Kwaku Dankwah

Dr Kwaku Dankwah

Adjunct Fellow

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Dr Kwaku O. Dankwah, an Adjunct Fellow at the University completed his PhD program in early 2022 in the discipline of Political Science (International Relations). While doing his PhD, Kwaku tutored and evaluated the Comparative Politics and Public Policy courses at the undergraduate level. Prior to joining the University, Kwaku had educational and professional experiences across Africa, Europe and North America. He schooled at Ohio University, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), MINES ParisTech, ENSTA ParisTech and the University of Ghana (UG). Professionally, he has consulted for the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement, the Ministry of Finance and Presidency, all of the Republic of Ghana. He has also held research and teaching positions at NTNU's Department of Social Work and Ohio University's Department of Political Science. Beyond these, he has worked for Amnesty International (Norway) and UNHCR Australia. Kwaku was also an American African Universities Collaborative' official observer and participant in the 2013 African Presidential Roundtable held in South Africa. Overall, Dr Dankwah brings to the classroom and his research work, a wealth of intercontinental exposure having visited and experienced tertiary education across almost all continents. Scholarships and grants to his credit cut across Europe, the USA, Ghana, South Africa and Australia. He also trades on the Sydney, New York and Accra exchanges prioritising well established companies together with promising startups.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Fellow The University of Adelaide
    2021 - ongoing Examiner (Public Policy) University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2020 Research Associate (Communications) West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI)
    2019 - 2020 Research Associate University of Ghana
    2019 - 2020 Tutor (Comparative Politics) University of Adelaide
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Akan Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2018 - 2022 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2015 - 2017 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Norway MSc
    2009 - 2014 University of Ghana Ghana BA
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2017 - 2017 MA (Political Science) University of Ohio United States
    2017 - 2017 Diploma (Project Finance: Non-Recourse Finance) Mines ParisTech France
    2016 - 2016 Diploma (Activities and Economy of Trade Ports) Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees (ENSTA ParisTech) France
  • Research Interests

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