University of Ghana, Centre for Migration Studies, PhD Candidate
Sandra Obiri-Yeboah is a PhD candidate at Centre for Migration studies, University of Ghana and a graduate assistant at Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy in the same Institution. Her thesis area is in climate change impact of victims, their psychological wellbeing and its influence on migration intentions.
Research Interests and societal interests
- Understanding how climate change affect psychological wellbeing of people from vulnerable rural communities.
- Understanding gender dimensions in impacts of climate change in terms of psychological wellbeing and migration intentions.
- Understanding unique nature and pattern of migration in aspects of climate change impacts.
Expectations as a QES Scholar during the Mobility Period
I expect participation in the program to build my confidence in climate change research, sharpen my abilities and skills, and create the opportunity to network with scholars in the field of climate change and societal transformation. Participation in seminars and conferences will offer rich experiences to draw inspiration from. Also, I expect to learn different and innovative ideas in the area of societal transformation and climate change to unravel the nuance views of my research to benefit my community and country at large. Exposure to current methods employed in climate change research will shape my thesis work.
The QES Project and Advancement of your Career
As young researcher, this project will provide the opportunity to build networks with colleagues, and Faculty members in Carleton University to be able to collaborate in the area of publication. Building networks in the area of climate change and societal transformation will provide the platform for experts in the various disciplines to share and contribute their knowledge and ideas that will shape future climate change research in Sub-Saharan Africa and Canada. As climate change and its impacts continue to unfold, research in the area requires unique and efficient methods that reveal the core issues for precise recommendations and policy intervention.