UCC Holds 3rd Research Awards and Grants Ceremony

Research Awards and Grants (RAG) Ceremony has been held under the auspices of the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC) at the School of Medical Sciences.

The annual award scheme is aimed at motivating and honouring faculty members who distinguished themselves through impact-oriented research as well as those who have shown potential in the same regard.

Prof. Florian Carl from the Department of Music received the Best Evolved Researcher Award whilst Dr. Adeladza Kofi Amegah of the Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics was awarded the Best Evolving Researcher. They had the opportunity to share their research output and experiences with policy

In all 24 faculty members were awarded certificates and cash prizes at the ceremony.

Present at the ceremony were policymakers, academics, industrialists, representatives of some tertiary institutions, University Community and the general public.  Here is a list of faculty members and their research projects.


Title of Research Projects



Towards Biological Control of fall Armyworm: An Investigation of the Constitutive and Spodoptera Frugiperda- Induced Volatiles of Maize Varieties in Ghana.


Dr. Moses Teye

Carcass Characteristics and Fatty Acid Profile of Rabbits Fed Diets Formulated with Palm Kernel Oil Residue


Dr. Isaac Okyere

Reproduction Potential of the lampeye killifish A. spilauchen in Captivity and its Biology and Health Implications for Mosquito Biocontrol

Biology & Health

Dr. Issahaku Adam

Attitude, and Attitudinal Functions of Hotel Frontline Employees towards Guests with Disability

Hospitality Management

Dr. Daniel Yaw Fiaveh

Masculinity, Use of Herbal Alcoholic Bitters and Compulsory Heterosexuality in West Africa: Narratives from Urban Ghana



Dr. Francis Tanam Djankpa              

Assessment of Starch as a Substitute for Agarose in DNA Gel Electrophoresis

Physiology and Health

Dr. Kingsley Kwadwo Asare Pereko

Effects of Solanum torvum Consumption on the Haemoglobin Levels of Pregnant Women

Health and Nutrition

Rev. Emmanuel Frimpong

Physical Activity Levels and Metabolic Health of Patients with Osteoarthritis


Dr. Michael Boakye-Yiadom

Documenting Exemplary Educational Leadership Practices in Ghanaian Higher Education (The DEELP Project)



Prof. Ernest Ekow Abano

Beta-Carotene Fortified Gari: Effect of Processing Variables on Nutritional and Sensory Quality

Agricultural Engineering

Dr. Michael Osei Adu

Screening for Root System and Rhizosheath Traits of Cowpea to Boost Protein Production within Phosphorus-Limited Subsistence Farming Systems



Dr. Samuel Sanko Sackey

NAA as a Tool to Determine Concentration of Some Heavy Metals in Salt Mined from Benya Lagoon, Ghana, Using GHARR-1


Environmental Physics

Dr James Atta Peprah

Mobile Money Ecosystem and Access to Financial Services among Rural Farmers in Some Selected Districts in Ghana



Dr. Emmanuel Ekow Asmah

Economic Costs of Raising Children and Cost Implications for Widowhood: A Case Study of Households in the Cape Coast Metropolis in Ghana


Economics and Sociology

Dr. Owusu Boampong

Exploring Psychosocial and Labour Conditions of Womb Renters and Gamete Donors as Reproductive Workers in Ghana



Dr. Mrs. Phyllis Elsie Owusu Agyei

An investigation into the Possible Hypolipideamic Activity of Celecoxib, a Selective Cyclooxygenase II Inhibitor, in a Murine Model


Pharmacology and Health

Dr. Nancy Innocentia Ebu Enyan

Education Intervention Study on Cervical Cancer and Screening for Women in the        K. E. E. A District of the Central Region of Ghana



Dr. Stephen Ocansey

Normative Database for Retinal Nerve Fibre Layer Thickness and Optic Nerve Head Parameters in the Ghanaian Population for Glaucoma Diagnosis


Optometry and Health

Rev. Fr. Dr. Anthony Kwabena Nkyi

Correlates of Depression, Purpose in Life, Loneliness, General Health and Anxiety among Patients in Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital



Dr. Benjamin Anderson

Authenticating Honey from the Central Region of Ghana Using Optical Spectroscopy Techniques


Food Safety & Physics

Dr. Mrs. Dorcas Obiri Yeboah

Seroconversion of Hepatitis B Vaccine among Healthcare Workers in the Cape Coast Metropolis, Central Region, Ghana



Prof. Eric Nyarko-Sampson

Career Orientations and Person-environment Fit as Predictors of Turnover Intentions of Secondary School Teachers in Ghana



Dr. Andreas A. Kudom

Domestic Pesticide Use: Implications for Health, Environment and Biodiversity

Health and Environment

Prof. Florian Carl

Ghana Music Documentation Project: Mapping Cultural Diversity, Promoting Sustainable Musical Futures


Arts and Development