Amanda Dansoa Asiamah

Graduate Research Assistant, Memorial University, Grenfell Campus

Master of Arts in Environmental Policy, Memorial University, Grenfell Campus

Bachelor of Arts in BA in Geography and Resource Development with Psychology, University of Ghana

Amanda is from Ghana and arrived in Newfoundland in 2019 to pursue her Masters’s in Environmental Policy program. Amanda graduated from the University of Ghana with a BA in Geography and Resource Development with Psychology. After graduating, Amanda worked as a researcher and project coordinator with a Ghana Market and Social research company.

Amanda’s master’s thesis sought to understand the knowledge and perceptions of climate change among smallholder farmers in Ghana and the role of local ecological knowledge in adaptation. The research was under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Nadolny. Amanda’s research interest involves climate change adaptation and sustainable and affordable housing. Amanda has been working with a team of researchers to Quantify Housing Needs in Western Newfoundland. Amanda is also working on a research project to identify policy and program options for housing access and affordability in Western Newfoundland. Amanda’s current work is funded by Mitacs internship and the CMHI.


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