Lawrence Guodaar

Lawrence Guodaar

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts


I am an environmental geographer with a profound interest in human-environment interactions, particularly climate change and variability. I am particularly interested in using a mixed-method approach within an integral theoretical framework to understand adaptation dynamics of socio-ecological systems in the context of climate change. I am currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography, Environment and Population (GEP) in the University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. My research is focused on examining how Indigenous Knowledge and technologies are utilised in different ethnocultural contexts to resolve climate change risks to mitigate food insecurity among rural households and communities in northern Ghana.

Climate Change, Indigenous Knowledge and Food Security in Northern Ghana

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Abass, K., Gyasi, R., & Guodaar, L. (2019). ‘New Wine in Old Wine Skin’: Public Perceptions of NHIS Per-Capita Payment System and Implications for Health-Seeking Behavior in Ghana. Journal of Social Service Research.
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    2019 Guodaar, L., Asante, F., Eshun, G., Abass, K., Afriyie, K., Appiah, D., . . . Kpenekuu, F. (2019). How do climate change adaptation strategies result in unintended maladaptive outcomes? Perspectives of tomato farmers. International Journal of Vegetable Science.
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    2018 Guodaar, L. (2018). Using a factor analysis to understand climate adaptation barriers impeding smallholder tomato farmers in the Offinso North District, Ghana. Cogent Food and Agriculture.
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    2017 Guodaar, L., Beni, A., & Benebere, P. (2017). Using a mixed-method approach to explore the spatiality of adaptation practices of tomato farmers to climate variability in the Offinso North District, Ghana. Cogent Social Sciences, 3(1).
    DOI Scopus1

Adelaide Scholarship International (ASI)

University of Adelaide College

Masters Program (Environmental Science)

  • GEOG 7001- Research Design and Methods

  • GEOG 7015- Introduction to Urbanization

  • GEOG 7016- Engaging Communities: Techniques and Analysis


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