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Research Interests

Francis is a geographer with significant expertise in the higher education sector, in teaching, research, and development. Trained in community development, environment, and resource management, his research is interdisciplinary and spans across areas such as wellbeing, migration, climate change (adaptation and loss and damage), natural resource management, and indigenous knowledge systems. His focus has been to contribute data and knowledge so that policymakers may take measures to solve social problems and ensure the quality of life of people, especially in developing countries. He is currently researching the wellbeing of migrants in the informal economic sector in his home country, Ghana, using an innovative multidimensional wellbeing framework. 


Research Expertise

Based on his extensive experience, Francis' research has been driven by empirical evidence, fieldwork, and primary data collection in sub-Saharan Africa. His expertise lies in qualitative research methods; however, he also has a solid background in quantitative methods. He has effectively utilised data management tools such as SPSS, NVIVO, and Microsoft Suite in his research. He is always eager to expand his knowledge in this area. Additionally, I have substantial experience teaching and coordinating topics at the university level.

  • Qualitative Social Research
  • Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis
  • Mixed Method Designs
  • Multidimensional wellbeing
  • Presentation
  • Teaching


Career Highlights

Francis has accumulated almost a decade of experience in academic research and teaching at various universities. His work has been published in peer-reviewed articles and book chapters of reputable journals. Additionally, he is Scholar of the Australian Government Research Training Programme and am a member of the American Association of Geographers as well as the African Loss and Damage Network (ALADAN) at Lund University in Sweden.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University for Development Studies-Tamale

Sept 2015Jul 2017

Award Date: 11 Nov 2017

External positions

Lecturer-Part time, College of Distance Education, University of Cape Coast- Drobo Study Centre

Nov 2021Feb 2022

Lecturer-Part time, College of Distance and e-Learning, University of Education Winneba-Ghana

Aug 2019Feb 2022


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