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Dr Kwasi Frimpong

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 0405026844, Mobile: +233200591398, Email: K.FRIMPONG@ECU.EDU.AU, Campus: Joondalup,
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 0405026844
Mobile: +233200591398
Email: K.FRIMPONG@ECU.EDU.AU
Campus: Joondalup  

 

Kwasi is an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Medical and Health Sciences.

Background

My research interests are in climate change adapatation and mitigation for sustainable development, climate change and environmental health, and heat stress vulnerability in the developing world. Perhaps foremost, I've examined heat vulnerability and climate change on farmers in Africa region with special emphasis on Ghana using mixed methodology (qualitative, quantitative and heat stress measuring equipment) to identify heat perception, adapataion and barriers of heat exposure in the context of climate change and projections of future vulnerability. I am also interested in all other aspects of applied climatology, including climate and sustainable development, climate and mining, climate and health of farm workers. All in all I am interested in promoting sustainable development through advancing population health and ensuring climate change adaptaion and mitigation.

Professional Associations

  • International Society of Biometrology
  • Environmental Health Australia
  • Australian Ecological Society

Research Areas and Interests

  • Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Health Promotion and Health Program Planning
  • Biometeorology
  • Climate
  • Climate Change
  • Climate And Health
  • Environmental/climate security for sustainable Health Mnagement
  • Heat stress, Climate change and Developing  World
  • Health System Assessment
  • Sustainable Management of Land Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Carbon Management and Green Development Mechanism

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2015.
  • Master of Health Sciences, Finland, 2010.
  • Bachelor of Education, Ghana, 2001.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • 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, 1(1), 1-14, Nunfam, V. F., Adusei-Asante, K., Van Etten, E. J., Oosthuizen, J., International journal of .
  • 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., 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(2019), 147-155, DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.11.004.
  • Ngwenya, B., Oosthuizen, J., Cross, M., Frimpong, K., (2018), Emerging heat-related climate change influences; a public health challenge to health care practitioners and policy makers: Insight from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 27(March 2018), 596-601, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.10.012.
  • Ngwenya, B., Oosthuizen, J., Cross, M., Frimpong, K., (2018), Heat Stress and Adaptation Strategies of Outdoors Workers in the City of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health Care, 5(1), Article no.100034, United States, Herald Scholarly Open Access, DOI: 10.24966/CMPH-1978/100034.
  • Ngwenya, B., Oosthuizen, J., Cross, M., Frimpong, K., Nombulelo Chaibva, C., (2018), A Review of Heat Stress Policies in the Context of Climate Change and Its Impacts on Outdoor Workers: Evidence From Zimbabwe. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 9(1), 11 pages, United States, IGI Global, DOI: 10.4018/IJSESD.2018010101.
  • 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.
  • Adua, E., Roberts, P., Sakyi, S., Yeboah, F., Dompreh, A., Frimpong, K., Anto, E., Wang, W., (2017), Profiling of cardio-metabolic risk factors and medication utilisation among Type II diabetes patients in Ghana: a prospective cohort study. Clinical and Translational Medicine, 6(1), Article 32, Germany, SpringerOpen, DOI: 10.1186/s40169-017-0162-5.
  • Frimpong, K., Van Etten, E., Oosthuizen, J., Nunfam, V., (2017), Heat exposure on farmers in Northeast Ghana. International Journal of Biometeorology: the description, causes, and implications of climatic change, 61(3), 397-406, Springer New York LLC, DOI: 10.1007/s00484-016-1219-7.
  • Adua, E., Frimpong, K., Li, X., Wang, W., (2017), Emerging issues in public health: a perspective on Ghana’s healthcare expenditure, policies and outcomes. EPMA Journal, 8(3), 197-206, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s13167-017-0109-3.
  • Frimpong, K., Van Etten, E., Oosthuizen, J., (2016), Barriers of adaptation to heat stress in Northeast Ghana. The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, 8(2), 53-65, Common Ground Publishing, DOI: 10.18848/1835-7156/CGP.
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