Current PhD Students

Name: Jade Ampomaah Baah

Email: abaah@st.ug.edu.gh

Jade has research experience in advertising, public relations, CSR, and project management. Her PhD research is focussed on brand care communication amid global crisis. Specifically, she is investigating the influence of brand ethos and message congruence on consumer response. Until she enrolled as a PhD student, Jade had spent over a decade working in the communication industry where she was exposed to lapses between tried and tested theories, and practice of marketing communications. She is interested in investigating problems that provide cutting-edge solutions for branding and marketing communications.


Name: Daniel Kwame Ampofo Adjei

Email: dakadjei@st.ug.edu.gh

Daniel hopes to explore factors affecting the use of public health mobile Apps in the context of the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic. He has several years of experience in development communication; social science research; project management, monitoring, and learning. He has managed projects designed to support vulnerable communities to overcome communication barriers to inclusive, and participatory governance in Ghana, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria. He was part of the team that developed, and implemented the communication strategy for the multi-donor funded STAR-Ghana Programme (Phase 2), and its descendant permanent organisation in Ghana – STAR-Ghana Foundation. Daniel has been admitted to the degrees of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) all from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. His previous academic research explored the constraints and prospects of agricultural journalism in Ghana (BSc); as well as social media usage among NGOs in Ghana (MPhil), which was subsequently published by the Public Relations Review-Journal in 2016.

Name: Annie Oye

Email: annieoye@vvu.edu.gh

Annie is interested in community media as well as media and information literacy.  For her PhD, Annie is studying the enactment of media and information literacy through participation in community radio. Her other research interests include political advertising, media policy as well as social media. Annie is a consultant in development communication, and a communication educator. She teaches courses such as Communication Skills, Development Communication and Technical Communication. She has also consulted for the Media Foundation for West Africa on different occasions. Annie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Studies and French as well as a Master of Philosophy degree in Communication Studies, both from the University of Ghana.


Name: Mohammed Tawfik Adamu

Email: tmadamu001@st.ug.edu.gh

Tawfik’s research interest includes political communication, discourse analysis, rhetoric, and media studies. His PhD research interest is in public health crisis communication. He intends to investigate how President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufu-Addo communicated the Covid-19 pandemic in his updates on COVID-19. Tawfik holds a Master of Philosophy in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Education. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Religious Studies from the University of Cape Coast.



Name: Abena Kyeraa Duah

Email: duahabenakyeraa@gmail.com

Abena Kyeraa Duah is a She has over fifteen years of cumulative teaching experience at various levels of education. Presently, she teaches Communication Theories, Indigenous Communication and Communication Skills. Her research interests are in the areas of Rhetoric, Indigenous Communication, Gender studies amongst others. Her current research project is titled: Rhetorical Construction of Gender in Indigenous Ghanaian song. Abena holds a Master of Philosophy Degree in Media and Communication; a Bachelor of Education in Education all from the University of Education, Winneba.



Name: M’bawine Atintande

Email: mbat75@yahoo.com

M’Bawine Atintande is a retired army officer and a former Director of Public Relations and Spokesperson of the Ghana Armed Forces. His research topic is “Exploring Communication in International Conflict Management in Africa. Having served in several international peacekeeping missions for twenty years, his special area of scholarly interest is conflict communication. His service particularly in the UN peacekeeping missions in Rwanda (UNAMIR) in 1993-1994 and Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) in 2001 and 2005, as well as the ECOWAS mission in Liberia (ECOMOG) in 1991 and 1996 bared the need to look at the role of communication in conflict management. He holds an MA in International Affairs and Diplomacy from the University of Ghana, and another MA in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He is the author of The Roadmap: Media in Society (2008) and Serving Humanity: A Noble Peacekeeper’s Diary (2019).


Name: Diana Sebbie

Email: dsebbie@st.ug.edu.gh

Diana’s doctoral thesis is on “The role of participatory communication in sustaining natural resource development: A study of the Ada Songhor Salt Project.” Her research interest include: Public Relations, Development Communication, Political Communication, Organization Rhetoric and Climate Change Communication. She is a Lecturer of Public Relations in the Communication Department of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA). She holds a Master of Philosophy in Communication Studies from the University of Ghana, Legon, and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy from the University of Cape Coast.