Dr. (Mrs.) Abigail Kusi-Amponsah Diji

Senior Lecturer

Dept: Public Health Nursing
Second floor, adjacent Institute of Distance Learning
Casely Hayford Building, KNUST-Kumasi.

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Research Areas/Interests

Pain management, nursing education, maternal and child health, public health, quality improvement, psychometric evaluation, qualitative-quantitative-m...~more

My full CV


  • Academic Tutor for BSc. Nursing and Midwifery Students, 2011 to date
  • Examination Officer, Department of Nursing, KNUST – Kumasi, Ghana, 2012 to 2014
  • Internal examiner, MPhil. Nursing thesis, 2020-2021
  • Internal examiner, MSc. Clinical Nursing thesis, 2020-2021
  • Programme Coordinator, General Nursing, 2014
  • Chairperson, Tenth Anniversary Planning Committee of the Department of Nursing, KNUST – Kumasi, Ghana, 2013
  • Member, Committee to review “MSc. Health Supply Chain” Curriculum in KNUST, 2021
  • Member, Faculty of Allied Health Science Excellence Award Committee, 2021
  • Member, Committee to review admission application forms for applicants into the BSc. Programme (Sandwich, Center of Excellence and Regular), 2021
  • Member, Committee to consider admission documents for 2020/21 (Postgraduate Admissions), 2020
  • Member, Committee to consider fees charged for all off-campus nursing programmes, 2015
  • Member, Development of BSc. Nursing Curriculum for Vice-Chancellor Centres of Excellence, 2015-16
  • Team Member, Development of the Paediatric Nursing Curriculum, KNUST–Kumasi, Ghana, 2011
  • Member, Core group of trainers for training of Academic Staff on the use of Moodle for Online Teaching and Learning in KNUST, 2020
  • External Invigilator, Diploma Upgrade Mid-Semester Examinations 2021 at Sekondi Nursing and Midwifery Training College
  • Leader, Sunyani Registered General Nursing (RGN) Invigilation Team for the Ministry of Health Terminal Diploma (Upgrading) Examination, August 2019
  • Examiner Diploma Upgrade End of Year Examination 2021
  • Examiner, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana, 2016 to date
  • Dissertation Supervisor, Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives, 2020-2021
  • Mentor, Mastercard Foundation Scholars for the 2021/22 academic year
  • Coordinator, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana, 2012 to 2017
  • Associate Editor, WiSTEM INSPIRER Magazine, 2020-2021
  • Organizer, Breast Cancer Education and Screening Program, 2020
  • Organizer, Mentorship Program for the 2021 Mastercard Foundation Scholars
  • Resource Person, Breast Cancer Education and Screening Program, KNUST Basic School, Kumasi
  • Resource Person, 2nd Annual Conference on Pain Management, 2012
  • Member, Proposal Review Panel for Volta River Authority College of Nursing, 2015-2016
  • Member, Proposal Review Panel for Mountcrest University College, 2013
  • Member, Proposal Review Panel for Anglican University College of Technology, 2013
  • Member, Ministry of Health Training Schools Affiliation Planning Committee, 2013
  • Moderator, BSc. Nursing and Diploma in Nursing programmes at Garden City University College, Kenyasi-Kumasi, 2020 to date
  • Moderator, College of (Community Health) Nursing, Winneba, 2020 to date
  • Moderator, College of Health Sciences, Bibiani, 2020 to date
  • Moderator, Narh-Bita School of Nursing, Greater Accra, 2014-2016
  • Moderator, Midwifery and Nurses Training Schools/ Colleges in the Greater Accra, Volta and Upper West Regions, 2013-2015
  • Reviewer, African Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2020
  • Reviewer, Heliyon journal, 2021
  • Reviewer: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 2020
  • Reviewer: Journal of Pain Research 2021
  • Reviewer: Journal of Pain Research 2020
  • Reviewer, Nurse Education Today, 2020
  • Reviewer: Paediatric and Neonatal Pain, 2020
  • Reviewer: PLoS One, 2021
  • Reviewer: SAGE Open Medicine, 2021
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Connected Health UTU, Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku, Finland
  • Fellow of the International FAIMER ((Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research) Institute (IFI), 2021
  • Coordinator/Lead person on the KNUST faculty, Auburn University (AU) Outreach Global Virtual Connect Program in Nursing, 2021
  • Coordinator, Problem-based learning project between University of Nottingham, UK and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, 2012-2013
  • Coordinator, Elective Placement for three nursing students of the University of Nottingham (UK) in Juaben, Ghana, 2012
  • Resource Person, Virtual Education Abroad! Nursing Program, 2021
  • Student Ambassador, South-West Finland, 2017-2020
  • Recognition Award in the honorary of WHO Year of the Nurse and the Midwife 2020 for promotion of nursing science

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