PROFESSOR SAMUEL AGYEI-MENSAH
Professor Samuel Agyei-Mensah is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ghana. He is also Professor of Geography and former Head of the Department of Geography. Professor Agyei-Mensah has been on the faculty of the University of Ghana since 1997. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2000, Associate Professor in 2005 and Professor in 2012. He has also held visiting appointments and research affiliations at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand; Ohio State University, USA; San Diego State University, USA; Harvard University, USA; Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway; and the University of Flensburg, Germany.
Professor Agyei-Mensah has an undergraduate degree in Geography with Philosophy from the University of Ghana (1986) and Ph.D in Geography from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway (1997). His research span the boundaries of geography, epidemiology and development studies. He is currently involved in a variety of research projects. These include: poverty, energy and air pollution in Accra (sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Office of Research and Innovation (ORID), University of Ghana; studies of residential segregation and ethnic assimilation in major Ghanaian cities; demographic and epidemiological transition in Accra, Ghana; fertility decline in sub-Saharan Africa; enhancing the capabilities of the most vulnerable ( pilot project on inequalities in Human Development in Bamako and Accra sponsored by the Swiss Network for International Studies); and a project on gender and work in developing economies (sponsored by the Norwegian Research Council).
Professor Agyei-Mensah is a member of the Population Association of America, the Association of American Geographers, Union of African Population Studies, and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. He serves on the commission on population geography of the internaitonal geographical union (IGU). Prof. Agyei-Mensah serves on the international advisory board of Population and Environment (Springer). In recent years he has presented papers at major international conferences including the African Studies Association of Germany, Population Association of America, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Union of African Population Studies, and International Geographical Conference of the International Geographical Union.
- Zheng Zhou, Kathie L Dionisio, Thiago G Verissimo, Raphael E Arku, Petros Koutrakis, John D Spengler,Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Majid Ezzati (2013). Chemical composition and sources of particle pollution in affluent and poor neighborhoods of Accra . Environmental Research Letters. 8 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/044025
- Rooney, M.S, R. Arku, K. Dionisio, S. Agyei-Mensah, J.D. Spengler and M. Ezzati et al. (2012). Spatial Patterns of Particulate Matter Sources and Pollution in Four Communities in Accra, Ghana. Science of the Total Environment, 435-436: 107-114.
- Agyei-Mensah, S and Oteng-Ababio, M. (2012). Perceptions of Health and Environmental Impacts of E-Waste Management in Ghana. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 22 (6): 500-517. Taylor and Francis, UK.
- Agyei-Mensah, S & Owusu, G. (2012). Ethnic Residential Clusters in Nima, Ghana. Urban Forum. Springer, 23 (1): 133-149.
- Owusu, G & Agyei-Mensah, S (2011). A Comparative Study of Ethnic Residential Segregation in Ghana’s Two Largest Cities, Accra and Kumasi. Population and Environment. Springer, 32 (4): 332-352.
- Zheng Zhou , Kathie L Dionisio , Raphael E Arku , Audrey Quaye, Allison F Hughes, Jose Vallarino, John D Spengler, Allan Hill, Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Majid Ezzati (2011). Household and Community Poverty, biomass use, and air pollution in Accra, Ghana. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 108 (27): 11028-11033.
- Agyei-Mensah, S & Owusu, G. (2010). Segregated by Neighbourhoods? A Portrait of Ethnic Diversity in the Neighbourhoods of the Accra Metropolitan Area. Population, Space and Place. Wiley Blackwell, 16 (6): 499-516.
- Agyei-Mensah, S & Ama de Graft Aikins (2010). Epidemiological transition and the double burden of disease in Accra. Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine. Springer, 87 (5): 879-897.
- Agyei-Mensah Samuel and P. L. French (2010). Implementing Academic Quality Assurance Practices: The Case of the University of Ghana. The University of the West Indies Quality Education Forum, 16: 31-47.
- Weeks, J. R., A. Getis, A. G. Hill, S. Agyei-Mensah, and D. Rain (2010). Neighborhoods and Fertility in Accra, Ghana: An AMOEBA-based Approach. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 100 (3): 558-578. Routledge, Taylor and Francis.
- Dionisio KL, Arku RE, Hughes AF, Vallarino J, Carmichael H, Friedman AB, Agyei-Mensah S, Spengler JD, Ezzati M (2010). Particle Pollution in Accra Neighborhoods: Spatial, Temporal, and Socioeconomic Patterns. Environmental Science and Technology, 44: 2270–2276.
