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WEBINAR: Kennedy Sigodo: Using social capital in interventions to promote mental health of young people: A Delphi study

February 4, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm GMT


PhD Presentation

Kennedy Ouma Sigodo

PhD candidate
Glasgow Caledonian University

In this presentation, I will talk about the findings from a Delphi study that explored the perspectives of 24 experts from around the world in a two-round iterative online survey conducted between August and December 2020. The presentation will discuss the areas of agreement and disagreement with regards to utilising social capital in interventions for promoting young people’s mental health. It will highlight the nature of social capital interventions, the pathways linking social capital to young people’s mental health, the indicators for assessing process and outcomes and the underlying contextual factors that affect intervention success. The study was part of a project whose overall aim was to develop a generic social capital theory of change to underlie the designing of interventions for promoting young people’s mental health.

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About the presenter:

Kennedy is a doctoral candidate at Glasgow Caledonian University under the supervision of Prof Antony Morgan. Kennedy’s research interests span asset based community health, and child and adolescent mental health. He focuses on exploring the utility of social capital in health promotion programmes. In his current work, he is developing a social capital theory of change to promote mental health of young people. The output will be a testable framework that can be utilised and adapted to inform mental health interventions in multiple settings.


About Our Webinar Series

This event is part of our regular webinar sessions for social capital researchers including PhD/master students. These sessions include invited presentations from prominent scholars as well as presentations by PhD students and experts in professional practice.

For social capital researchers, these sessions are an opportunity to hear about the latest social capital research and insights from scholars working on the concept. They can be a great way to connect with people, to get advice, discuss ideas or issues, get suggestions for literature to read, or you can just listen.

Are you researching social capital and want to present your research? Click here for more information and to submit a proposal.

Generally, presentations can be 20 to 30 mins. The content of your presentation will depend on your research stage.


February 4, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm GMT




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