Dr. Nadia Naa Dedei Tagoe

Grants and Research Manager

Research Areas/Interests

Global health policy and practice, capacity development and research systems...~more


Dr Nadia Tagoe is a Research Manager, Researcher, and Adjunct Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana.

As a Research Manager, Nadia is a distinguished professional with over 12 years’ experience in research and grant management. She is currently the Grants and Research Manager at the Office of Grants and Research (OGR) at KNUST. Nadia played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Office of Grants and Research (OGR) and spearheaded the development of the University’s research management structures, policies, and services. She is also instrumental in KNUST’s efforts to strengthen the capacity of its researchers and institutional systems and provides specialist support to KNUST researchers in grant acquisition and management. Nadia has trained and mentored all the research managers appointed by KNUST.

As a Researcher, Nadia focuses on strengthening health research systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Her research interest is in global health policy and practice, with a current focus on capacity development and health research systems and practice. Nadia draws on management, organisational, and social science theories to interrogate global health policies and practices towards optimizing global health outcomes. Her research is based on over 10 years’ experience in developing institutional research systems and managing health research capacity strengthening (HRCS) programmes. She has recently been leading research work on consortium management and health research capacity strengthening.

Nadia is a member of the Learning Research Programme team which is led by the Centre for Capacity  Research at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and which has been examining key components of Africa-led health research capacity strengthening including consortium management, knowledge translation and gender issues in research careers. Nadia is also a member of the Decolonisation and Global Health Research Exchange Network, a multidisciplinary network of academics, practitioners, and activists with a shared interest in unpacking and analysing decolonisation debates in global health research, jointly hosted by Oxford University, UK and KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya. Nadia is a passionate advocate for equity and accountability in global health and ensures that these principles are underscored in her work.

Nadia is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Global Health, School of Public Health, KNUST, where she teaches and mentors postgraduate students. She holds a PhD in Development Policy and Practice (Global Health) from Open University in collaboration with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, an MSc in Management and Implementation of Development Projects from University of Manchester, UK, and a BSc in Building Technology from KNUST, Ghana. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

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