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Dr Kwadwo Adusei-Asante

Senior Lecturer

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2848
Email: k.adusei@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO4.102  

Kwadwo is a Senior Lecturer in Social Science at the School of Arts and Humanities.

Current Teaching

  • CSV3114 - Social Research & Program Evaluation
  • CSV2111 - Community Development
  • CSV1203 - Working With Groups

Professional Associations

  • International Association for Impact Assessment (Member)
  • International Australian Studies Association (Member)
  • Australian Evaluation Society (Member)
  • African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (Member)
  • Community-Driven Development Community of Practice Group (Member)
  • International Association for Community Development (Member).

Research areas and interests

  • African studies
  • Community development
  • Equity issues in higher education
  • International development
  • Pentecostalism
  • Program evaluation and impact assessment.

Research Reports

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Business Administration, Australia, 2015.
  • Diploma of Quality Auditing, Australia, 2014.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2013.
  • Diploma of Project Management, Australia, 2012.
  • Master of Science in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Netherlands, 2009.
  • Master in Theology, Netherlands, 2008.
  • Bachelor of Education, Ghana, 2001.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • A Randomised Control Trial of the City After Dark Evening Safety Educational Program,  Constable Care Child Safety Foundation Inc,  Constable Care - Grant,  2020 - 2021,  $176,940.
  • Ngala Service Model and Outcomes Measurement Project,  Ngala Community Services,  Grant,  2020 - 2021,  $25,000.
  • An Evaluation of the Ethical Leadership Program: A Constable Care and Primary Ethics Initiative 2020-2021,  Constable Care Child Safety Foundation Inc,  Constable Care - Grant,  2020 - 2021,  $422,471.
  • Peer Mentoring Approaches to Violence Prevention Among African-Australian Youth: Impact Assessment of the “Stop the Violence” Program: Phase II.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Engagement Grant,  2019 - 2021,  $86,078.
  • Determinants of Post-Secondary School Choices and Destinations of African High School Students in Australia,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2017,  2017 - 2019,  $20,200.
  • Peer Mentoring Approaches to Violence Prevention Among African Youth in Western Australia: Impact Assessment of the "Stop the Violence" Project,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2017 Open Round,  2017 - 2018,  $72,480.
  • The Other Side of Formal Employment: Women who have returned to their villages after Export Processing Zone Employment in Sri Lanka.,  Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,  AusAID - Australian Development Research Awards,  2013 - 2017,  $540,393.
  • Only Social Impact Assessment of a Deregulated University System on Prospective University Students in Rural Western Australia- Phase II,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Arts and Humanities Research Grant Scheme 2016,  2016 - 2017,  $13,611.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Ndasi, D., Adusei-Asante, K., (2021), Experiences of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Professionals Working with Migrant Women Living with Female Genital Cutting in Western Australia. Sexual Ethics, 1-16, United Kingdom, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.93353.
  • Adusei-Asante, K., Hancock, P., (2016), Impact Assessment and Official Development Assistance: Ethnographic Research of the World Bank’s Community-Based Rural Development Projects in Ghana. Assessing the Impact of Foreign Aid: Value for Money and Aid for Trade, 169-182, Oxford, United Kingdom, Academic Press, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803660-0.00012-X.

Journal Articles

  • Nunfam, V., Afrifa-Yamoah, E., Adusei-Asante, K., Van Etten, E., Frimpong, K., Adjei-Mensah, I., Oosthuizen, J., (2021), Construct validity and invariance assessment of the social impacts of occupational heat stress scale (SIOHSS) among Ghanaian mining workers. Science of the Total Environment, 2021(1), 1-14, Elsevier, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144911.
  • Adusei-Asante, K., Bennett, E., Simpson, W., Hindmarsh, S., Harvey, B., McMeekin, C., (2020), Evaluating our evaluability: Lessons from Ngala, Western Australia. Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 20(4), 212-228, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1035719X20971854.
  • Nunfam, V., Adusei-Asante, K., Frimpong, K., Van Etten, E., Oosthuizen, J., (2020), Barriers to occupational heat stress risk adaptation of mining workers in Ghana. International Journal of Biometeorology: the description, causes, and implications of climatic change, 64(7), 1085–1101, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-020-01882-4.
  • Nunfam, V., Van Etten, E., Oosthuizen, J., Adusei-Asante, K., Frimpong, K., (2019), Climate change and occupational heat stress risks and adaptation strategies of mining workers: Perspectives of supervisors and other stakeholders in Ghana. Environmental Research, 169(February 2019), 147-155, DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.11.004.
  • Pelden, S., Reid Boyd, E., Grobbelaar, M., Adusei-Asante, K., Hopkins, L., (2019), Ladies, Gentlemen and Guys: The Gender Politics of Politeness. Social Sciences, 8(2), Article number 56, DOI: 10.3390/socsci8020056.
  • Nunfam, V., Oosthuizen, J., Adusei-Asante, K., Van Etten, E., Frimpong, K., (2019), Perceptions of climate change and occupational heat stress risks and adaptation strategies of mining workers in Ghana. Science of the Total Environment, 657(March 2019), 365-378, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.480.
  • Nunfam, V., Adusei-Asante, K., Van Etten, E., Oosthuizen, J., Adams, S., Frimpong, K., (2019), The nexus between social impacts and adaptation strategies of workers to occupational heat stress: a conceptual framework. International Journal of Biometeorology: the description, causes, and implications of climatic change, 63(12), 1693-1706, Nunfam, V. F., Adusei-Asante, K., Van Etten, E. J., Oosthuizen, J., International journal of , DOI: 10.1007/s00484-019-01775-1.
  • Nunfam, V., Adusei-Asante, K., Van Etten, E., Oosthuizen, J., Frimpong, K., (2018), Social impacts of occupational heat stress and adaptation strategies of workers: a narrative synthesis of the literature. Science of the Total Environment, 643(1 December 2018), 1542-1552, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.06.255.
  • Adusei-Asante, K., Adibi, H., (2018), The ‘Culturally and Linguistically Diverse’ (CALD) label: A critique using African migrants as exemplar. Australasian Review of African Studies, 39(2), 74-94, DOI: 10.22160/22035184/ARAS-2018-39-2/74-94.
  • Adusei-Asante, K., (2018), The impact of targeted educational programs on academic outcomes for African students in Western Australia. Coolabah, 24 & 25(2018), 274-291, DOI: 10.1344/co201824&25274-291.
  • Adusei-Asante, K., (2017), Beyond minimisation of personal healthcare financing risks: an ethnographic study of motivations for joining Ghana’s health insurance scheme in Daakye District. Australasian Review of African Studies, 38(1), 46-64, DOI: 10.22160/22035184/ARAS-2017-38-1/46-64.

