UCL Urban Laboratory


Rosina Sheburah Essien

Post Doctoral Researcher, Making Africa Urban

Dr Rosina Sheburah Essien holds a B.A. Geography and Resource Development with Sociology from the University of Ghana (UG), Legon. After which she was selected as a Research Assistant on national service at the Centre for Migration Studies, UG, from 2013-2014. She won the Norwegian quota scholarship to study in Norway at the University of Bergen from 2014-2016 and was awarded MPhil in Development Geography after defending her master's thesis on ‘Integration of Ghanaian immigrants in Bergen's labour market.’ Her PhD in Geography and Environmental Studies from 2019-2021 at the Stellenbosch University in South Africa, sought to rethink solid waste management systems in African urban markets through the development of a participatory model that includes the contributions of local (market) institutions, using three open-air markets in Accra as case studies. Before her PhD journey, Rosina was a full-time lecturer at the Ghana Christian University College, Amrahia, Accra and a part-time tutor at the School of Continuing and Distance Education, Takoradi city campus, University of Ghana.

Role in the Making Africa Urban research project

Rosina is the MAU Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Ghana’s ISSER (Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research) working with the project collaborator Professor George Owusu. She has a research interest in the ‘developmental circuits’ which drive investments in Accra, Ghana’s capital and most populous city.

Further Links

Academia Profile: https://ghanacu.academia.edu/RosinaBadwi