Prof. (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson


Dept: Pharmacognosy
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Private Mail Bag, University Post Office, Kumasi, Ghana

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Research Areas/Interests

Maximum utilization of indigenous natural resources to contribute positively to the healthcare needs of our people. I research into bioactive natural ...~more

Associations/Affiliations (Contribution & Current Position)




    20019 to date

    Fellow, Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH)

    2015 to date

    Fellow, Ghana College of Pharmacists

    2012 to date

    Fellow, Commonwealth Academic Fellowship.

    2006 to date

    Member, Lady Pharmacists Association of Ghana (LAPAG).

    2005-to date

    Member, American Society of Pharmacognosy.

    2005-to date

    Member, International Society of Ethnopharmacology.

    2004 to date

    Member, Society of Medicinal Plant Research (G A).

    2004 to date

    Member, Phytochemical Society of Europe (PSE).

    2000-to date

    Member, University Teachers’ Association of Ghana (UTAG).


    Member, Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH).




    September 2018

    78th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Glasgow.

    August 2018

    50 years of Improving Maternal Health and Family Life in Ghana: the PPAG story

    July 2018

    Biannual conference of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP), Gambia.

    October 2017

    Orientation and workshop for Council Members, Pharmacy Council of Ghana.

    March 2016

    Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop on leadership, management and governance, Nairobi, Kenya.

    November 2015

    Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC) “Connect and Navigate” exchange meetings, London.

    April 2015

     Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC) leadership training workshop on “Ready to Deliver”, London.

    December 2014

    Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC) leadership training workshop on “equipped to Lead”, Tanzania.

    October 2014

    Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC) leadership training  workshop “on Committed to Lead”, Nairobi, Kenya.

    January 2013

    Scientific writing organized by the Building Stronger Universities in Developing countries (BSU), KNUST.

    February 2013

    Leadership and Financial Management for Provosts, Deans and Heads of Department, KNUST.

    February 2012

    Postgraduate supervision organized by the Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC), Kumasi.

    May 2012

    STEM-Africa bi-annual research conference on ‘Advancing Africa STEM Research, Education and collaboration, International Centre for Innovative Learning, KNUST.

    June 2012

    Resource Mobilization Workshop Organized by Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana.

    February 2011


    Winnable proposal writing organized by the Quality Assurance and Planning Unit of the Vice Chancellor’s office and Human Resource Division, KNUST.

    June 2011


    Biosafety and blood borne pathogens-Norvatis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA, USA.

    June 2011

    The use of electronic note book for Chemists: Tips and Tricks- Norvatis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA, USA.

    August 2011

    Grant Writing organized by Seeding Labs, Boston, USA.

    August 2011

    Business Skills Workshop organized by Seeding Labs, Boston, USA.

    August 2011

    Laboratory Management by Seeding Labs, Boston, USA.

    August 2011

    Posters and Presentations by Seeding Labs, Boston, USA.

    August 2011

    E-Learning by Seeding Labs, Boston, USA.

    August 2011

    Teaching undergraduates and mentoring by Seeding Labs, Boston, USA.

    October 2011

    Utilization of patent information for research institutions and users of the patent system’-Accra.

    April 2011

    Mentorship workshop for female senior members, KNUST, Kumasi.

    March 2011

    Module Writing workshop, KNUST, Kumasi.

    March 2010

    Investing in technology for the right results, Novotel Accra.

    Janaury 2010

    Intellectual property (IP) & brand protection outreach and capacity building, KNUST, Kumasi, 2010.

    December 2009

    NASAC-TWOWS Women for Science Workshop, Nairobi, Kenya.

    November 2009

    Scholarly publishing for academic and research staff of KNUST.

    August 2009

    10th Commonwealth Pharmacists Association/74th Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana Conference, Accra.

    June 2009

    Commonwealth Africa Symposium on the International Migration of Health Workers, Gaborone, Botswana.

    March 2009

    Small and Medium Forest Enterprises (SMFEs) in Ghana organised by Tropenbos International-Ghana, Accra.

    November 2008

    Vision of traditional herbal medicine in the 21st Century and beyond: Looking through the lens of an orthodox practitioner: Sankofa.

    October 2008

    Evaluation, standardization and research methods for herbal products from Ghana, especially those used in the treatment of wounds, buruli ulcer and TB, Kumasi, Ghana.

    September 2008

    Strategic Leadership and Management course for the enhancement of education of health professionals, Sunyani, Ghana,

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