Dr. Ebenezer Owusu-Addo is a Development Planner and Rural Health Specialist currently employed as a Research Fellow in the Bureau of Integrated Rural Development, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. Ebenezer holds a PhD in Evaluation (Public Health-Health Promotion) from Monash University, Australia, a MSc in Public Health-Health Promotion from Leeds Beckett University, UK, a Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine from Deakin University, Australia, and a BSc. (Hons) in Planning from KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana. Ebenezer has 14 years’ experience in the rural sector. He has broad-based expertise in rural health, rural development, socio-economic impact and monitoring studies, healthy public policies, realist evaluation and synthesis, systematic reviews, qualitative research, and mixed methods research. His research interests include agricultural health and safety, farmer health, the social determinants of health, cash transfer programmes, health equity, rural health systems, and the interface between public health and town planning. Ebenezer teaches courses in rural health, health promotion and disease prevention, program planning and evaluation, health systems and policy, systematic reviews, social determinants of health, research methods and sustainable development. Ebenezer has been involved with others in providing consultancy services in policy development and the planning and implementation of numerous development projects. In terms of research leadership, Ebenezer is a member of the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) Research and Technical Working Group on Cash Transfer Programmes and Social Protection in Ghana. Ebenezer is an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education and a Co-Guest Editor for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health’s special issue on Farmers Health, Wellbeing and Safety. He continues to serve as a peer reviewer for 28 reputable international journals.
Ebenezer is an Alumnus of the Australian Government Research Training Programme, tenable at Monash University, Australia, and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, tenable at Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, United Kingdom. Ebenezer has considerable experience in the agriculture and health sectors, with emphasis on work carried out in the area of policy development, socio-economic baseline studies, and impact evaluations. This experience has seen him consulting for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), USAID, UNICEF, the World Bank, European Union, Plan Ghana, Newmont Ghana Gold Limited, and Government of Ghana sector ministries, departments and agencies.