Dr Admire Chereni

Dr. Adi Chereni (Ph.D) is a Principal Lecturer in Social Work, Communities, and Youth at the School of Social Sciences and Professions.

Dr. Adi Chereni teaches in the area of Social Work at all levels, supervises research dissertations, and is an academic tutor and practice learning tutor. His role involves a significant amount of university leadership and administration.

He holds a Ph.D. in Social Work (2013), a Master of Science in Social Ecology (2007), and a Bachelor of Social Work Honours (2004). He is a conscientious interdisciplinary academic who worked in Higher Education in Southern Africa before he moved to the UK and has more than 5 years of experience teaching and mentoring social work students. He has significant experience working in academic development and support roles.
Dr Chereni is a seasoned Social Work Practitioner with more than 2 years of experience as a Social Worker in the Court Proceedings and Adoption Service in one of the London Boroughs.
Currently, Dr Chereni is a Principal Lecturer in Social Work, Communities, and Youth. In addition to academic teaching and mentoring roles, Dr Chereni works closely with the Head of Subject and is involved in academic leadership in Social Work, Communities, and Youth.


Adi Chereni taught Social Work and Community development courses before joining the London Metropolitan University. He currently teaches on the Step Up to Social Work postgraduate diploma.

Adi Chereni's recent publications include:
1. Kelly, B., van Breda, A., Pinkerton, J., Frimpng-Manso, K., Chereni, A., & Bukuluki, P. (2023). Youth in Transition: Exploring a life course perspective on leaving Care in Africa. Youth & Society, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X231193708
2. Chereni, A., Nyathi, N., and Mbizo, J. (2022). Male Partner Involvement in Health Interventions: A Systematic Review of Best Practices in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Practice Teaching & Learning 18(3), 87 — 100.
3. McGinn, T., Best P., Wilson, J., Chereni, A. et al. (2020). Family group decision‐making for children at risk of abuse or neglect: A systematic review. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 16 (e1088), 1 — 64. https://doi.org/10.1002/cl2.1088
4. Chereni, A*., and Ringson, J. (2020). Ritual, myth, and transnational giving within the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa. HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 76(3), a5860. https://doi. org/10.4102/hts.v76i3.5860*.
5. Mugumbate R.J., Chereni, A. (2020). Now, the theory of Ubuntu has its space in social work. African Journal of Social Work, 10(1), v-xvii (Editorial for Special issue on Ubuntu Social Work).
Dr Adi Chereni (Ph.D.)
Principal Lecturer
Social Work | Leadership in Communities | Youth
London Metropolitan University | School of Social Sciences & Professions
166-220 Holloway Road, N7 8DB | a.chereni@londonmet.ac.uk