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About Mr. GYASI Razak Mohammed

I am a PhD Scholar in Social Policy at the Department of Sociology and Social Policy and a fellow of the Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University. I obtained my MPhil and BA (Hons) from the Department of Geography and Rural Development, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. I hold Adv.Dip.Edu from the College of Education, University of Cape Coast. My research interest is eclectic and collaborative, broadly covering traditional, complementary and integrative medicines, population health, social gerontology, geography of health and health services research. 
My PhD research focuses on health, wellbeing and health-seeking behaviour of older adulthood in Ghana, supervised by Prof. David R Phillips and Prof. Roman David. Drawing on a mixed research technique, I seek to interrogate the role of the contemporary political economy, social cohesion and support, and individual-level dynamics and how these work together, and directly or indirectly impact on the health and health care decisions among older persons.
Hitherto, I received a scholarship and financial support from the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) in 2013 for my MPhil research. The Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria) & the French Embassy in Ghana also provided research grants to support the fieldwork of my MPhil dissertation. Before my doctoral research at Lingnan, I held positions in Ghana as Instructor (University of cape Coast), Research Assistant (KNUST) and Principal Superintendent (Ghana Education Service).
I served in several offices at Lingnan University, including the Vice Chairperson of the Research and Postgraduate Students' Circle ExCom, Student Member on the Teaching, Learning and Information Service (TLIS) Management Board, Student Representative of the Research and Postgraduate Studies Committee (RPSC) for both Faculty of Social Sciences and the Department of Sociology and Social Policy. I served as the National Vice President and the Chairperson for Welfare Committee of the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG) during 2013/2014 academic year.
I am currently a member of several academic and professional associations, viz. International Association for Traditional and Complementary Medicine (IATCM), American Sociological Association (ASA), Hong Kong Sociological Association (HKSA), Ghana Geographers Association (GGA) and Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies (APIAS) at Lingnan University.
I enjoy very much reading and writing, traveling and seeing new places, listening to music and watching football, but I struggle to play by myself.


Present PhD Student, Lingnan University Department of Sociology and Social Policy
Present Fellow, Lingnan University Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies

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Present PhD Student, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University

Contact Information

Office: WYL223/03, Dorothy Y L Wong Building, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
TEL: (852) 2616 7125
FAX: (852) 2456 0737


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