Joshua Chiroma Gandi


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Full Name Joshua Chiroma Gandi
Qualifications RN, RPN, HND, BSc, MSc, PhD, DRE
Main Training Institutions University of Jos (BSc and MSc) and then University of Ibadan (PhD)
 Area(s) of Academic Specialization Psychometrics and Clinical Psychology
Current Position Senior Lecturer


Dr JC Gandi had 17 years of cognate clinical work experience including as a Nurse and thereafter as a Clinical Psychologist at Specialist Hospital Bauchi. He has significant academic work experience in research and teaching, shaped by community service, at the University of Jos. Among the completed PhD theses co-supervised by Gandi was the one that assessed “Emotional Intelligence and Parenting Styles in Jos”. He is also takes on PhD thesis supervisions at the Plateau State University, Bokkos, where he serves as visiting lecturer. Gandi has been an internal assessor for more than 10 PhD theses as from 2019 to date, while his supervision experience includes several master’s dissertations and bachelor’s research projects. He also integrates psychology and theology towards developing a more wholistic psychological approach that emphasizes human dignity. Hence his being retained on file as external resource person at ECWA Theological Seminary Jos where he was adjunct faculty on their Psychology and Biblical Counseling programme. Gandi is currently consolidating on previous experience(s) and steadily acquiring new skills at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.

Dr JC Gandi held different academic leadership positions and roles at different periods in his academic sojourns at the University of Jos. He is currently the Coordinator for CIWES and Clinical Internship at the Nigerian Defence Academy’s Department of Psychology. In addition to discharging statutory academic core mandates, Gandi is a manuscript reviewer for reputable journals such as Journal of Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, PLASU Journal of Psychological Research, Asian Journal of Nursing Research, Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes, Asian Journal of Medicine and Health, International Journal of Psychology, and Journal of Classification. He also reviews conference papers for International Society of Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) Conferences, International Meeting of Psychometric Society, Innovations in Testing Conferences by Association of Test Publishers (ATP), International Society for Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Europe Conferences, International Congress of Psychology (ICP) Conferences, and the International Test Commission (ITC) Conferences. Gandi is currently an approved Psi Chi evaluator, starting with evaluating the Society Research Awards’ submissions for 2024 American Psychological Association Convention.


Dr JC Gandi’s research interests and expertise include patient-centered and person-reported outcomes research; quality of life research; psychometric model and scale development; psychological tests and testing; and then mental health and psychotherapy research. He is a Committee Member of the International Test Commission (ITC) and a Fellow of the Global Health Network (TGHN) Professional Development Scheme. His professional and scholarly membership include Association of Psychiatric Nurses of Nigeria (APNON); Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA); Nigerian Association of Clinical Psychologists (NACP); Psychometric Society (PS); International Society of Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL); American Psychological Association (APA); International Society for Data Science and Analytics (ISDSA); and Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA).


  1. Gandi, J. C. & Wai, P. S., (2010). Impact of partnership in coping in mental health recovery: An experimental study at Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Kaduna. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 19 (5), 322-330
  2. Gandi, J. C., Beben, W. W., & Gyarazama, Y. (2011). Nurses’ roles and the mediating effects of stress on job performance in low and developing economies. Psychology, 2 (4), 323-330.
  3. Gandi, J. C., Wai P. S., Karick, H., & Dagona Z. K. (2011). The role of stress and level of burnout in job performance among nurses. Mental Health in Family Medicine, 8 (3), 181-194.
  4. Gandi, J. (2012). Empowermental partnership in coping system (EPiCS) index: measuring treatment impacts and quality of life in chronic illness. African Journal of Applied Psychology, 6 (11&12), 25-44.
  5. Robert, T., Maigari, B., Martins, S. D., Gandi, J. C., Adeogun, T. R., & Danlami, S. (2015). Subjective wellbeing and felt stigma when living with HIV in Maiduguri Metropolis. International Journal of Current Research, 7 (4), 15072-15077.
  6. Gandi, J. C. (2015). Research Methods in Psychology. In J. O. Orshi and K. A. Korb (eds), Introduction to Basic and Applied Psychology (3rd ed), (pp 213 – 219). Nigeria, Abuja: Prime Glamour.
  7. Wai, P. S., Dakas, R. J., & Gandi, J. C. (2016). Impact of statistical reasoning, cultural determinism, and economic factor in questionable research practices (QRP). PLASU Journal of Psychological Research, 1(1), 1-12.
  8. Abel, J., Chiwendu, R.M., Solomon, M.N., Gandi, J. C., Saleh, D. A., & Lucas, I. G. (2018). Gender, age at service, and religion on combat stress. PLASU Journal of Psychological Research, 2(1), 123-132.
  9. Klien, R. A., Vianello, M., Hasselman, F., Adams, B. G., Adams, R. B., Jr., Alper, S., Aveyard, M., Axt, J. R., Babalola, M. T., Banihk, S., Batra, R., Berkics, M., Bernstein, M. J., Berry, D. R., Bialobrzeska, O., Binan, E. D., Bocian, K., Brandt, M. J., Busching, R., …Gandi, J.C. et al. (2018). Many Labs 2: Investigating variation in replicability across samples and settings. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1(4), 443-490.
  10. Gandi, J. C. (2019). Rumor Scale Development. In Wiberg M., Culpepper S., Jansen R., Gonzalez J., Molenaar D. (eds) Quantitative Psychology, 265 (pp 429-447). IMPS 2018. Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics. Switzerland, Cham: Springer.
  11. Olapegba, P. O., Iorfa, S. K., Kolawole, S. O., Oguntayo, R., Gandi, J. C., Ottu, I. F. A., Dangiwa, A. L., & Ayandele, O. (2020). Survey data of COVID-19-related knowledge, risk perceptions and precautionary behavior among Nigerians. Data in Brief30, 1-6, 105685. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2020.105685
  12. Gandi, J. C. (2020). Psychoperiscope. In: Wiberg M., Molenaar D., Gonzalez J.,Bockenholt U., Kim J. (eds) Quantitative Psychology, 322 (pp 299 – 318). IMPS 2019. Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics. Switzerland, Cham: Springer. 
  13. Iorfa, S. K., Ottu, I. F. A., Oguntayo, R., Ayandele, O., Kolawole, S. O., Gandi, C., Dangiwa, A. L., & Olapegba, P. O. (2020). COVID-19 knowledge, risk perceptions, and precautionary behavior among Nigerians: a moderated mediation approach. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1-10.  
  14. Gandi, J. C., & Dachalson, E. M. M. (2020). Perceived quality of life among health personnel: the vitamin model analogy. ScienceOpen Journal, 1-12.
  15. Gandi, J. C., & Kehinde, O. O. (2022). Effect of Marijuana Consumption on Behaviour and Body Weights. Nigerian Journal of Psychology, 22 (1), 105-111.
  16. Gandi, J. C., & Gana, J. G., Kosen, J. L., Ugbo, J. A., Supji, M. P., Azi, P. S., & Musa, B. (2023). Meta-Analysis on Knowledge Assessment Methods. Contemporary Journal of Applied Psychology, 8(1), 22-35.