific Reports, 14(1), 1-11. (2024)
    https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-024-61216-x
  • Book
    Yamikani Ndasauka and Simon Makwinja. Doping and Anti-Doping in Africa: Theory and Practice (2024)
    https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003370796
  • Book Chapters
    Ndasauka, Y. and S. Mathias Makwinja (2024). Introduction to Doping and Sports in Africa. In Ndasauka Y. and Makwinja S. (eds). Doping and Anti-Doping in Africa: Theory and Practice. United Kingdom, Routledge. pp. 1-5. (2024)
    DOI: 10.4324/9781003370796-1
  • Book Chapters
    Mikwana, S. P., Magombo, A. Kasulu, M., Ndasauka, Y. (2024). African Indigenous Sports Remedies and Doping. In Ndasauka Y. and Makwinja S. (eds). Doping and Anti-Doping in Africa: Theory and Practice. United Kingdom, Routledge. pp. 63-76. (2024)
    DOI: 10.4324/9781003370796-7
  • Journal Article
    Mmanga C, Ndasauka Y. et al. 2023. The world is coming to an end! COVID-19, depression, and anxiety among adolescents in Malawi. Front Psychiatry. 13:1024793. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.1024793 (2023)
    10.3389/fpsyt.2022.1024793
  • Book
    Yamikani Ndasauka (ed). COVID-19 and Psychological Distress in Africa: Communitarian Perspectives (2023)
    https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/oa-edit/10.4324/9781003425861/covid-19-psychological-distress-africa-yamikani-ndasauka
  • Book Chapters
    Ndasauka, Y. (2023). COVID-19 and Mental Health in Africa. In Ndasauka Y. (ed): COVID-19 and Psychological Distress in Africa. Routledge (2023)
    DOI: 10.4324/9781003425861-1
  • Book Chapters
    Gondwe, F., Kainja, J., and Ndasauka, Y. (2023). The Complex Interplay of Technology and Mental Health During COVID-19. In Ndasauka Y. (ed): COVID-19 and Psychological Distress in Africa. Routledge (2023)
    DOI: 10.4324/9781003425861-20
  • Book Chapters
    Ndasauka Y. (2023). Refocusing African Mental Healthcare Readiness for Future Pandemics. In Ndasauka Y. (ed): COVID-19 and Psychological Distress in Africa. Routledge (2023)
    DOI: 10.4324/9781003425861-21
  • Book Chapters
    Ndasauka, Y. and S. Mathias Makwinja (2023). Introduction to Doping and Sports in Africa. In Ndasauka Y. and Makwinja S. (eds). Doping and Anti-Doping in Africa: Theory and Practice. United Kingdom, Routledge. pp. 1-5. (2023)
    DOI: 10.4324/9781003370796-1
  • Book Chapters
    Mikwana, S. P., Magombo, A. Kasulu, M., Ndasauka, Y. (2023). African Indigenous Sports Remedies and Doping. In Ndasauka Y. and Makwinja S. (eds). Doping and Anti-Doping in Africa: Theory and Practice. United Kingdom, Routledge. pp. 63-76. (2023)
    DOI: 10.4324/9781003370796-7
  • Book Chapters
    Kasulu, M., Mikwana, S. P., Magombo, A. Ndasauka, Y. (2023). African Sociocultural Context and WADA's Whereabouts Requirements. In Ndasauka Y. and Makwinja S. (eds). Doping and Anti-Doping in Africa: Theory and Practice. United Kingdom, Routledge. (2023)
    DOI: 10.4324/9781003370796-15
  • Book Chapters
    Ndasauka, Y., Kateka, M., Kondowe, F., Makwinja, S., Kafwamba, A. (2023). Responsibility Gaps in Anti-Doping Initiatives in Malawi. In Ndasauka Y. and Makwinja S. (eds). Doping and Anti-Doping in Africa: Theory and Practice. United Kingdom, Routledge. (2023)
    DOI: 10.4324/9781003370796-16
  • Journal Article
    Kainja J, Ndasauka Y, et al. 2022. Umunthu, Covid-19 and mental health in Malawi. Heliyon. 31;8(11): e11316. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2022. (2022)

  • Book Chapters
    Ndasauka Y. (2021). Dynamic View of Technology: Implications on Ethics of Social Networking Sites. In Kayange and Verharen (eds). Ethics in Malawi. United States of America: RVP (2021)

  • Book Chapters
    Kayange G. and Ndasauka Y. (2021). Free Market Moral Crisis and Virtue Reform. In Kayange and Verharen (eds). Ethics in Malawi. United States of America: RVP (2021)

  • Journal Article
    Ndasauka Y., T. Chisi, and G. Kayange. (2020). "Attitudes Do Not and Cannot Change Overnight! Investigating Attitudes Towards Business Ethics at the University of Malawi" JBEE 19 (2020)
    10.5840/jbee2020175
  • Journal Article
    Hou, J., Zhu, Y., Tong, J., Ndasauka, Y., & Fang, X. (2020). Preparation of Multi-Motive Grid Questionnaire for Social Networking Sites Use. PLOS ONE, 15(5), e0233205. (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233205
  • Journal Article
    Ndasauka Y., A. Pitafi and G. Kayange. (2019) Psychometric Properties of Young's Internet Addiction Test (IAT) in the Urdu Language. Asian journal of psychiatry 25;40:39-44 (2019)

  • Book
    Ndasauka Y. and G. Kayange (eds). (2019). Addiction in South and East Africa; Interdisciplinary approaches, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. (2019)

  • Journal Article
    Hou, J., Ndasauka, Y. … & Zhang X. (2018) Weibo or WeChat? Assessing Preference for social networking sites and Role of Personality Traits. Frontiers in Psychology (2018)

  • Book Chapters
    Ndasauka, Y., & Manthalu, C. (2018). Cultivating Anima Rights in Africa, in Rainer Ebert and Anteneh Roba (Eds.) African and Her Animals, UNISA Press: Pretoria (2018)

  • Journal Article
    Hou, J., Ndasauka, Y. …. Xu, F., & Zhang, X. (2017). Excessive use of WeChat, social interaction and locus of control among college students in China. PlosOne. (2017)

  • Book Chapters
    Ndasauka, Y., Zhengde Wei, & Xiaochu Zhang. (2017). Received View of Addiction, Relapse and Treatment. In Xiaochu Zhang, Jie Shi, RanTao, (Eds). Substance and Non-Substance Addiction. Springer Nature: Singapore (2017)

  • Journal Article
    Ndasauka, Y., & Kayange, G. M. (2016). Existence and Needs- A Case for Equal Moral Consideration of Non-Human Animals. Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics: Special Issues on Animal Ethics, Volume 7, Issue 3 (2016)

  • Journal Article
    Ndasauka, Y., Hou, J. … & Zhang, X. (2016). Excessive use of Twitter among college students in the UK: Validation of the Microblog Excessive Use Scale and relationship to social interaction and loneliness. Computers in Human Behavior, 55, 9634971. (2016)

  • Journal Article
    Hou J., …& Ndasauka Y.. (2016) How does adult attachment affect human recognition of love-related and sex-related stimuli: an ERP study. Frontiers in Psychology 7 (2016)

  • Journal Article
    Zhang Y., Ndasauka Y., & Xiaochu Zhang. (2016). Cue-induced Behavioral and Neural Changes among Excessive Internet Gamers and Possible application of Cue Exposure Therapy to Internet Game Disorder. Frontiers in Psychology (2016)