Assoc Prof. Edward Bantu

Associate Professor

Edward Bantu is currently a Professor of Counselling Psychology at Kabale  University. He also served as the Dean-College of Humanities and Social Sciences from 2018-2019 at Kampala International University.

Prof. Bantu obtained his PhD in Counselling Psychology in 2007 from Egerton University (Kenya), a Master in Masters of education  Guidance and Counselling in 2001. He also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, which he obtained in 1999 from Egerton University (Kenya). Prof. Bantu is seconded by the office of president to provide ideological orientation at NALI and lectures of opportunity to UPDF /UPF on Pre-&- Post mission Guidance and counselling. He is a member of The World Council for Psychotherapy of the Eastern Africa Association of Applied Psychologists, The Ethics and Professional Committee of the National Guidance and Counselling, The Kenyan Guidance and Counselling Association, and The Association of English Speaking, Reading, Written Professional Counsellors (Uganda, Kenya).

Prof. Bantu who has over 20 years teaching experience and currently serves as the Vice President for the world council for Psychotherapy – a voice of the United Nations on mental health representing Africa, as well as an external examiner for Makerere University, in the School Of Psychology. He has been involved in research and supervision of over 30 postgraduate students within and outside Ugandan Universities and has also written a number of academic and scholarly articles in the areas of Psychology, curriculum, education and social-economical content, and has over 15 publications including books and articles to his credit. In the last 15 years, he has participated and presented papers in numerous international and local conferences.

Prof. Bantu has been instrumental in establishing the Kampala International University centre of excellence for Psychotraumatology in collaboration with the European Society for traumatic stress studies and hamburg-eppendarf. He initiated a project on knowledge for tomorrow cooperation research project in sub-Saharan Africa. Prof. Bantu designed the PhD curriculum in Counselling Psychology for Kampala international University and it was accredited by the National Council for Higher Education and Learning.



  • Doctor of Philosophy in psychology -(Counselling psychology) Egerton university 2007.
  • Masters of education – guidance and Counselling  -Egerton university, 2001
  • Bachelor of theology – Bugema university -1996


Research Interests

His research interests are broad and include the following areas:

  • Organisational behaviour: e.g., attitudes, occupational health, OD
  • Human life-span development
  • Psychological testing
  • Health behaviour
  • Psycho-social intervention
  • Cross-cultural research
  • Psychology and Sociology of disability research
  • mental health for diverse population -youth  elderly ,persons with disability , health care givers, updf and upf. unemployment for the unemployed graduates.


C Sitinjak, R Ismail, Z Tahir, R Fajar, WF Simanullang, E Bantu, K Samuel, .. . (2022) . . Sustainability
Martin Mabunda Baluku, Edward Bantu, Betty Namale & Kathleen Otto . (2021) . Maintaining High Eudaimonic Wellbeing Despite Ambiguity Intolerance Among Three Employment Status Groups: Examining the Buffering Effects of Positive Psychological Attributes . International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology, [online] Volume . Available at:
Martin Mabunda Baluku, Richard Balikoowa, Edward Bantu, Kathleen Otto . (2021) . Applying self-determination theory to explaining differences in career commitment between self-employed and salaried employees: The role of basic psychological needs . journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, [online] Volume 12(5), pp. 593-619. Available at:
Prof. Edward Bantu . (2020) . Mental assessment for Kampala police officers completed . The Independent , [online]. Available at:
Edward Bantu . (2019) . Statistics made simple: statistics is all pervading , p. 84. Available at:
Edward Bantu . (2019) . Psychotherapy in Africa : A 21st Century, Multidisciplinary Fabric, Anchoring Careers & Society beyond Borders , p. 264. Available at:
Martin Mabunda Baluku, Julius Fred Kikooma, Edward Bantu, Peter Onderi & Kathleen Otto . (2019) . Impact of personal cultural orientations and cultural intelligence on subjective success in self-employment in multi-ethnic societies . Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, [online] Volume . Available at:
Edward Bantu, Aggrey Sindabi and John A gak . (2012) . Stress Levels Of Academic Staff In Universities: . Available at:


Martin Baluku,Prof. Dr. Kathleen Otto, Prof. Dr. Katrin Allmendinger,Steffen Schummer, Bantu Edward, Peter Onderi, February, 2017 → February, 2019


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