- Dionisio KL, Rooney MS, Arku RE, Friedman AB, Paciorek C, Hughes A.F.Vallarino J, Carmichael H, Agyei-Mensah S, Spengler JD, Ezzati M (2010). Within Neighborhood Patterns and Sources of Particle Pollution: Mobile Monitoring and GIS Analysis in Four Accra Communities. Environmental Health Perspectives, 118 (5): 607-613.
- Arku, R; M; J. Vallarino; K.L. Dionisio; J.G. Wilson; C. Memphill; Agyei-Mensah, S; Spengler, J ; Ezzati, M. (2008). Characterizing Air Pollution in Two Low-Income Neighborhoods in Accra, Ghana. Science of the Total Environment 402 (2-3): 217-231. Elsevier).
- Lund, R & Agyei-Mensah, S. (2008). Queens as Mothers: The Role of the traditional Safety Net of Care and Support for HIV/AIDS Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Ghana. Geojournal, An International Journal of Geography, 71: 93-106. Springer.
- Owusu, G, Agyei-Mensah, S. & Lund, R. (2008). Slums of Hope and Slums of Despair. Mobility and Livelihoods in Nima. Special Issue, Norwegian Journal of Geography. 62 (3):180-190. Routledge, Taylor and Francis.
- Asiedu, A.B & Agyei-Mensah, S (2008). Traders on the Run: Activities of Street Vendors in the Accra Metropolitan Area. Special Issue, Norwegian Journal of Geography. Routledge, Taylor and Francis. 62 (3): 191-202.
- Agyei-Mensah, S & Ardayfio-Schandorf, E. (2007). The Global and the Local: Urban Change in Cape Coast from Pre-Colonial Times to the Present. Urban Design International, 12 (2 & 3): 101-114. Palgrave MacMillan.
- Agyei-Mensah, S. (2006). Marketing Its Colonial Heritage-A New Lease of Life for Cape Coast, Ghana? International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. 30 (3) 705-716. Wiley Blackwell.
- Agyei-Mensah, S. (2006). Fertility Transition in Ghana: Looking Back and Looking Forward. Population, Space and Place, 12, 6: 461-477. Wiley Blackwell.
- Agyei-Mensah, S. (2006). Poverty and HIV Prevalence in Ghana: A Geographical Perspective. Geojournal, An International Journal of Geography, 66: 311-324.
- Agyei-Mensah, S (2005). The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa: Homogeneity or heterogeneity? Norwegian Journal of Geography. Routledge, Taylor and Francis. 1: 14-25.
- Asbjorn Aase and Samuel Agyei-Mensah (2005). HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: Geographical Perspectives. Norwegian Journal of Geography, 59 (1): 1-5.
- Agyei-Mensah, S. (2002). Fertility Transition in West Africa. The Journal of African Policy Studies. Institute on African Affairs. Washington D.C. Vol. 7. Nos 2 and 3, pp. 63-86.
- Agyei-Mensah, S. (2001). HIV/AIDS and the Fertility Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa. Is there a link? Bulletin of the Ghana Geographical Association. Ghana Geographical Association. No. 23, pp.40-48.
- Agyei-Mensah, S. (2001). Twelve Years of HIV/AIDS in Ghana: Puzzles of Interpretation. Canadian Journal of African Studies, Canadian Association of African Studies, Toronto, Canada,
35 (3): 441¬-472.
- Agyei-Mensah, S. (1999). Infant Nutritional Patterns and Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) 1986-1998. Research Review, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana Vol. 15, No.2 pp 1-11.
- Agyei-Mensah, S. (1999). Risk Factors for Infant Mortality in a Fishing and a Farming Community in Ghana. Bulletin of the Ghana Geographical Association, Ghana Geographical Association, No.21: 65-78.
- Agyei-Mensah, S & A. Aase (1998). Patterns of Fertility Change in Ghana: A Time and Space Perspective. Geografiska Annaler Series B, Wiley, Blackwell. Vol. 80B, No. 4, pp. 203-213.
- Agyei-Mensah, S. (1997). A Scenario for Fertility Change in Sub-Saharan Africa Up to 2020. Bulletin of the Ghana Geographical Association. No. 20, pp. 101-116.
- Bodomo, A & S. Agyei-Mensah (1997). Integrating Literacy and Health Education for a Sustainable Development in Africa. Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives and Area Studies. Vol. 16, pp. 5-20.
- Agyei-Mensah, S. (1996). New Perspective on the Fertility Situation in Sub Saharan Africa. Norwegian Journal of Geography. Routledge, Taylor and Francis. 50: 101-112.
BOOKS/ EDITED BOOKS AND SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUES
- Agyei-Mensah S, Ayee J. A., Oduro, A. D. (eds) (accepted forthcoming). Changing Perspectives on the Social Sciences in Ghana. Springer, Netherlands.
