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Geography and Environmental SciencePostgraduate study

Mr Winfred Dotse-Gborgbortsi Dip, BPH, MSc, MSc

Postgraduate research student

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Winfred is a Postgraduate Research Student within Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton. He is also a member of the WorldPop Research Group.

I am keenly interested in using routine health information, survey data and spatial tools to inform health decisions and policy.

Winfred is a public health researcher interested in the relationship between place and health. He studies the access and utilisation of health services in general and maternal health services in particular.

Before starting studies here, Winfred worked with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) as a mid-level manager in public health focusing on health information management. In the GHS role, he was the focal person in implementing public health interventions to control malaria, tuberculosis, HIV and Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Atiwa district, Eastern Region, Ghana. Subsequently, Winfred joined Good Neigbors Ghana as monitoring and evaluation lead where he assisted in mHealth initiatives that promote maternal health.




Research interests

My PhD project focuses on the relationship between travel time to health facilities, quality of maternal health care and use of birthing services. The project aims at using routinely collected health management information systems data in analysing the pattern of skilled birth utilisation. Results and outputs from this project can be used to target interventions that promote equity in maternal care to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality.

I was involved in two research projects here at Southampton. The first one examined the contamination of packaged drinking water in Accra, Ghana. The second project was a pilot secondary data analysis of scabies burden in Ghana.

PhD supervision

Title: Spatial patterns of birthing service use in Eastern Region, Ghana.


Prof Jim Wright
Prof Andrew Tatem
Dr Victor Alegana
Prof Zoe Matthews
Dr Anthony Ofosu (Deputy Director General, Ghana Health Service)

Funding: ESRC South Coast DTP

Research group

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)

Student Representative on Faculty of Social Science Athena Swan Committee

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  • UOSM2004 Global Health
  • GEOG2010 Introductory GIS
  • GEOG6061 Core Skills in GIS
Mr Winfred Dotse-Gborgbortsi
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