• University Of Huddersfield
    Queensgate
    Huddersfield
    HD13DH

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Biography

Precious joined the University of Huddersfield in January 2021 as a Lecturer in Adult Nursing (full-time). In March 2022, he was promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing. In April 2023, he was also appointed as the International Lead for the Department of Nursing (across all fields and cohorts for both undergraduate and postgraduate levels).

Furthermore, he is a PhD Researcher (part-time). He is a Fellow of the Advance HE (FHEA) [formerly called Higher Education Academy, UK] and holds a Diploma in Education from the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Ghana. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH), UK and holds a Master of Public Health - MPH (Distinction) from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK which was fully funded through the prestigious Commonwealth Shared Scholarship. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (First Class Honours) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana. 

In his current multifaceted role, he acts in different capacities as an Admissions Tutor (BSc Adult Nursing), Link Lecturer, Personal Academic Tutor, and the Module Leader for the BSc Year 1 Practice 2 (HFN 1140 & 1240). Also, he is the Deputy Leader for MSc Stage 1 Practice 1 (HMN 3110) module as well as an Associate on other multiple modules.

Within the International Lead for Nursing role, he serves as the initial contact point within the Department for internationalisation issues. Also, he provides Department-wide leadership in innovative student support, curriculum development, and teaching and learning initiatives that promote internationalisation. Furthermore, he supports the international student journey from beginning to becoming an alumnus.

Before joining the University of Huddersfield, he practised as a Registered Nurse (Adult) certified by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), UK and worked in the Acute Stroke Unit of East Surrey Hospital, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare (SASH) NHS Trust, Redhill, Surrey, UK. While in Ghana, Precious was a Registered General Nurse (RGN) certified by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC) of Ghana and worked with few health facilities in the Ashanti Region (especially Kumasi and Ejisu) as well as community health services in rural Ghana. Subsequently, he joined the Nursing and Midwifery Training College (NMTC), Dadiesoaba, Ahafo Region, Ghana as a Nursing/Health Tutor.

Research Expertise and Interests

Precious is a researcher with great collaborative skills and thrives at the chance of learning new skills. He has successfully collaborated and continues to do so with researchers, including his colleagues and those in other universities and fields in both developed and developing countries, to produce cutting-edge and evidence-based research works. He has a growing publication profile and h-index.

Although his primary and PhD focus is type 2 diabetes, the following constitute his broad areas of research interests:

  • Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with focus on hypertension, stroke, cancers, and dementia
  • Public health nutrition
  • Maternal and child health
  • Nursing education, research, practice regulation, and international workforce development

 

FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Ongoing projects

1. Co-Investigator (Co-I)Strengthening the ability of the N&MC of Ghana to oversee and regulate the professional register of nurses and midwives to ensure high-quality care. This project is funded through the Global Health Workforce Programme, which is funded by the UK Department of Health and Social Care, via the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), for the benefit of the UK and partner country health sectors. 

2. Co-Investigator (Co-I): A multi-country longitudinal cohort study on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Global South: A programme to generate income, outputs, and impact (project set up in Ghana, Nepal, and India) - multiple fund contributors including the University of Huddersfield's Research Fund/Fellowship (URF). This project includes collaborators from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Ghana, India, and Nepal, among others. 

3. Co-Investigator (Co-I): Migration motivation and transition experiences of African migrant nurses working in Europe, Americas, and Australasia: A mixed-method study – funded by the 2022 Sigma Small Grants, Sigma Foundation for Nursing and Hong Kong University Grants Commission.

 

Recently completed projects

1. Principal Investigator (PI): Prevalence, predictors and experiences of people living with dementia in Ghana – funded by the Strategic Research Investment Seed Funding, School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, UK.

2. Co-Investigator (Co-I): Experiences of international nurses and their integration into the NHS (cohort case study) - funded by the NHS England. 

3. Co-Investigator (Co-I): International nursing models and their relation to the learning needs of international nurses working in the NHS (Nursing models and Educational toolkit) - funded by the NHS England. 

4. Co-Investigator (Co-I): Assessment of nursing and midwifery teaching in Ghana - funded by the UK Department of Health and Social Care through the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET). This project was jointly executed by the University of Huddersfield and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM).

5. Co-Investigator (Co-I): Review of nursing regulation: licensing and relicensing in Ghana - funded by the UK Department of Health and Social Care through the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET). This project was jointly executed by the University of Huddersfield and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM).

6. Co-Investigator (Co-I): Strengthening the regulatory capacity of Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC) of Ghana: reflection and revalidation - funded by the UK Department of Health and Social Care through the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET). This project was jointly executed by the University of Huddersfield and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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