- Akim Mturi and Samuel Agyei-Mensah (eds)(in progress). Fertility Diversity and its Future Prospects in Africa. Edwin Mellen Press, USA.
- Lund, R, Agyei-Mensah, S and Jorgensen, S. (eds.) (2008) New Faces of Poverty in Ghana. Special issue Norwegian Journal of Geography, Taylor and Francis, Oslo, 2008.
- Ardayfio-Schandorf, E, P.W.K. Yankson, A. Asiedu, Samuel Agyei-Mensah and Morgan Attua. (2007). Socio-Economic Perspectives of Off-Reserve Forest Management in the Goaso Forest District of Ghana. Woeli Publishers, Accra, Ghana. 176 pages.
- Asbjorn Aase and Samuel Agyei-Mensah (eds.) (2005) HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: Geographical Perspectives. Special Issue Norwegian Journal of Geography, Routledge, Taylor and Francis, Oslo. Vol. 59, No. 1, 2005. 74 pages.
- Agyei-Mensah, Samuel and John. B. Casterline (eds.) (2003). Reproduction and Social Context in Sub-Saharan Africa. Greenwood Press, Westport, CT. USA. 206 pages. Reviewed in International Journal of African Historical Studies, 2004, Vol. 37, Part 1: 187-189.
- Agyei-Mensah, Samuel, John. B. Casterline and Dominic K. Agyeman (eds.) (2005) Reproductive Change in Ghana, Recent Patterns and Future Prospects. Stylish Press, Accra. 245 pages.
- Agyei-Mensah, S and Wrigley-Asante, C (forthcoming 2014). Issues of Gender, Politics and Development in Accra, Ghana. In Brun, C., Jones, M and Blaikie, P. (eds.): Unravelling Marginalisation and Voicing Change: Alternative Geographies of Development. Ashgate.
- Akyeampong, Emmanuel. K and Agyei-Mensah, S. (2006). Itinerant Gold Mines? Mobility, Sexuality and the Spread of Gonorrhea and Syphilis in 20th Century Ghana. In Christine Oppong, Yaa Oppong and Irene Odotei (eds.) Sex and Gender in an Era of AIDS. Ghana at the close of the Millenium. Sub-Saharan African Publishers, Accra, Ghana, pp. 41-58.
- Oppong Joseph.R. and Samuel Agyei-Mensah (2004). HIV/AIDS in West Africa: The Case of Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria. In E. Kalipeni, S. Craddock, J.R. Oppong and J. Ghosh (eds.). HIV and AIDS in Africa: Beyond Epidemiology. Blackwell Publishers, Malden, USA, pp. 70-82.
- Agyei-Mensah Samuel, A. Aase, K. Awusabo-Asare (2003). Social Setting, Birth Timing and Subsequent Fertility in the Ghanaian South. In Samuel Agyei-Mensah and John B. Casterline (eds.). Reproduction and Social Context in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Collection of Micro-Demographic Studies. Greenwood Press, Westport, CT. USA. pp. 89-108.
- Yaro, J.W; Codjoe, A.N.A; Agyei-Mensah, S; Darkwah, A and Kwankye, S.O. (2011). Migration and Population Dynamics: Changing Community Formations in Ghana. Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana, Migration Studies Technical Paper Series. Technical Paper, No. 2. 147 pages. Woeli Publishers, Accra.
- Agyei-Mensah, S. (1999). Fertility Decline in Developing Countries, 1960¬-1997: An Annotated Bibliography. Greenwood Press, Westport, CT. USA. 140 pages.
CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND CHAPTERS
- Agyei-Mensah, S., Awusabo-Asare, K., Nabila, J.S., Yankson, P.W.K. (2004). Poverty Health and Gender. Proceedings of the NUFU Workshop 6-8 January, 2004. Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, December 2004 .115 pages.
- Awusabo-Asare, K, Agyei-Mensah, S. and Jorgensen, S.H. (2005). The Changing Faces of Poverty in Ghana. Proceedings of the NUFU Workshop, October, 2005. University of Ghana, Department of Geography and Resource Development. December 2005. 125 pages. December 2005.
- Agyei-Mensah, S. and Lund, R. (2005). The Well-Being of HIV/AIDS Patients Undergoing Anti-Retroviral Therapy at a Health Care Facility in Ghana. In Awusabo-Asare, Agyei-Mensah, S. and Jorgensen, S. (eds.). The Changing Faces of Poverty in Ghana. Pp.54-64. Proceedings of the NUFU Workshop, October, 2005. University of Ghana, Department of Geography and Resource Development. December 2005.