Emmanuel Nii-Boye Quarshie

Nii-BoyeInstitution: Department of Psychology, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

Supervisory team: Prof Allan House and Prof Mitch Waterman.

Position: Lecturer.

Current research: My current research explores the correlates and resilience factors related to self-harm and suicidal behaviours among pregnant adolescent girls in Ghana, and implications for intervention and prevention.

Research interests:

  • In-school and hard-to-reach adolescents’ lived experience of self-harm in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Self-harm in blind and deaf adolescents.
  • Decriminalisation of attempted suicide.
  • Adolescent mental health in fragile and (post)conflict contexts within sub-Saharan Africa.

Recent Publications:

Can help with: Activism and stakeholder engagements towards decriminalisation of attempted suicide. Culturally sensitive and contextually relevant information on contacting indigenous gatekeepers and research participants, and initiating collaborations with scholars based in sub-Saharan Africa.

What’s essential to your well-being? I begin my work and projects well in advance to ensure a fine (rather than a rushed) finish; for any working relationship or collaborations, I lay all my cards on the table; I try not to confuse ‘movement’ with ‘progress’. I know when to say “no”. Outside of work: vegetable gardening in my backyard.

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