Lecturer, Palliative Care, Lancaster University

My PhD explored the experiences of men living with advanced prostate cancer and their caregivers and how they navigate their way through home-based care. This was mainly related to family caregiving, caring for someone in a resource-poor context, and the cultural responses to illnesses such as stigma and masculinity. My previous background has been in clinical nursing care, health education and screening specifically for HIV/AIDs, Hepatitis B, and Tuberculosis treatment supporter. I have had experience in nurse leadership governance as well as classroom teaching.
I have had the experience of being a Research Associate for the University of Nottingham’s Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) fund project on Respiratory in Nepal. I am the founder of a Non-Governmental Organisation in Ghana known as Prostate Cancer Support Heritage (Pro CaSH) that aims to mobilise practical and technical support for men living with prostate cancer and their significant others. I have previously explored the facilitators of, and barriers to, Tuberculosis treatment adherence. In recent years my research has focused mainly on older adult care, family caregiving and home care, palliative, and end of life care, and masculinity and stigma.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer, Lancaster University

Education

  • 2019 
    University of Nottingham, Health Sciences