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The Psychology Department is in the Social Science faculty in the University of Ghana which is the oldest and largest of the thirteen Ghanaian universities and tertiary institutions. It is one of the best universities in Africa and by far the most prestigious in West Africa.

Psychology Department's current homepage

History of Psychology in Ghana Since 989AD [1]

The Journey Towards Africanising Psychology in Ghana

Psychology in Ghana [2]

Department contact details[]

University of Ghana
Department of Psychology
P.O.Box LG 84

Website: Department of Psychology, University of Ghana

Tel: 0289550463

List of degrees awarded:[]

1. BA /BSc Psychology[]

2. MPhil Psychology (Clinical, Industrial & Organizational, Social, Developmental, and Counselling)

3. PhD Psychology

Notable alumni[]


  • Sussie Eshun PhD - Professor, East Stroudsburg University Of Pennsylvania
  • Joseph Adonu PhD - Senior Lecturer at University of Bedfordshire, England
  • Seth Gyekye Anim, PhD, DOCENT, HEA.; teaches at Sheffiled Hallam University   
  • Kwesi Amponsah Tawiah, PhD & Associate Professor at UGBS
  • Seth Oppong, PhD;, Assoc. Prof. University of Botswana (formerly at WVS Tubman University, Liberia); African-centered theorist of intelligence (/model of valued human cognitive abilities) and risk chain process model.
  • Winfred Arthur, Jr,  Professor at Texas A&M University
  • Dominic Sagoe, Associate Professor, University of Bergen
  • Augustine Osei Boakye, Ashesi University
  • Frederick Anyan, Postdoctoral Researcher, NTNU
  • Emmanuel Osafo, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Washington State University
  • Collins Badu Agyemang,Ph.D. Lecturer at University of Ghana (formerly at UPSA), Coordinator-Pan African Doctoral Academy and National President - Ghana Psychological Association
  • Augustine Acheampong,  Snr. Lecturer, University of Education, Winneba
  • Susan Boafo-Arthur, Ph.D., Assistant Professor University of Scranton 


  • Roland Teye - Partner, Deloitte Consulting, Ghana
  • Yofi Grant, B.Sc, MPhil (Ghana); CEO, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre
  •  Mr. Edward Baffoe, Senior Rehabilitation Specialist, Richland College Texas
  • Emmanuel Nii-Boye Quarshie, PhD, Founder, Paragates Humanitarian Impact 
  • Patrick Asiamah, Human Capital Business Partner, Stanbic Bank, Ghana

Past and Present Faculty[]

H. C. A. Bulley, MSc/MPhil - Deceased

Prof. C.E Fiscian, PhD?, Founding HOD - Deceased

Gustav Johoda, Prof. - No longer at the Department, Deceased

S.A. Danquah, PhD (Wales) Professor - Deceased

Christopher C.Mate-Kole, PhD (UK),  Professor, Director, Centre for Ageing Studies, UG

J.Y. Opoku, PhD (Aberd), Associate Professor - Deceased

A. Afrifa, PhD (Col) Senior Lecturer - Retired

R. Akuamoah-Boateng , PhD (Cantab) Senior Lecturer - Retired

Charity S. Akotia, PhD (Ghana), Associate Professor, former Dean of School of Social Sciences

C.B. Wiafe-Akenteng, PhD (Ghana), Snr Lecturer

Adote Anum, PhD (Brock), Snr Lecturer

M.A. Asumeng, PhD (Surrey), Snr Lecturer

S. Atindanbila, PhD(Ghana), Snr Lecturer - Deceased

Margaret Amankwah-Poku, BA MPhil (Ghana), PhD, Lecturer

J. Osafo, PhD (NTNU), Associate Professor, current HOD

Angela A. Gyasi-Gyamerah, PhD (Ghana), Lecturer

Insuah Abdul-Nasiru, PhD (Ghana), Snr Lecturer

Annabella Opare-Henaku, PhD (Virginia Commonwealth), Snr Lecturer

Francis Annor, PhD (Cambridge), Snr Lecturer, about to move to UCC

Joana Yendork, PhD (Stellenbosch), Snr Lecturer

Enock Teye-Kwajo, PhD (Stellenbosch), Snr Lecturer

Kwaku Oppong Asante, PhD (UKZN), Snr Lecturer

Paul Narh Doku, PhD (Glassglow), now Snr Lecturer @ UCC

Collins Agyemang Badu, PhD (Ghana), Lecturer

Richmond Acquah-Coleman, PhD (Ghana), Lecturer

Joana Larry-Afutu, PhD (Ghana), Lecturer

Ernest Darkwa, PhD (Norway), Lecturer

History of the department[]

See also[]