Dr Bryan Mukandi

ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow

School of Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 334 61449


My background is in Medicine, Public Health, and Philosophy. These come together in my trans-disciplinary research agenda which revolves around gaining greater conceptual clarity into the well-being of people belonging to marginalised groups. This calls for an understanding of causal pathways; the role of institutions and informal social configurations in ameliorating or worsening people’s circumstances; and what is owed to those served least well by society.

Research Interests

  • Health Humanities
    Community Health; the Culture of Medicine; the Phenomenology of the treatment process; Medical Ethics; and Medical Epistemology.
  • Philosophy
    African Aesthetics, Ethics and Social Philosophy; Existentialism and Phenomenology; the Critical Philosophy of Race and Gender; Literature and Philosophy; and the Philosophy of Medicine.
  • Cultural Studies
    African Studies; Black Studies; Critical Indigenous Studies and Critical Theory.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Arts with First Class Honours, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Master of Arts, Queen's University Belfast
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degre, University of Zimbawe


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Mukandi, Bryan (2019). The North African Syndrome: traversing the distance to the cultural 'Other'. The Bloomsbury companion to philosophy of psychiatry. (pp. 413-428) edited by Serife Tekin and Robyn Bluhm. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

  • Mukandi, Bryan (2016). V akom svete je toto spravodlivé?. Hlasy väčšinového sveta: 9 + 1 rozhovorov z 5 kontinentov. (pp. 41-54) edited by Zuzana Labašová and Zuzana Gallayová. Zvolen, Slovakia: Fakulta Banictva, Ekologie, Riadenia a Geotechnologii, Technicka Univerzita v Kosiciach.

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Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor