Lingani Mbakile Mahlanza, DPsyc
It is imperative to develop services which are accessible and which meet the needs of individuals with dementia in all corners of the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
She is committed to increasing awareness about brain health and supporting the development of neuropsychology in her region.