Cohort 
2018

Lingani Mbakile Mahlanza, DPsyc

Clinical Neuropsychologist

It is imperative to develop services which are accessible and which meet the needs of individuals with dementia in all corners of the world.

Current Work

Lingani has an appointment at the University of Botswana as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the psychology department and as coordinator of the psychology clinic. She has a special interest in neurodegenerative conditions, traumatic brain injury, and training in neuropsychology. 

Vision

To achieve our mission of reducing the scale and impact of dementia, Lingani believes it is imperative to develop services which are accessible and which meet the needs of individuals with dementia in all corners of the world.

Strategy

In addition to her teaching role at the University of Botswana and working clinically, she has been conducting research in the areas of dementia, traumatic brain injury and neuropsychological assessment in under resourced settings. 

Impact

As an Atlantic Fellow, Lingani believes she is well positioned to establish an international network of colleagues and learn best practices. She is bridging the service gap in her country by developing culturally sensitive educational resources for people with dementia as well as collecting normative data to aid in the assessment and diagnosis of dementia.

Motivation

She is committed to increasing awareness about brain health and supporting the development of neuropsychology in her region.

Education & Experience

Monash University
Clinical Neuropsychology
Doctorate
Bond University
Clinical Psychology
Master's Degree

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