Teaching and Research Staff

Dr Ndungi Wa Mungai

Senior Lecturer in Social Work
Wagga Wagga
Building 26 Room 219

Ndungi is a senior lecturer in Social work and has been at CSU since February 2010. He completed his PhD in 2011 at Deakin University, Victoria, titled: The Health and Well-being of Young Sudanese Men in Melbourne. Ndungi has also completed a BSc (agr.) (University of Nairobi); M Agr. Studies (University of Melbourne); Bachelor of Social Work (University of Melbourne), Master of Social Work (RMIT University, Melbourne) and Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (Charles Sturt University). Before joining CSU Ndungi worked in a variety of social work setting including research, telephone relationship counselling for men, counsellor/advocate in torture and trauma, caseworker for asylum seekers, housing support worker, foster care field worker and social worker at Centrelink (locum position).


  • Social work theory and practice
  • Human rights
  • Social work research methods
  • Fields of social work practice


Ndungi supervises all levels of postgraduate students including Honours, Masters, DSW and PhD.

Current Higher Degree by Research (HDR) projects:

  • The Uganda HIV Response: Results and lessons for current and future programs (PhD)
  • Stepmothers' Life Stories and Self Identity (DSW)

Completed HDR Programs

  • Symbolic ethnicity: A Scottish festival case study (MA)
  • Experience of community spirit in flood recovery: Exploring the opportunities for community development (PhD)

External Examiner

Ndungi is an external examiner (Masters and PhD) for the following universities:

  • Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Fort Hare University, South Africa
  • Griffith University
  • RMIT University

Current Research Projects

  • Responding to food security/insecurity Wagga District New South Wales ( CSU Community University Partnership grant)
  • Emerging ageing and age-related issues amongst migrant population in regional Australia( CSU Community University Partnership grant)
  • Mungai, N.W & Colin S. (2017). Innovative pasture cropping: an ecological approach to faming.). In I.J. Gordon, H.H. Prins & G.R. Squire (eds), Food production and nature conservation. Oxford: Routledge. Pp. 223-237.
  • Rezaul I. & Mungai, N.W. (2016). Forced Eviction in Bangladesh: a human rights issue, International Social Work, 59(4), 494-507.
  • Ochala, Y., & Mungai, N.W. (2016) The challenges facing single female parents of African background in regional Australia, Australia social work, 69(3)311-322.
  • Mungai, N.W., Guse,I., & Moi, J (2016). Elder Abuse in the African Community in Regional Australia. International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice, 4. (1), 7-15
  • For a complete publication list visit: https://researchoutput.csu.edu.au/en/persons/ndungi-mungai

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