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Stephen Baffour Adjei

Senior Lecturer at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development

Stephen Baffour Adjei, PhD, is a Social/Cultural and Developmental Psychologist. He is a Senior Lecturer and researcher at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Education and Communication Sciences, Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), Kumasi, Ghana (formerly University of Education, Kumasi campus). Dr. Adjei is also a research fellow at the Centre for Suicide and Violence Research (CSVR), Department of Psychology, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana. Dr. Adjei holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree (Psychology with English) from University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degree in Human Development Psychology from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. Dr. Adjei received his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Psychology from Aarhus University, Denmark. Dr. Adjei worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Anthropological Knowledge in Scientific and Technological Cultures (CAST), Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany between September and November 2016, collaborating with Professor Estrid Sørensen to plan and undertake a preliminary study on programme for international students’ assessment for development (PISA-D) in Zambia. Dr. Adjei has taught, carried out research and directed programmes at Universities in Africa and overseas, including Aarhus University, Denmark; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway; University of Education, Winneba and Valley View University, Ghana. He has attended and presented papers at international conferences including the 9th Meeting of the Nordic Network for Research on Psychology and Law (NNPL) in Denmark. He applies his research to understand the interactional complexities between culture, context and psychological processes, with a particular emphasis on interpersonal violence, human development and learning, agency and identity. Dr. Adjei has published several scholarly articles some of which have appeared in such international peer-reviewed journals as Journal of Family Violence, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Psychological Studies, Psychology and Developing Societies, The Qualitative Report, Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, Victims & Offenders and Theory & Psychology.


  • –present
    Lecturer of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Education