Dr Siya Mngaza

Dr Siya Mngaza

School of Education
Academic and Professional Tutor

Contact details

Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Siya Mngaza is an Academic and Professional Tutor on the Educational and Child Psychology Doctorate at the University of Birmingham. She also works within schools and community settings as a practitioner psychologist. Siya's research interests include racial identity development, school belonging and post-traumatic growth. Siya is interested in broadening research methods within educational and child psychology. She is interested historical racism within psychology and how this lingers heavily in knowledge and practice. Siya’s most recent publication explores the way that black feminist ideas and theories can challenge oppression and enhance educational outcomes for minoritized children and young people.


  • Doctorate in Applied Educational Psychology, University of Nottingham, 2020
  • BSc in Psychology, University of Manchester, 2012

Other activities

Siya has delivered workshops for charity organisations including:

Siya has also delivered workshops for Local Authority Educational Psychology Services, including:

  • How do young black people experience ‘belonging’ in predominantly white schools?


Mngaza , S. ( 2020 ), ‘Racism, Identity and Belonging: How Do Th ese Factors Interact for Young Black People in Predominantly White Settings’? DAppEdPsy thesis, University of Nottingham.

Mngaza , S. ( 2021 ). Black Feminist Epistemology: An Opportunity for Educational Psychology Praxis . Educational & Child Psychology , 38 (4), 63–75

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