Dr D Kent

+27 35 902 6385

Dr D. Kent obtained a Doctoral degree in Educational Psychology in 2015 from the University of Zululand. He currently serves as a lecturer in Educational Psychology and Special Education in the Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education Education. His research interests are on educational psychology, school psychology, inclusive education, learning in higher education and child neuropsychology. He has published a few articles and is keen to work on book chapters. He also supervises masters and PhD research projects in these areas.

  • Lecturer University of Zululand (Unizulu) 2010 – current
  • Lecturer Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) 2001 – 2009.
  • Principal Educational Psychologist Zimbabwe 1998 – 2000
  • Psychologist Ministry of Education, Zimbabwe 1995 – 1997
  • High School Teacher, Zimbabwe 1990 – 1991


Doctor of Education. University of Zululand, S.A.

Master of Science in Educational Psychology. University of Zimbabwe.

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology. University of Zimbabwe.

Certificate in systemic counselling, Zimbabwe Institute of Systemic Therapy, Zimbabwe.

Further Education Teacher Certificate. Chinhoyi Teachers’ College,

Advanced Professional Diploma in Clinical Child Neuropsychology, Niilo Maki Institute. University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.

Strenghtening Doctoral Supervision Course. Rhodes University.

Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education. UKZN, S.A.

Research interests: 

Educational psychology; School psychology; Inclusive education; Learning in higher education; Child neuropsychology

Professional membership:


Research Databases / Publications:

Steve Edwards, Dumisani Nzima, Sumeshni Govender, Mandla Hlongwane, Dennis Kent, Caroll Hermann, Vusi Mathe & David Edwards (2013). Phenomenological and Neurophysiologic Investigation into Contemplating uMoya (Spirit) and its Psychological Applications.

Hlongwane, M.M, Govender, S., Makhubu S.S., Makhonza LO, Kent, D., Ochiogu S.N. Gumede, G. V., Nzima, D.R., & Edwards, S.D (2017) African centered investigation into ways in which ubuntu can promote social coherence. University of Zululand, South Africa.

Mberi, E., Kent, D. & Matanda, M. (2003). Psychology of teaching and learning. Harare. Zimbabwe Open University. 

Chiremba, W., Mpofu, W. & Kent, D. (2003). Community Psychology. Harare. Zimbabwe Open University.

Masvaure, M., Kent, D. and Mudhovozi, P. (2005). Selected topics in Cognitive Psychology. Harare. Zimbabwe Open University.


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