Thando Katangwe-Chigamba


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Thando joined UEA in 2016 and works within the Norwich Medical School as a Senior Research Associate and a Research Advisor for the NIHR Research Design Service.

In her work as a Senior Research Associate, Dr Katangwe-Chigamba, is the Process Evaluation lead for the Norwich Clinical Trials Unit (NCTU), supporting the implementation of process evaluations on a range of feasibility and definitive randomised controlled trials. Her work involves using both qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate a range of health service and social care research projects. As an NIHR Research Adviser, Thando reviews funding proposals for the various NIHR funding streams.

Dr Katangwe-Chigamba is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a Community Pharmacist. Before joining the UEA she worked full time as a Community Pharmacist in Norfolk. In 2015 Thando completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmacy Practice at UEA before undertaking an NIHR funded MSc in Clinical Research. In 2016, she commenced her PhD, also at UEA, which focused on using behaviour change frameworks, in particular the COM-B, to develop diabetes prevention services within the community pharmacy setting. Whilst doing her PhD, she worked part time in the School of Pharmacy as an Associate Tutor in pharmacy practice.


Key Research Interests

Current Research 

The Reflective Fostering Programme - improving the wellbeing of children in care through a group intervention for foster carers: a randomised controlled trial. NIHR PHR.  

The clinical and cost-effectiveness of exercise intervention for depression in adolescents (READY): a phased multi-site randomised controlled trial. NIHR HTA.

Research Group or Lab Membership

Norwich Clinical Trials Unit

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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