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Professor Ama de-Graft Aikins

For the duration of her Global Professorship Ama de-Graft Aikins is hosted by University College London.

Ama de-Graft AikinsThis appointment will contribute to global initiatives addressing Africa’s disproportionate burden of chronic diseases through a ‘whole-of-society’ approach. Blending research and public engagement, the project will entail a longitudinal social psychological study on chronic illness experiences and systems of care among London’s West African communities, and establish a multilingual-multimedia website and annual international multi-stakeholder workshops on this theme. The project will inform Professor Ama de-Graft Aikins’ graduate teaching, supervision and research collaborations and broader networking activities with partners in the UK, US,  the Netherlands and West Africa. Research results will be disseminated through academic, policy and popular press publications.

Project part of

Global Professorships 2018

This programme aims to demonstrate and further enhance the UK’s commitment to international research partnerships and collaboration as well as strengthen the UK’s research capacity and capability in the humanities and the social sciences.


We foster international collaboration in the humanities and social sciences, and promote the sharing of international perspectives on global challenges.