UG’s Professor Francis Dodoo Awarded Prestigious British Academy Global Professorship

Professor Francis Dodoo

Professor Francis Dodoo, immediate past Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development, at the University of Ghana, has been awarded the prestigious British Academy Global Professorship for fellowship at the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science in Oxford University’s Department of Sociology and Nuffield College.

Professor Dodoo, a population scholar, joins the Centre in January 2021 as an internationally recognised researcher with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa and Africans in the diaspora.

Academically Professor Dodoo is a Liberal Arts Research Professor of Sociology and Demography, and the founding Director and Board Chair of the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in Kenya.

In addition to his academic laurels, Professor Dodoo is a four-time Olympian in athletics. He chairs the Governance Commission of World Athletics and is a member of the Governance and Integrity Committee of the Commonwealth Games Federation.

Source: UG

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