Conference Publications

  • Adusei-Asante, K., (2018), Peer-Mentoring Approaches to Violence Prevention Among African Youth In Western Australia: Preliminary Impact Assessment of the ‘Stop the Violence’ Programme. IAIA 18 Conference Proceedings, pp6.
  • Adusei-Asante, K., Pelden, S., (2018), Gender Impact Assessment: Theoretical Challenges. IAIA18 Conference Proceedings, pp7, Online, International Association for Impact Assessment.
  • Adusei-Asante, K., Doh, D., Awidi, I., (2018), Educational partnership in action: Insights from Western Australia. STARS Conference Proceedings, pp5, online, Students, Transitions, Achievement, Retention & Success .
  • Adusei-Asante, K., (2018), Do same-demography mentoring programmes make any difference to mentees’ learning outcomes? Reflections on the Top Up programme. STARS Conference Proceedings, 5p., Online, Students, Transitions, Achievement, Retention & Success .
  • Adusei-Asante, K., (2017), Contextual Dynamics of Health Insurance Use: Case Study of Faith Healing and Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme. Proceedings of the 39th African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) Annual Conference, 289-296, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Doh, D., Adusei-Asante, K., (2017), Active Ageing with the African in Mind: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis. Proceedings of the 39th African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) Annual Conference, 281-288, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Adusei-Asante, K., Doh, D., Klutsey, J., (2017), Pitfalls of Universal Health Coverage Systems: Evidence from West Africa. Proceedings of the 39th African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) Annual Conference, 297-306, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Adusei-Asante, K., (2017), On the Brink of Politicisation: Reflections on Ethical Dilemma’s in Impact Assessment Practice. International Association for Impact Assessment Conference Proceedings, 1-5, Montreal, Canada, IAIA.
  • Adusei-Asante, K., Doh, D., (2017), The Impact of motivated volunteerism on peer-mentoring educational programs: evidence from Western Australia. 2017 Students Transitions Achievement Retention & Success Conference Proceedings, 1-6, STARS.
  • Adusei-Asante, K., (2017), Towards Developing Policy Impact Assessment Framework: An Introduction. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, 6p., Online, IAIA.
  • Adusei-Asante, K., Doh, D., (2016), Students’ attrition and retention in higher education: A conceptual discussion. STARS Conference Proceedings, 10p., STARS.
  • Adusei-Asante, K., Awidi, I., Doh, D., (2016), Improving Retention and Academic Achievements of African Students in Higher Education through Community Development. STARS Conference Proceedings, 5p., STARS.
  • Adusei-Asante, K., Awidi, I., Hancock, P., (2016), Impact Assessment of University Fees Deregulation on Prospective Regional University Students in Western Australia. IAIA16 Conference Proceedings: Resilience and Sustainability, 1-7, Nagoya, Japan, International Association for Impact Assessment.
  • Adusei-Asante, K., Hancock, P., (2016), Measuring Policies with the Social Impact Assessment Framework: Opportunities and Challenges. IAIA16 Conference Proceedings: Resilience and Sustainability, 1-7, International Association for Impact Assessment.
  • Adusei-Asante, K., Hancock, P., (2016), Addressing Aid Externalities: A Study of the World Bank’s Community-Based Projects in Ghana. 21st Century Tensions and Transformations in Africa: The 2015 AFSAAP Annual Conference Proceedings, 1-12, AFSAAP.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Towards active ageing: A comparative study of experiences of older Ghanaians in Australia and Ghana
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Multinational Federalism and Secessionism in Ethiopia
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The dilemmas of regional development in Ghana: An ethnographic analysis of the North
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Social impact of climate change and occupational heat stress and adaptation strategies of mining workers in Ghana

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Women in district assemblies in Ghana: Gender construction, resistance and empowerment.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Rights-based approach to poverty reduction: The ghanaian experience
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Gender and nursing in a developing country: Workplace violence, career progression, job satisfaction and emigration intentions among ghanaian nurses.
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