Winfred is a multidisciplinary researcher, specialising in the intersection of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Public Health. He researches maternal and child health services with a passion for enhancing healthcare accessibility and utilisation,
Winfred brings a unique blend of expertise in GIS and Public Health, allowing for a comprehensive approach to understanding healthcare inequality and accessibility dynamics. Through spatial analysis, Winfred uncovers invaluable insights into the intricate relationships between geography and healthcare access. His award-winning work sheds light on the challenges faced by communities in accessing quality essential maternal and child health services, thereby contributing to the formulation of evidence-based interventions.
He actively collaborates with health authorities and NGOs, translating research findings into tangible policy recommendations and actionable strategies. This dedication underscores his commitment to driving real-world change and improving the lives of vulnerable populations.
- Healthcare accessibility
- Maternal health
- Spatial inequalities in health
- Research with routine health data
- Spatial epidemiology
MEDI6075 Health Services Organisation and Evaluation
GGES6013 Core Skills in Geographic Information Systems
GGES3009 Advanced Geographical Information Systems
Winfred is a Research Fellow within the WorldPop group at the School of Geography and Environmental Science. He is a researcher on the Countdown to 2030 project. Countdown is a collaboration of academics to track progress of life-saving interventions for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N).
Winfred studied at Kintampo College of Health, Ghana for a Diploma in Health Information Management. He graduated as the best student in Health Information Management in 2007 and joined the Ghana Health Service. Subsequently, he attained a first-class Bachelor's in Public Health from the University of Ghana. Winfred was awarded two distinction Master's degrees, the first in Applied GIS and Remote Sensing (Commonwealth Scholarship) and the second in Social Research Methods (ESRC Scholarship) from the University of Southampton. His ESRC-funded PhD, conducted at the same university, examined the spatial pattern of birthing service utilisation in Ghana.
In conjunction with their academic pursuits, he brings a wealth of practical experience. Winfred served as a public health officer with the Ghana Health Service, assumed the role of monitoring and evaluation lead at Good Neighbors Ghana, and engaged in various temporary research and teaching capacities at the University of Southampton.
This blend of academic accomplishment and practical engagement underscores Winfred's commitment to interdisciplinary research, culminating in invaluable contributions to healthcare accessibility insights for marginalised communities.