Dr. Mamusu Kamanda

Dr Mamusu Kamanda is the newest member of the INDEPTH Network in Accra, Ghana. She has been employed as a postdoctoral research fellow to join the INDEPTH's Scientific Research and Co-ordination Section, focusing on the Education Programme of the Network.

Prior to joining INDEPTH, Dr Kamanda was at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom where in December 2013 she successfully completed a PhD in Social Statistics. Her Thesis was on “Primary and secondary school attendance in West Africa” supervised by Prof. Nyovani Madise, an affiliate of the INDEPTH Network.

At Southampton, she completed a Bachelors in Sociology and Social Policy (2006-2009) and a Masters in Social Statistics (2009-2010). She then worked from January to September 2014 as a Senior Research Assistant at the University of Southampton before accepting this position at INDEPTH.

"My main research activities have focused on education and child health/wellbeing in sub-Saharan Africa. I am particularly interested in children’s primary and secondary school attendance as well as achievement in poor and post-conflict contexts. I am also interested in the application of advanced statistical models to quantitative data in both cross-sectional and longitudinal forms," she said.

She has also worked on a number of education projects with the United Nations Education Scientific Cultural Organisation in Ghana as an intern for three and a half months as well as with the United Nations Children’s Fund in Lesotho on a consultancy which explored poverty and well-being among children in the country.