I am a Research Associate in the Department of Public Health, Policy and Systems and a member of the Health Inequalities Policy Research (HIP-R) team. My current research focuses on childhood disadvantages and their implications for people's present and future health. I have also co-authored a series of interdisciplinary research publications assessing maternal and child health inequalities in sub-Saharan African countries. My expertise lies in the analysis of both longitudinal and survey data. I am interested in supervising students in these areas.
I currently serve as the principal investigator for a Health Foundation project that focuses on social disadvantage, family support, and young people's mental health in the UK. Prior to joining UoL, I was a Research Fellow at the Leibniz Institute of Prevention Research and Epidemiology (BIPS) - Bremen, Germany, where I led the EDISON (Ethnic and Gender Differences in Metabolic Syndrome in Germany) Project.
I hold a PhD in Public Health (Magna cum laude) from the University of Bremen, Germany, and an MSc (Demography) from Stockholm University, Sweden. I have a BA (Hons) in Sociology (Major), Geography (Minor) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.