Dr. Joyce Agyei-Amponsah is a Senior Food Research Scientist working at the Radiation
Technology Centre of the Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute (BNARI) in
Accra where she conducts Research and Development activities in the area of
irradiation technology, food quality analysis, food safety, and food biotechnology.
Joyce holds a PhD in Food Science (Sensory, rheology, and tribology) from the University of
Pretoria, South Africa, MSc. in Food Science and Technology from the University of Lincoln,
UK and a BSc. in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Ghana, Ghana.
Her research focus is in the area of fat replacement in reduced-fat emulsions, application of
nuclear techniques for post-harvest management of agricultural products, value-addition, sensory
evaluation and shelf-life extension of neglected and underutilized crops to reposition them in the
food chain and ultimately help improve the livelihoods of the rural small-scale farmer. Joyce has
authored or co-authored several peer-reviewed international papers.
Joyce is a 2015 fellow of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World
(OWSD) and a member of the African Women in Agriculture Research and Development
(AWARD) fellowship programme. She is a professional member of the South African
Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST) and the African Network for Sensory
Evaluation Research (ANSWER). She enjoys collaborating with other scientists from different
disciplines to develop new skills.