Amone-P’Olak, K

Prof Kennedy Amone-P’Olak is head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Botswana. He is a psychotraumatologist with numerous publications: journal articles and book chapters in the field. He has conducted research on stressful life events, traumatic war experiences, and mental health among youth. He is the PI of the War-Affected Youth Study (WAYS) in Northern Uganda, a longitudinal study on the trajectory of post-war mental health in formerly abducted children (child soldiers) in Northern Uganda. Currently, Prof Amone-P’Olak is a Visiting Scholar at the Danish National Centre for Psychotraumatology at the University of Southern Denmark, where, together with Prof Ask Elklit, he is designing an intervention study to mitigate the adverse effects of war on the mental health of survivors in Northern Uganda.