J. Anitha Menon

Professor of Health Psychology
University of Zambia

Prof. J. Anitha Menon is a  Professor of Health  Psychology in the Department of Psychology, University of Zambia and the Chairperson for University of Zambia’s Committee on HIV and AIDS. She is also the Founding President of the Psychology Association of Zambia. Prof. Menon holds PhD in Psychiatry/Health Psychology from the University of Nottingham, UK. Her major research interests pertain to issues of HIV and psychological well-being of young people, gender based violence, and sexual harassment and communication skills of health practitioners. Prof Menon spearheaded the formulation of University of Zambia’s HIV and AIDS policy and as the Chairperson of University of Zambia’s HIV and AIDS response, is responsible for coordinating all HIV-related services, programs and research at the University through the HIV and AIDS Response program. She is actively involved in teaching and also supervises undergraduate, Masters and PhD student research. She has also been involved in various national and international research projects, several of which she has led. She is the member of the editorial team for the Journal of African Social Research; Journal of Psychology in Africa and Zambian Papers. She also serves as a reviewer for various national and international scientific journals, and has more than 100 publications on various peer-reviewed national and international journals. She is also a member of the Senate of the University of Zambia. She was the recipient of several awards including Labour Day Award from University of Zambia for Innovation and Excellence in May 2014, and  the UK Alumni award for Professional Achievement in May 2018.

Member Type
Corresponding Fellow