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Geography and Environmental SciencePostgraduate study

Mr Winfred Dotse-Gborgbortsi Dip, BPH, MSc

Postgraduate research student

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Winfred is a Postgraduate Research Student within Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton.

Winfred is a public health researcher interested in the relationship between place and health. Particularly, he is interested in the access and utilisation of maternal health services.

He has work with the Ghana Health Service as a public health officer and health informatician. Winfred was the focal person in implementing interventions to control malaria, tuberculosis, HIV and other diseases of public health importance in the Atiwa district, Ghana. Also, Winfred worked as a monitoring and evaluation lead for an international organisation, Good Neighbors Ghana. In this role, he supported the implementation of 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 utilisation of birthing services. The project aims at using routinely collected health management information systems data in analysing the pattern of skilled birth utilisation. Then, we can target interventions that promote equity in maternal care to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality.

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

PhD supervision

Title: Spatial patterns of delivery service utilisation: using a spatial interaction model approach to reach every woman in Eastern Region, Ghana.


Prof Jim Wright
Prof Andrew Tatem
Dr Victor Alegana
Prof Zoe Matthews
Dr Gloria Quansah Asare (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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