Blessing Marandure (née Banga)

Blessing Marandure (née Banga)

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Title of PhD: Cannabis, resilience and psychopathology in adolescence

Supervisor: Dr Hermine Graham

I am interested in cannabis use in adolescence. In particular, its relation to psychopathology and how resilient outcomes can be achieved.


BSc Psychology


I acquired a 2.1 BSc in Psychology at the University of Birmingham. Immediately afterwards, I embarked on my PhD here at Birmingham with Dr Hermine Graham.


Research interests

Cannabis; Psychosis; Mood and anxiety disorders; Resilience

Other activities

During my time at the university, I have been involved in teaching, working as a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate students. I also work part time as an Assistant Mental Health Recovery Worker for Rethink. This involves facilitating people affected by long term mental illness (especially Psychosis) to regain their independence within a person-centred recovery based approach.