Professor Choja Oduaran, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, holds a number of educational qualifications and has extensive professional preparation as a practising clinical psychologist, researcher and teacher. She holds the degrees of Master of Education in Guidance and Counselling from the University of Benin, Nigeria, Master of Social Sciences in Psychology from the North-West University, and Doctor of Philosophy, with specialisation in Counseling and Human Services, from the University of Botswana. She was a lecturer at the latter before she took up her current appointment in 2010.
The main focus of her research has been street children and child and family affairs and research outputs have appeared in accredited publications. Her secondary research focus has been on leadership needed to deal with issues related to social dislocations caused by HIV and AIDS, and the environmental crisis in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. She is particularly interested in post-traumatic stress, and intergenerational relationships.