Board of Directors
Andrew Ezadueyan Zamani
Dr. Zamani is a professor of psychology and director of Quality Assurance at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Jos, Nigeria. He has varied work experiences- as school teacher, counselor at the Baptist High School Jos; behavioral science lecturer at the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery, Jos; and honorary consultant psychologist with the Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos. He taught at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Jos for a decade, after which he transferred services to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada to found the first mental health service program in Abuja-Nigeria’s Federal Capital. At the hospital he was head of Clinical Psychological Services and coordinated the Hospital’s HIV /AIDS Care and Support Services, Voluntary Counseling and Testing, Adherence Counseling and Community Home-Based Care Units. Dr. Zamani was a member of the hospital’s Medical Advisory and Medical Research Ethics Committees. He has served as consultant to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Nigerian Prisons Service, Institute of Human Virology, Management Services for Health, Family Health International, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Federal Ministry of Health on Reproductive Health at various times in the past decade. He has also served on ECOWAS Technical Working Group on Drug Trafficking, Crimes and Human Development within the same period. He is a MASHAV Fogarty Scholar on the psychosocial care of AIDS orphans behavioral science mentorship for social scientists delivering care in Nigerian health settings. Dr. Zamani serves on several editorial boards of national and international journals. He is the immediate past president of the Nigerian Psychological Association. His research interests are on culture and psychopathology, epidemiology of mental disorders, substance abuse, stress and psychometrics, systems of psychotherapy and health systems development.